Air Canada has restarted its Delhi-Toronto nonstop flights with new rules that WHO-approved vaccinated travelers must undergo an RT-PCR within 18 hours of boarding its flights from the COVID-19 Testing Centre and Lounge from Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi,” Air Canada said.
Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline, on Monday, said that it has resumed operations in India after a four-month-long suspension of services because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following a sudden surge in cases in India, the airline had earlier in April refused India operations.
Air Canada confirmed that
Replying to multiple users on the microblogging site Twitter, Air Canada confirmed that its flight to Delhi is resuming. In one such tweet asking about the resumption of direct flights to India between Toronto and Delhi, Air Canada replied, “Yes they are, however it is subject to change depending on the Canadian Government.”
Flights from India
Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi
Further, the company also notified the tourists of the Covid-19 testing conditions for flights from India. It said that a negative RT-PCR test or a rapid PCR test, not older than 18 hours before departure, from the testing center at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is important.
“Please note that Air Canada’s demands for boarding the flight from India to Canada have now changed.
- The only allowed COVID-19 tests are an RT-PCR test or a rapid PCR test that must be taken no more than 18 hours before your departing Air Canada flight to Canada from the COVID-19 Testing Centre & Lounge across from Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi,” the airlines said.
It also noted that no other tests would be accepted even in the case of flyers coming in from other cities in India.
Before your scheduled departure flight to Canada
“Air Canada requires either of these specific tests like no other test from any other clinic within India will be accepted, even if you are connecting from a different city,” it added.
“You may also be able to travel if you provide proof of a certified positive PCR test result taken between 14 and 180 days before your scheduled departure flight to Canada,” it further said.
As far as vaccinations are concerned, four shots, namely those of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, and Covishield by AstraZeneca and Janssen by Johnson and Johnson are accepted currently in Canada, according to the government’s Travel and Tourism website.
Canada is one of the many countries with which India has a travel arrangement agreement.
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