Starting September 22nd, Air Canada will resume its direct flights between India and Canada. Please note that Air Canada’s requirements for boarding your flight from India to Canada have now changed.

Requirements before your flight to Canada

All passengers must take either an RT-PCR test or a rapid PCR test no more than 18 hours before your departure at the COVID-19 Testing Centre & Lounge across from Terminal 3. The cut-off time to complete your COVID-19 test is 10 hours for a RT-PCR test or 6 hours for a rapid PCR test before your scheduled departure time. Once you receive your negative result by email, it needs to be uploaded along with your proof of vaccination via the ArriveCAN app before you check in to your flight.

International travellers must also be fully vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines authorized by the Government of Canada. They include Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, Moderna SpikeVax, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria or Covishield and Johnson & Johnson Janssen.

If you’re a student studying at a designated learning institute and you’ve received a vaccine that’s not approved by the Government of Canada, you must present your acceptance letter at the check-in counter in order to board the flight.

As a reminder, if you need further assistance, Air Canada’s airport check-in counters will be open 6 hours prior to departure.

Got a Question?

Frequently Asked Questions

Are flights operating from India to Canada?

Air Canada announced on Monday, September 20th that Air Canada will be resuming service direct flights from India to Canada on September 22nd, 2021.

Which airlines are operating from India to Canada?

You can fly directly from New Delhi to Toronto or Vancouver with Air Canada and Air India. Other airlines such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Air France and United Airlines offer connecting flights with a layover.

What are the requirements to enter Canada?

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals who meet the requirements of a fully vaccinated traveller can come to Canada. Travellers from countries outside of Canada who are not fully vaccinated are not able to enter Canada unless they already meet an exemption set out in the Orders made under the Quarantine Act. Otherwise, they will be denied entry into Canada, may be denied boarding on flights to Canada, and/or could face fines on arrival. Learn more about restrictions on the Government of Canada website.