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Guide for International Travels Between India and Canada

Are you traveling back to your home in India after a long time since the start of the pandemic or planning to pursue your education in Canada? Whether you are traveling between the two nations for academic purposes, business purposes, or other reasons your safety as well safety of others is the first priority. And to make sure that you travel safely and comfortably with us, we have brought you the latest information in this guide for international travels between the two nations. 

Under the India-Canada air travel bubble agreement, certain individuals and parties are allowed to travel while following rules and restrictions on only a few Indian carriers along with Air Canada airlines, who are permitted to operate while the scheduled regular flights remain canceled indefinitely. As the fares for flight tickets are higher than usual, if you are looking for a cheap flight ticket to India then book your flights on with our trusted and experienced travel agents working to provide you with the best services. 

Many people are planning on traveling to Canada in 2022 and for them, the best course of action to take is to follow up on all the necessary protocols beforehand to not face any delay in any step of your journey. 

General Guidelines For Entering Canada from India

Entering Canada from India

There are many policies and guidelines to be considered when traveling internationally but in times of COVID, the most important and up-to-date travel information is shared below. 

Eligibility Criteria – 

Essentially the persons following under the below mentioned can travel to Canada: 

  • The lockdown left Canadian nationals and citizens stranded.
  • Foreigners with valid Canadian visas.
  • Indians with eligibility and valid visas to enter Canada.
  • Seamen from different nationalities and seamen of Indian passports that received clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.
  • Air Canada flights only accept RT-PCR or rapid PCR tests taken from the COVID-19 Testing Centre in Terminal 3 at IDGP Delhi, 18 hours prior to departure.

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Vaccinations Accepted Quarantine Information-

The WHO recommends four vaccines, and the Canadian government is currently accepting them. The names of these vaccines are- Johnson/Moderna/Pfizer/Covishield. Passengers who are fully vaccinated must present their vaccination certificate and COVID-19 RT-PCR report before boarding the plane to Canada. The RT-PCR report should not be older than 72 hours. 

The Quarantine Act allows international travel on emergency orders that do not include travel for tourism, recreation, and entertainment. The documentation of your travels must be true and filled with a self-declaration form for the authenticity of the reports and holding you liable for any discrepancy in them. 

While traveling and during their stay in Canada, passengers must follow personal hygiene guidelines and wear masks. The mandatory quarantine is for 3 days of hotel stay and 14 days of quarantine for Indian travelers. 

Travelers are to undergo a molecular test for COVID-19 upon their arrival in Canada and will be provided with an ‘At Home Specimen Collection Kit’. On the tenth day of their quarantine,  travelers are to give a third molecular test for coronavirus using this kit. 

Note: People who are fully vaccinated are also required to undergo the mentioned tests. 

Follow these general guidelines, procedures, and tests when traveling internationally to Canada from India. We share the guidelines for direct and indirect flights from India to Canada below. For those returning home from Canada, get last-minute flights to India with amazing deals on with the latest travel information, best customer services, and more. 

Flights from India

Flights to India

The direct flights between India and Canada are slowly resuming to the pre-covid levels. When traveling from India to Canada on direct flights, keep the following information in mind.

  • Passengers eligible for entering Canada are to provide a COVID-19 molecular test from the Genestrings Laboratory at the Indira Gandhi National Airport. The test should not be 18 hours older than your flight’s departure time. 
  • You must present the test report and QR code provided by the laboratory to the air operator before boarding.
  • Travelers who tested positive for COVID-19 previously can present a molecular test from any laboratory in India with data collection between 14 to 180 days before their departure. 

Passengers indirectly traveling to Canada via India from third countries must also provide a negative coronavirus molecular test report before departing from the third country to continue their journey to Canada.

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