Canada extends flight ban between Canada and India; drops Pakistan ban

By: Thomas I. Likness
EBC News Service

(Eagle News) — The ban on direct flights between Canada and India has been extended for another 30 days, Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, announced Monday.

But he says flights from Pakistan will be allowed to resume.

“Based on the public health data, we will not be renewing the flight ban between Canada and Pakistan,” Alghabra said on Twitter.

Flights between the two countries and Canada were originally suspended for a month on April 22 because of the Covid outbreak on the Indian subcontinent.

The ban was extended for another 30 days in May.

Passengers from India who come to Canada via an indirect route must still obtain a Covid-19 test from a third country before boarding a flight to Canada.
(Eagle News Service)