India Bans All International Flights Till June 30: Only These Flights Allowed Under Air Bubble
India extended the ban on international commercial flights!
The Central Government on Friday extended the ban on international commercial flights till 30 June, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular.
Earlier the ban on international commercial flights was extended by one month.
It was implemented by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday, until May 31, 2021.
India Extended The Ban On International Commercial Flights
Restrictions On International Commercial Flight Operation To And From India
The pandemic’s second wave, which has seen daily infection cases reach 3.87 lakh. It has also forced many countries to temporarily halt international flight operations to and from India.
But these Covid-related restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.
“In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs 1ST of 30th June, 2021,” the DGCA circular read.
“However, international scheduled flights also may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis,” it added.
Air Bubble Pacts With 27 Countries
Special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May last year, and under bilateral “air bubble” arrangements with selected countries since July.
India has signed air bubble agreements with 27 countries.
Special international flights operates by their airlines between their territories under an air bubble agreement between two countries.
India currently has a bilateral air bubble agreement with about 27 countries which include countries such as Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK, Uzbekistan and also the US.