The ban is set to begin this evening CAD time, Thursday 22 April 2021

Info via Canadian media (CBC News).


  • will ban all direct flights to Canada from India and Pakistan beginning today at 5 pm ET
  • that's 2100GMT
  • for the next 30 days

New Zealand banned arrivals from India last week, UAE just now:

Three is an out of control surge in cases in India - scenes of hospitals and funerals from the country are horrific. Given the tragedy unfolding its a bit gross to mention the economic impact, but it needs to be noted - oil demand is seen lower with the impact, and given the planet is in this together there will be a wider toll on economic growth.