The ban on international passenger flights has been extended till February 28
– International passenger flights closed from March 23, 2020
– Flight with more than 40 countries will continue under the Air Bubble Arrangement
New Delhi: The ban on scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till February 4, the aviation regulator DGCA said in a statement. It may be mentioned that international passenger flights in the country have been closed since March 8, 2020.
However, since July 2020, special passenger flights between India and 40 countries have been operating under the Air Bubble Arrangement. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that the ban on scheduled international commercial passenger services has been extended till February 8, 203.
However, the ban does not apply to International All Cargo Operations and DGCA-approved flights. Flights operated under the Air Bubble Arrangement will also not be affected. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Ministry of Civil Aviation to ask the DGCA to take a decision on international flights keeping in view the Omicron variant. Earlier, on December 1, 2021, it was announced that the ban on international flights would be extended.