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Canada extends travel ban on passenger and business flights arriving from India. Canada had first imposed a travel ban on passenger and business flights arriving from India and Pakistan on April 22nd, 2021 for 30 days and subsequently extended the ban until June 21st, 2021. The news on Canada extending the travel ban on flights arriving from India has dampened the travel plans of many travelers. The country has extended the travel ban only for India and not Pakistan this time.

Passengers from India cannot enter Canada directly; however, they can enter the country by flying to a third country and stopping over for a period before flying to Canada. A covid-19 negative test needs to be taken from the last country of departure.

This ban is only for passenger and business flights arriving from India. The cargo flights and flights carrying medical supplies and vaccines are exempted from this ban. All the travelers entering Canada will need to be tested negative for COVID.

Passengers entering Canada will have to be tested for COVID-19 and need to stay in a government-approved hotel until they get a COVID-19 negative result. All other mandatory protocols have to be followed.

Globally countries have slowly started opening up and welcoming travelers. Canada was also looking at opening its borders but has currently extended the border restrictions until July 21st, 2021. These travel bans and border restrictions have made many put travel plans on hold.

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