The restrictions on international passenger flights due to corona virus have been extended till 31 March. The DGCA gave its information on Friday. International flights were banned in March last year because of Corona. However, this restriction will not apply to the operation of international cargo flights.
New Delhi: The restrictions on international passenger flights due to corona virus epidemic have been extended till 31 March. On Friday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given this information in a statement. The DGCA said in the statement, “The Competent Authority has extended the validity of the circular issued on the subject of scheduled international passenger flights to or from India by March 31, 2021”.
This restriction will not apply to approvals flights from International Cargo Operations and DGCA. Simultaneously, DGCA stated that “However, international scheduled flights may be permitted on a case-to-case basis on select routes from the competent authority”.
Ban was imposed in March last year
The ban on international passenger flights was announced in March last year due to Corona virus. In the last months, the central government has relaxed restrictions in most sectors of the economy, but international flights have not been fully operationalized. The central government later allowed domestic flights to operate last year.
In December last year, after the arrival of new strains of corona virus in Britain, flights were also banned there. However, it was later lifted.
Operation of flights under air bubble agreement
Significantly, after the suspension of international flights due to Corona, special international flights are being operated under the Wanda India Mission from May and under bilateral “Air Bubble” Arrangements with select countries from July. India has entered into a bilateral air bubble agreement with several countries. These include countries like Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ukraine, UAE and US .
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