Canada Eases COVID Test Rules for Indian Travellers

Flying to Canada soon? If yes, then here’s some good news for you. The Canadian Government has finally relaxed the India-specific COVID-19 test rules.

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Canada has removed the requirement for the passengers from India to produce a negative RT-PCR results for a test taken within 18 hours of departure of a flight, from a single laboratory called Genstrings Diagnostic Centre at the Delhi Airport.

As of January 28th, all travellers entering Canada are subject to the same pre-departure testing requirements that applies to all international travellers. It mandates passengers, unless specifically exempted, to have a valid negative pre-departure COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before a scheduled flight, or a positive molecular test result taken 10-180 days before departure.

Travellers boarding a connecting flight must take the test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of the final flight that lands in Canada. 

Also, the passengers need to carry proof of being fully vaccinated and some may be subject to a random test on arrival. 

The authorities have advised the passengers to pre-register for the test to reduce the waiting time, in case they are selected for random testing.

Prior to arrival in the country, all the travellers must submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (mobile app or website), including their quarantine plan and proof of vaccination either in English or French.

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