As of October 4, direct flights from India to Canada have resumed.
Passengers eligible to enter Canada and traveling on those flights must:
- obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the Genestrings Laboratory;
- perform this test within 18 hours before their scheduled departure;
- present the test report with a QR code issued by this laboratory to the air operator before boarding
Travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 can present a positive molecular test issued by a certified laboratory in India. The date of the collection must have been between 14 and 180 days before their scheduled departure to Canada.
Passengers who travel from India to Canada via an indirect route still need to provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third country before continuing their journey to Canada.
Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border to prioritize the health and safety of everyone in Canada. The government continues to advise against non-essential travel outside Canada. Border and public health measures also remain subject to change as the epidemiological situation evolves.
Erickson Immigration Group will continue to share updates as more news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.