Indians can now fly to Canada (from September 7) if they stop over at a third country and get an RT-PCR test done. Travellers can use third-countries in the Middle East to transit to Canada, after popular destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and relaxed norms.
For Indian travellers, only Covishield is currently accepted in Canada, so as of now only those who have got the full dose of Covishield vaccine are eligible for travel.
All passengers are required to undergo an RT PCR test, which must be done 72 hours prior to arrival in Canada. Each passenger must also submit proof of vaccination, and fill in information on the ArriveCAN app. People travelling with children below 12 are not required to be in quarantine. However, children between 12 and 17, and older, will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
The ticket prices have also dropped. A flight to Toronto from Mumbai via London was about Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000. These flights via a Middle Eastern country are considerably less.