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Air Canada Announces Reopening of Delhi-Toronto Route

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To help eradicate COVID-19 transmission within Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau imposed several travel restrictions, limiting entry into the country. Thus, most foreigners cannot travel to Canada despite owning a valid visa or even an eTA (electronic travel authorization).

At present, however, Air Canada has resumed its Delhi-Toronto flights. This arrangement will last from 15 to 30 August. Flights are scheduled during Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. At the moment, tickets are already for sale via GDS and all the different travel agencies.

Guidelines for Entering Canada

Nevertheless, there are several guidelines that necessitate strict adherence.

Who is allowed to Enter Canada?

As mentioned, not everyone is allowed to enter Canadian borders. Nonetheless, passengers who will be originating from Delhi may be the following:

  • Canadian citizens
  • Dual Canadian citizens with either:

a. a Canadian passport or

b. a distinct authorization permit

  • Canadian permanent residents
  • Students
  • Work permit holders
  • Indian passport holders with valid visitor visas

Indian Nationals Allowed to Enter Canada

Nevertheless, several guidelines must be followed. Indian passport holders with valid visitor visas must be either of the following:

  • Immediate family members of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who will be staying in Canada for a minimum of 15 days
  • An Indian national who is travelling for an essential reason

Who is considered an Immediate Family Member?

Immediate family members are the following:

  • Spouse or common-law partner
  • Dependent child
  • Dependent child or a dependent child
  • Parent
  • Step-parent
  • Guardian
  • Tutor

Before Boarding a Flight for Canada

Before you are allowed to board the plane bound for Canada, passengers must be able to:

  • Pass the health check done by the airlines
  • Wear a face mask upon arrival in the airport, upon boarding the plane, and during the flight

Arriving in Canada

When arriving in Canada, here are things you should do.

  • Provide personal details via the travel contact information form which is available via

a. The ArriveCAN mobile app (available for both iOS and Android)

b. An available online form

c. A paper-based form

  • Have yourself examined and screened by the quarantine or board services officer who will assess you for COVID-19 symptoms

Quarantine Requirements

Upon arrival in Canada, you will be examined for COVID-19 symptoms. All foreigners must provide 14-day quarantine details which include:

The place you will stay in

  • How you will get there
  • How you will purchase your groceries
  • How you will access various essential services
  • How will you get emergency and medical care

Quarantine is a compulsory requirement. Even individuals with no visible COVID-19 symptoms are mandated to strictly follow this order. Border services officers will determine your eligibility to enter the country or not.

Penalties for not following these guidelines shall be:

  • An up to $750,000 fine
  • Jail time of up to 6 months
  • Removal from Canadian soil
  • A 1-year ban from entering the country

Summary

Air Canada shall be operating the Delhi-Toronto route from 15 to 30 August. However, all requirements must be fulfilled so that Canada’s entry is approved upon arrival.

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A Must See Desert Oasis In Southern California

Think of the desert and your mind conjures up images of dry dusty lands full of cactus and crawly things. But there is a desert oasis in Southern California that will completely transform your vision of what a desert setting looks like. At Whitewater Preserve you will find…

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Think of the desert and your mind conjures up images of dry dusty lands full of cactus and crawly things. But there is a desert oasis in Southern California that will completely transform your vision of what a desert setting looks like. At Whitewater Preserve you will find 2,851 acres of streams loaded with trout, untouched wilderness and winding trails leading you into the mountains. Just north of Palm Springs and surrounded by the San Gorgonio Wilderness this is one desert destination that you will want to add to your bucket list. The rich habitat hosts the endangered Southwest willow flycatcher and Bell’s vireo, and provides the opportunity to see migrating summer tanagers and vermilion flycatchers. The canyon, an important wildlife corridor between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains, has a robust wildlife population. 

 

 

This desert oasis is a perfect place for a nature adventure, whether by yourself or with the family. The Whitewater Trout Farm’s historic building has been transformed into a Ranger Station and Visitor Facility. This is the best place to start your adventure. Here you can get a trail map and checklists to help identify local flora and fauna. Although there are many hiking trails, some are not always safe to access. The Ranger Station will have information on any trails that have limited access. After you have spent some time exploring, enjoy the refreshing water at the shaded picnic area. 

 

 

Visitor facilities include individual and group picnic areas and camp grounds that sit in the shadow of steep cliffs where bighorn sheep are often spotted. Fishing is available, but limited to organized catch and release programs for children, in which all the equipment is supplied. There are a variety of hiking trails at Whitewater Preserve, you will find something for everyone. There are paver paths around the pond, perfect for the elderly, and a trailhead leading to the Pacific Crest Trail for the more experienced hiker. No matter what trail you take you will be out in the sun so make sure to bring a hat and use your sunscreen.

 

 

Whitewater Preserve is open daily year round from 8 am to 5 pm, closing only on certain holidays or in the event of dangerous weather conditions. Permits for camping, backcountry trip parking and after hour hiking are available at the Ranger Station during open hours. 

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The Prettiest Small Town You’ve Ever Seen

About sixty miles east of Krakow, Poland is the ancient village of Zalipie, one of the country’s top tourist attractions, and the prettiest little town you will ever see. The small wooden cottages of this charming village are painted with scenes of nature and local folklore. Considered…

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About sixty miles east of Krakow, Poland is the ancient village of Zalipie, one of the country’s top tourist attractions, and the prettiest little town you will ever see. The small wooden cottages of this charming village are painted with scenes of nature and local folklore. Considered one of the most picturesque villages in Poland, Zalipie is surprisingly not overrun by tourists.  

 

The tradition started more than a century ago when the female residents began to paint their homes with floral motifs to cover up soot smudges and other faults around their home. Not having access to the materials needed for the project, these ingenious women made their own equipment. The paint was made with the fat from the dumplings they cooked, and hair from the tail of their cows was used for brushes. The women had to repaint their cottages each year, they did this after the Feast of Corpus Christi when they weren’t as busy with the farm work. This unique habit was passed down from one generation to another, and is continued to this day. One woman in particular became obsessed with the tradition. Felicja Curylowa lived from 1904 to 1974, she decorated every surface of her cottage inside and out. After her death the beautiful house was turned into a museum. 

 

Zalipie is a massive painting full of color and history, the entire village is painted. The best time to visit is in the spring when they hold their Painted Cottage Competition. This competition started after the end of World War II in an attempt to cover up the damage done by the war. Visiting this quaint village is a great way to escape the busy life of large cities, to relax and simply enjoy the art. It’s a delight you must see for yourself.

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You Can Stay In SpongeBob’s House

At the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts in Punta Cana you will find the resort’s signature dwelling, a replica of SpongeBob SquarePants’ pineapple house that is above the sea. If you are a fan of SpongeBob you will delight in this surprisingly luxurious Bikini-Bottom inspired villa,…

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At the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts in Punta Cana you will find the resort’s signature dwelling, a replica of SpongeBob SquarePants’ pineapple house that is above the sea. If you are a fan of SpongeBob you will delight in this surprisingly luxurious Bikini-Bottom inspired villa, brimming with unbelievable amenities. 

Simply called “The Pineapple”, visitors to this SpongeBob themed villa will be immersed in the world of SpongeBob SquarePants. With an entryway that is a perfect replica of Sponge Bob’s TV home and measuring nearly 2,300 square feet the villa includes three bathrooms, two bedrooms, a loft style living room, a garden, a play area, and an infinity pool. With a hefty price tag, the villa houses up to six people. But the high price is worth it considering the incredible service that is provided to the guests. Served by a private butler, guests are ensured that the villa meets every need. From the very beginning of the vacation the private butler is available to take care of every need including arranging of your tailor made activities, whether it is a moonlight beach dinner, wine tasting, or maybe an in-suite pizza party. For a closer look and more information head on over to the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana website.

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