Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline, will resume flight operations in India, which were halted four months ago due to the deadly second wave of Covid-19. Air Canada currently operates flights to India under the Air Bubble agreement between the two governments. Canada is one of the 28 countries with which India has an air bubble agreement.
In response to a passenger’s question on the resumption of flights to India, Air Canada announced on Twitter that flights to Delhi will restart. Air Canada replied to a Twitter user, “Yes, the route is resuming.”
Passengers planning to go to Canada (Toronto) must have an RT-PCR or Rapid PCR test completed no more than 18 hours prior to departure, according to the airline.
Air Canada commented, “The only accepted 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 airline added, “Air Canada requires either of these specific tests. No other test from any other clinic within India will be accepted, even if you are connecting from a different city.”
The following is a complete list of COVID-19 vaccinations that the Canadian government has approved:
- Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty (tozinameran, BNT162b2)
- Moderna Spikevax (mRNA-1273)
- AstraZeneca Vaxzevria/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, AZD1222)
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
– India’s new age travel digital media