Indians Can Now Enter Canada via a Third Country

The Canadian government has permitted passengers from India to enter Canada now but with certain conditions. Indians can enter Canada from September 7, but they have to follow a few rules. Travellers from India can fly to the country only if they layover at a third country and present a negative RT-PCR test report. 

As per the latest travel guidelines, passengers who are coming from India can transit through Middle Eastern countries to enter Canada. Earlier, students travelling to Canada had to transit via Egypt or Mexico where they had to undergo an RT-PCR test. But now with the countries like Turkey, Dubai and Abu Dhabi easing their travel restrictions, Indians can transit via these countries to enter Canada. 

Things to remember before travelling to Canada 

  • Indian passengers are advised to take WHO-approved vaccines like Covishield of SII, the only vaccine of India accepted in Canada. 
  • Take a rapid PCR test not more than 72 hours before the arrival in the country. 
  • Travellers must be asymptomatic. 
  • Submit vaccination certificate and required information on Canada’s ArriveCAN app. 
  • Passengers travelling with unvaccinated children aged under 12 years do not have to be quarantined on arrival. However, children aged between 12 years and 17 years, dependent children of 12 years old or older (who have mental or physical disabilities) will have to complete a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days. 

If you were eagerly looking forward to Canada’s travel relaxations, so that you can visit the country, the time could not have been better. The prices of tickets to Canada will considerably drop if you have a transit halt in a third country. If you take a flight from Mumbai to Toronto via London, you will have to pay somewhere between Rs 80,000 and Rs 90,000. But if you plan the trip via a stopover in the Middle East, the fare could be as little as Rs 50,000. 

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