To combat the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, Canada revised some travel restrictions for persons coming from India on Thursday. In its updated travel advisory, the North American country has modified its travel advise to remove the need that passengers obtain a negative RT-PCR report from a single lab operated by the company Genestrings at Delhi airport within 18 hours of flight departure. Previously, this restriction only applied to those who flew directly between India and Canada.

Passengers from India on a connecting flight will no longer be required to take a Covid-19 test in a third country that is the port of departure for a destination in Canada, according to a revised guidance from the Canadian authorities.

The official statement said, “Removing, effective January 28, 2022, the modified pre-departure test requirements for travellers coming to Canada on direct or indirect flights from India or Morocco. Travellers from these countries will no longer be required to obtain a valid negative pre-departure COVID-19 test from a third country. All travellers entering Canada are now subject to the same pre-entry test requirements, regardless of their departure country.”

Ajay Bisaria, India’s high commissioner in Ottawa, stated, “This is a welcome step towards restoring normal mobility and also ending a regime that discriminated against travellers from India.”

The Canadian Minister of Transport stated that when the government makes decisions in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants, the health and safety of Canadians must always be the priority. They will continue to work with air carriers, and their efforts in implementing continuous updates to air travel standards have made a significant contribution to the safety and security of Canadians and their transportation system. The epidemiological situation in Canada and abroad is being closely monitored, and their officials and experts are continuing to evaluate the measures in place and recommending necessary adjustments to keep Canadians and our transportation system safe and secure.

– India’s new age travel digital media


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