Travel ban in place for passenger and business flights from India and Pakistan to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants.
As Canada sees a surge in COVID-19 cases involving new variants, the federal government announced on April 22 that it will introduce tighter travel restrictions to halt potential spread and protect Canadians.
The travel restrictions include the banning of all passenger and business flights from India and Pakistan starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021, for 30 days.
However, cargo flights carrying vaccines and protective equipment will continue to be allowed to enter Canada.
Those who travel to Canada from India or Pakistan via an indirect route will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test from their last point of departure, according to Omar Alghabra, Canada’s transport minister.