Direct flights between Canada and India resume on Tuesday

PAUL Gill of Gill International Travel in Surrey told the VOICE on Monday that Air Canada informed them on Saturday that non-stop flights between Vancouver and Delhi as well as between Toronto and Delhi were to resume on Tuesday.

Gill said tickets were being sold and that the first flight from Vancouver to Delhi will be taking off from Vancouver International Airport at 12:10 a.m. on Tuesday (September 21).

Gill also referred to Air Canada’s website regarding testing requirements for flights from India.

The website states: “Please note that Air Canada’s requirements for boarding the flight from India to Canada have now changed. The only accepted COVID-19 tests are an RT-PCR test or a rapid PCR test that must be taken no more than 18 hours before your departing Air Canada flight to Canada from the COVID-19 Testing Centre & Lounge across from Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Air Canada requires either of these specific tests as no other test from any other clinic within India will be accepted, even if you are connecting from a different city.

“You may also be able to travel if you provide proof of a certified positive PCR test result taken between 14 and 180 days before your scheduled departure flight to Canada.”