Even though, Canada continues to ease its Corona Virus related travel restrictions for the rest of the world. Flights from India are banned until at least 21st August 2021.
We understand that health remains the main reason for this travel ban but a decision to remove this ban will most likely depend upon other factors as well.
India is an important ally of Canada by sending maximum immigrants and students. This ban on flights from India is equally detrimental to both Indians and Canadians.
The current estimate is that approximately 20 per cent of new permanent residents and approximately 30 per cent of new international students into Canada are from India. Add to this a large number of Canadian population which identifies as itself with origins in India.
The current flight ban thus is a major challenge for Indians, Indian-Canadians, their families, and in many ways to economy of Canada.