There’s a new low in Canada–India relations after India allegedly was concerned within the killing of a Sikh Canadian on Canadian soil.
India halted visa issuance for Canadians on Thursday, however Canada continues to situation visas to Indians. Current visas that India has issued are legitimate.
The suspension of visa issuance to Canadians applies to visas issued worldwide, together with e-visas you can apply on the federal government web site with out visiting an Indian embassy or consulate.
Air Canada has issued the next Journey Waiver:
Versatile change charge waiver on account of suspension of India visa providers
September 21, 2023
Due to the suspension of India’s visa providers, we perceive that you could be need to make alternate journey preparations. In case you at the moment have a reservation, Air Canada has carried out a coverage that makes it potential so that you can make voluntary adjustments to your itinerary with out penalty if:
You bought an Air Canada ticket no later than September 21, 2023, for journey between now and October 15, 2023.
Your itinerary features a flight from anyplace in Canada to India as a closing vacation spot.
In case you are scheduled to journey in the course of the affected interval, you may retrieve your reserving to alter your flight one time, with out penalty as much as 2 hours earlier than your departure. Please observe that any distinction in fare would nonetheless apply.
In case you bought your ticket with Air Canada Holidays, please attain out to them immediately.
And if you happen to require help, you may contact us at 1-888-247-2262 (or 1 800 361-5373 if yours is an Aeroplan flight reward).
It’s fairly unprecedented if the Indian authorities or its diplomats have been concerned within the killing of a naturalized Canadian citizen on Canadian soil.
India has unilaterally stopped visa issuance to Canadians, which probably gained’t assist their trigger. It isn’t like India is probably the most thrilling vacationer vacation spot for these with none connections to the nation.
I utilized for the e-visa the opposite week, which was issued inside 24 hours, as I’m heading to New Delhi for just a few days this coming week.
India’s authorities ought to rent one of many outsourcing consultancies within the nation to redo the e-visa web site, which jogs my memory of the Nineties.