Canadian government may extend the suspension on flights coming directly from India. Although it has not been announced, Canadian officials are going to make an announcement in this regard soon.
This suspension began from April 22 which was later extended for another 30 days on May 21 and now on June 21, it will be extended again for 30 days.
Ban was put since India has been hit severely by the second wave of coronavirus. To prevent it from spreading Canadian government announced a ban on flights coming directly from India. This delta variant of coronavirus was called 150% more transmissible than the original version.
Before the flight ban, both Air Canada and Air India were operating daily flights between the Toronto & Vancouver and New Delhi in India. It was being done in an air corridor arrangement that came into place last summer. Passengers from India who arrive via an indirect route, through a third country, will have to provide a pre-departure negative coronavirus test result from the last port before they got to continue their journey.
It is expected that now there will be an ease in the norms for air travel. Especially, with regards to the previously mandatory hotel quarantine for those who are fully vaccinated.
So far, a negative RT-PCR test is required before boarding and another test is taken on arrival and by the time result comes, one is to stay in a designated hotel. Even if the report comes negative, a 14-day self-isolation is compulsory.