11 December 2021 Mr. Jasmeet Bhatia
Good news for Indians who are looking to visit Canada. Finally, Canada has eased its travel restrictions for Indians in the post-pandemic era. Indians are now allowed to travel to Canada if they are fully vaccinated and get their RT PCR test done at the third country, which can be possibly a stopover, before entering Canada.
What relaxes the troubles of Indians here is that more nations are available for vaccinated Indians, and they can enter Canada via Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Turkey has also eased the norms for vaccinated passengers from India.
As Canada has started accepting tourists from Indian, the demand to travel to Canada is on the rise. Indians had limited options through Mexico or Egypt, but more nations letting Indians transit, has added to the accessibility of Canada.
Vaccination Plays an Important Role in Easing Travel Restrictions for Indians
One factor that plays important role in easing restrictions is the vaccination campaign in India. India is on the 14th spot among the top 29 nations, with 47.5 doses per person.
The vaccination drive soared high in August, and awareness and availability of the vaccines have also become important. Such factors have encouraged the nations to enter vaccinated Indians to enter through their borders.
Canada has also lifted the mandatory quarantine for three days in a government-approved hotel for the vaccinated travelers from India, including the students.
On arrival in Canada, passengers are required to go through an immigration process which also includes COVID 19 screening. This could take 2-3 hours or more.
If someone is tested COVID 19 positive, they need to provide proof of a positive test, provided by a third country and conducted between 14 and 180 days before departure.
Huge Drops in Prices of Flight Tickets to Canada
Another good news is that there has been a significant drop in flight tickets to Canada, with a stopover in a third nation. For example, the return fare for the Mumbai-Toronto trip, via London is anywhere between INR 80K and INR 90K. Whereas, if the trip made a stop in the Middle East, then prices could be cheaper after 3-4 weeks.
Which Vaccination is Accepted in Canada
Keep in mind that COVISHIELD is the only vaccine accepted in Canada. Besides, passengers are required to undergo an RT PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before they arrived in the nation.