Canada & UAE extend ban on flights from India; QR code on negative RT-PCR now mandatory

If you are planning to travel abroad anytime soon, then here are the 4 latest international flight updates you must know:

Top Highlights:

  • Negative RT-PCR report with QR code now mandatory
  • Canada extends ban on flights from India
  • Latest travel advisory from Bahrain
  • UAE extends travel restrictions from India 

Kindly note: We advise you to keep checking our international country-wise COVID-19 Travel Guide to get all the latest information.

Here are the complete details:

QR code must on RT-PCR test report to fly out of India

Effective since 22nd May 2021, all passengers boarding international flights from India will need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report with a QR code on it. This decision was taken after the recent incidents of flyers producing fake or photoshopped RT-PCR reports.

This, of course, is valid only for passengers with destination countries needing an RT-PCR report.

Also read | India–US travel restrictions: who’s exempted, and which flights just got cancelled?

Canada extends ban on passenger flights from India

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has suspended flights from India until 21st June, 2021. During this period, travellers visiting Canada via other countries will need a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result from the layover country.

Update for passengers travelling to Bahrain from India

Effective since 23rd May, passengers under the following categories are permitted to travel to Bahrain from India:

– Bahraini nationals/residents

– Citizens of GCC countries

– Bahraini residence visa holders

Also, all passengers arriving from India must carry a COVID-19 PCR negative test report with a QR code conducted within 48 hours before departure.

Check details here:

UAE extend ban on entry of travelers coming from India

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended a ban on entry from travellers coming from India till 14th June 2021. Also, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be allowed to travel from any other point to the UAE.

*Emirates Airlines confirmed

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