Have you been one of the many people affected by the ban that came into place in April this year?
Today the ban has finally been lifted and not a moment too soon as thousands of Visitor Visa, Study Permit and Work Permit holders had started to lose hope.
Since direct routes were restricted, such as from India, many had to stop over in other countries and along with that follow their quarantine and testing guidelines before they could even land in Canada and then another set of quarantine and testing requirements once they landed in Canada. This incurred a lot of travel costs.
It has been an impossible situation with many people wondering if they would ever get the chance to commence their studies, visit or work in Canada but finally, it seems, things may be returning to some sort of normality.
This is a huge boost to students in particular who, up until now, have had to study online if their designated learning institution authorized it. If they didn’t then it has caused huge issues with regards to any future applications like post graduate work permits.
Applicants who have had their visitor visas approved have been unable to join family in Canada up until now so things are moving in the right direction.
There are strict requirements that must be met of course. All travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the approved Genestrings laboratory at the Delhi airport, taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their direct flight to Canada.
They will also have to comply with all other requirements.
This is in addition to the ArriveCAN mobile app that must have all their information uploaded into it. Failure to do so will result in a refusal to board.