Air Canada Flights Between Delhi And Toronto Resume After A Gap Of Four Months

Air Canada, the largest airline of Canada, has finally resumed operations in India on September 20 after a long suspension of four months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Replying to multiple users on Twitter, Air Canada confirmed that it is resuming its flight operations to Delhi. 

The first post-resumption flight AC 42 (From Toronto to Delhi) landed in Delhi at around 9 pm on September 20 to fly passengers from the national capital starting from September 21. 

With this, Air India may start Delhi to Vancouver and Delhi to Toronto nonstop flights soon. 

But Air Canada has set travel guidelines for passengers from India. It notified the passengers of the Covid-19 testing requirements with regard to Indians. It stated that all passengers must take the RT-PCR test not older than 18 hours before departure from the testing centre at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, and show a negative test result. 

“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 to 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,” as per Air Canada website. 

Adding new requirements, it said all travellers must be fully vaccinated with WHO-approved vaccines (Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer, Covishield) that are recognised by Canada. They have to upload all documents before the departure on

It further mentioned that the requirement of a negative RT-PCR report from a third country has been abolished. 

Canada suspended all commercial and private passenger flights from India on April 23, 2021, amid the outbreak of the deadly second wave of the Coronavirus attack. And the restrictions were imposed till September 21. Since April, passengers from India were allowed to enter Canada only if they transited via a third country and get a negative RT-PCR test result from that transit country before arriving in Canada. 

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