Canada to lift restrictions on direct flights from India with effect from 27 September, the Transport Canada announced Saturday. (Photo – Vancouver Airport)
“Beginning at 00:01 EDT on September 27, direct flights from India can land in Canada with additional public health measures in place,” the Transport Canada said in a statement.
The statement further added that travellers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test from the approved Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi airport taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their direct flight to Canada.
The Transport on Tuesday extended the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 26.
Meanwhile, the Transport Canada has said the air operators will be checking the travellers’ test results ensuring they are eligible to come to Canada, and that fully vaccinated travellers have uploaded their information into the ArriveCAN mobile app or website.
The Transport Canada also added that travellers who are unable to meet these requirements will be denied boarding.