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Government of Canada extends ban on flights from India and Pakistan

The government of Canada has further extended the ban issued on direct flights from India and Pakistan until June 21st.


The Canadian government first issued the thirty-day ban on 22nd April to control the spread of COVID19 cases.


Passengers arriving in Canada from these two countries flying indirect routes must take a negative PCR test before departure from the original port of embarkment.


“I can say that we’ve seen a significant reduction in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 arriving from international flights since this restriction was put in place.” - Omar Alghabra Transport Minister


Air Canada and Pakistan Airlines operated flights between these countries. The ban is expected to last until the COVID19 cases are reduced. While cases are fewer now in Pakistan, cases continue to remain high in India.


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