The Canadian government is defending the health and safety of all Canadians by reopening the borders with caution, but only on the basis of the most recent public health alert from the Public Health Agency of Canada, which was issued on August 10, 2021. This Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) affects all direct commercial and private passenger flights from India to Canada, with the exception of military flights, medical transports, and cargo-only operations.
According to the advisory, the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting all direct commercial and private passenger flights from India to Canada until September 21, 2021, at 23:59 EDT.
Transport Canada is also extending its COVID-19 molecular test requirement to travelers from India who enter Canada via an indirect route. Passengers departing India on an indirect route to Canada will continue to be required to have a valid COVID-19 pre-departure test from a third country other than India.
In addition to constantly monitoring the epidemiological situation, the Canadian government has been collaborating with the Indian government and aviation operators to ensure that the right procedures are implemented as soon as situations allow.
Because epidemiological conditions and vaccine coverage vary by country around the world, the Canadian government has advised Canadians to avoid unnecessary travel outside of the country, as the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and its variants remain a potential concern. The Canadian government has stated that border controls will be adjusted if the epidemiological situation evolves.