Canada Bans Passenger Flights From India, Pakistan For 30 Days


The measure, not applicable to cargo flights, will be effective from 0330 GMT Friday. (Representational)

Ottawa, Canada:

Canada suspended all passenger flights from India and Pakistan on Thursday for 30 days, Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced, citing increased cases of Covid-19 detected in travelers arriving from these countries.

“Given the higher number of cases of Covid-19 detected in air passengers arriving in Canada from India and Pakistan… I am suspending all commercial and private passenger flights arriving in Canada from Indian and Pakistan for 30 days,” Alghabra told a news conference.

The measure, which does not apply to cargo flights, will be effective at 11:30 pm Eastern Time Thursday (0330 GMT Friday).

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