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Canada extends India and Pakistan flight ban until June 21


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Canada has extended its ban on incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan by another 30 days to June 21 as part of a campaign to fight COVID-19, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said on Friday.

The CBC cited a formal Notice to Airmen issued by civil aviation authorities.

Ottawa first announced the ban on April 22 as cases of COVID-19 in India soared.

On Thursday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that restrictions along the country's border with the US against non-essential travel has been extended another month until June 21 to stem the spread of COVID-19.

"To protect your health and limit the spread of Covid-19, we're extending the measures currently in place by another 30 days. Non-essential travel between our two countries remains restricted until June 21," the Prime Minister tweeted on Thursday.

Essential workers such as truckers and emergency service providers, as well as vital healthcare workers including nurses who live and work on opposite sides of the border, are exempt from the restrictions.

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