On August 9, 2021, the Government of Canada extended travel restrictions for all direct passenger and business flights from India until August 21, 2021. According to a Transport Canada media release, only cargo operations, medical transfers, or military flights are allowed to go directly between Canada and India. To enter Canada, travellers from India must take an indirect route and provide a pre–arrival test from a third country, taken within 72 hours of their final departure to the country, regardless of immigration status.