- The current ban on direct passenger flights was set to expire on August 21
Toronto: Direct passenger flights from India to Canada will remain suspended for more than a month. The latter has the ban on air travel from India till September 21.
The decision was taken in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“Based on the latest public health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada is extending the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 21, 2021, at 23.59 EDT,” read a statement from the company
The country had banned all direct flights since April 22 when India was grappling with a disastrous second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The ban has been extended multiple times depending on the Covid situation at that time. The last one was to expire on August 21, but has been extended by a month and will now continue till September 21.
India has been witnessing a decline in number of Covid-19 cases. However, the figures in a few states, including Kerala, continue to remain a concern. On Monday, there were around 28,000 cases across the country
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