Canada bans flights from India for the next 30 days

Our Bureau Toronto | Updated on April 23, 2021

Flights from India account for about one fifth of the country’s air traffic

Canada has decided to ban flights to and from India for the next 30 days due to rising Covid-19 cases.

During a virtual press conference, the Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said that because an increasing number of travellers from both countries have been arriving in Canada with Covid-19, all commercial and private passenger flights have been barred.

Connecting flights have been permitted. However, it would be compulsory for passengers to produce negative RT PCR test reports on arrival. 

However, the Canadian government has said that it will permit cargo shipments of essential goods.

Prior to this, Hong Kong, the US, the UK, Dubai among others have banned flights to and from India. 

Published on April 23, 2021

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