Canada has just prolonged the original 30-day ban on direct flights from India and Pakistan until June 21. It was first imposed on April 22 and was set to expire on Saturday. Some flights will still be permitted such as cargo flights that will transport Canada special supplies. Some of the supplies include vaccines and personal protective equipment.
The ban only applies to direct flights from both countries, so passengers can arrive in Canada by taking a connecting flight from a third country. However, they would need a negative result on a COVID-19 test from their last departure point.
Air Canada extended their flight ban to India prior to the government’s announcement and they do not operate in Pakistan. Every traveler returning or arriving in Canada by land or air will have to show a negative coronavirus test and quarantine for two weeks. There are some exceptions for essential workers. All air passengers will have to quarantine in a designated hotel for up to three days while waiting for the test results. Finally, they must get one more COVID-19 test eight days after arrival.