Updates for COVID-19
The government of Canada has made Covid-19 testing mandatory for all the travellers who are entering Canada from any country. It is must for all Canadians who are returning from short trips to take a molecular pre-entry test. The test must be taken outside of Canada. Temporary enhanced requirements ending for travellers who have been in Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Make sure that you will be able to obtain a COVID-19 molecular test in order to meet Canada’s testing requirements to return to Canada.
Do not travel
- If you become sick with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, even if mild, before your planned return to Canada
- If you are in quarantine or isolation
- If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- If you are waiting for the results of a lab test for COVID-19
- If you have been in close contact with someone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19
Ensure you’ve obtained a negative COVID-19 molecular test before returning to Canada.
Moreover, If you feel sick or experience any symptoms of COVID-19 during your flight to Canada or upon arrival, you must inform the flight attendant or a Government of Canada screening or quarantine officer immediately.
Different state governments have defined respective protocols for passengers arriving at their airports. Before travel, please ensure that you check the state-wise guidelines of the city/state you are travelling to and comply with the same to make sure of a hassle free journey. Besides, International Passengers arriving at 6 Major Airports (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad) are required to pre-book the RT-PCR test. Further, As per mandate by Government of India all passengers arriving into India by international flights need to register on newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours prior to departure.
For International Traveller
It is mandatory to carry a negative RT-PCR test report with QR code for international travel ex India. Currently the outbound passengers who are traveling from India to number of international destination are being allowed to board flight only igf they carry negative PT-pcr report as per the travel guidelines
Airlines should bring this to knowledge of passengers well in advance/while booking the tickets to avoid any last minute hassles