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India Extends Ban On International Flights Till 31st May 2021


India Extends Ban On International Flights Till 31st May 2021

The Director General of Civil Aviation in India further extended the suspension of international flights till 31st May, earlier the deadline for flights suspension was to end 30th April.

However, the restriction will not apply to international cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA. Vande Bharat Mission and scheduled flights under the travel bubbles India so far created will continue.

International scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis, The suspension of scheduled international flights were suspended from 23rd March, 2020.

India currently has a bilateral air bubble arrangement for the operation of special international passenger flights with 28 countries, including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, the Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, the UAE, the UK and the USA. The other countries with which India has such a pact are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kuwait, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Meanwhile, several nations, including Australia and Hong Kong, have imposed restrictions on flights connecting them with India due to a massive spike in Covid-19 cases in the country


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