Students from India feel impact of extension of ban on direct flights from India

August 31, 2021
International students from India are feeling the impacts of Canada’s recently extended ban on direct flights from India. Global News reports that students are struggling to find flights that connect through other countries in order to get to Canada for their studies. Sachin Dev, an international student who plans to travel from Delhi to Canada, explained that flights with connections through other countries are both more expensive and associated with a higher infection risk. “I’ve faced financial issues because I am not able to access my (university) stipend, which requires a Canadian bank account and study permit, which I will receive only at the airport,” said Dev. Student Gaurav Kamath added that students from India have already paid their fees and are so desperate to get to Canada that they will take any route. Global News (International)