“Today we will also be renewing the flight ban between Canada to India for 30 days to July 21, 2021,” Minister of Transport Canada Omar Alghabra said at a press conference. “This means direct commercial and private passenger flights from India will be continued to be denied permission to arrive in Canada.”
Passengers who depart from India bound to Canada, via an indirect route, must still get a valid COVID-19 test result from a third country before boarding a flight to Canada, he added.
Air travellers from Pakistan will be required to get a COVID-19 test in the country in order to board a flight to Canada.
On June 21, India reported over 53,000 new COVID-19 cases, Pakistan reported 1,050 new cases as per data on worldometers.info
Beginning July 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travelers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition, fully vaccinated travelers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.
To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country, and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in English, French or with a certified translation.
For travellers who are not fully vaccinated, there are no changes to Canada’s current border measures. They must continue to adhere to the current testing and federal quarantine requirements, which have been effective in reducing importation and transmission of COVID-19 and variants in Canada, and provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN before arriving in Canada.
Unvaccinated air travelers must also book a three-night stay at a government-authorized hotel before their departure to Canada.
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