Indian Govt Bans All Normal International Flights Till 31 Oct; Only These Flights Allowed
According to a circular from the DGCA’s office, the Director-General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday extended the embargo on planned international commercial passenger flights until October 31, 2021, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Suspension On Scheduled International Commercial Passenger Flights
The competent authority may authorise international scheduled flights on specific routes, according to the Indian regulatory agency. It depends upon the situation and the need.
“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 IST of 31st October 2021. This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA,”
The notice reads.
Canada Has Lifted The Ban On Passenger Flights From India
Recently Canada has finally lifted the ban on direct passenger flights from India. On September 27 (Monday), Canada Air is expected to fly the first direct trip between the two countries, while Air India is expected to start service on September 30.
Making that announcement, Transport Canada tweeted, “Beginning at 00:01 EDT on September 27, direct flights from India can land in Canada with additional public health measures in place.” That time translates to 9.30 am IST.
According to Transport Canada, once the restriction on direct flights expires, travellers eligible to enter Canada will be able to board direct flights from India to Canada.