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India’s Ban On International Flights Extended ‘Till Further Orders’

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New Delhi: India has extended the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country “till further orders”, aviation regulatory body Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Monday. The suspension was extended till February 28 on January 19.

It is since March 23, 2020, scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India in view of the outbreak of the Covid-19. Special passenger flights though have been operating between India and approximately 45 countries since July 2020 under air bubble arrangements formed with them.

“The competent authority has decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till further orders,” the DGCA said via a circular on Monday.

This restriction will not be applicable for international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA, the circular mentioned.

Also, fights operating under air bubble arrangement will not be affected, the circular added.

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