Transport Canada extends restrictions on direct flights from India until September 21, 2021

Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world and one of the major tourist attractions in India.
Photograph by Kristian Bertel, Wikimedia Commons.

Based on the latest public health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada has announced that it is extending the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 21, 2021.

All direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India are subject to the NOTAM.

Cargo-only operations, medical transfers or military flights are not included.

Transport Canada is also extending the requirement related to third-country pre-departure COVID-19 molecular tests for travellers to Canada from India via an indirect route. Accordingly, passengers who depart India to Canada via an indirect route are required to obtain a valid COVID-19 pre-departure test from a third country—other than India—before continuing their journey to Canada. 

The Government of Canada continues to advise Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada, since international travel increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants, as well as potentially spreading it to others.

Border measures also remain subject to change as the epidemiological situation evolves.