All International Flights Banned Till March 31, 2021: When Will They Restart?
The suspension of international flights has been extended by the government till March 31, 2021.
However, flights operating as a part of travel bubbles under the Vande Bharat Mission will continue to fly. People who are eligible to fly to and from India as per government norms can fly. Currently, there are 27 countries like US, Germany and France which come under the travel bubbles India has so far created.
On March 23, 2020 Scheduled international flights were suspended and such is the severity of pandemic that despite being a year of its outburst, it seems as if things are not going to return to normalcy soon.
International Flights Banned Till March 31, 2021
The international commercial passenger services to and from India have been banned till 11.59 pm (India time) of March 31, 2021 by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) through an order issued on Friday.
Flights Allowed On Selected Routes On Case Basis
DGCA added that the restriction shall not be applicable to international all cargo operations and international flights may be allowed on selected routes on case to case basis by the authority.
Due to the pandemic the scheduled flights were banned as of March 23, 2020 and all the flights operating under Vande Bharat Mission were only allowed under the formed air bubbles with over 25 countries.
For the categories of travellers who are allowed, through both Vande Bharat Mission as well as Air bubble arrangements international travel is taking place. All-cargo international flights are allowed and the DGCA approves the flights on case to case basis.