OTTAWA –The federal government plans to lift a months-long ban on direct flights from India early next week with enhanced COVID-19 screening protocols in place.
A statement from Transport Canada released Tuesday says the current restrictions, which were set to expire the same day, will be extended until Sept. 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
At that point, 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 their departure. They must also upload their vaccination details to the ArriveCAN app or on the website.
“Travellers who are unable to meet these requirements will be denied boarding,” the statement reads.
Those who depart from India to Canada via an indirect route will still be required to obtain a negative molecular test from a third country within 72 hours …