All International Flights From India Banned Till January 31, 2022: Find The Reason Why?
The world isn’t ready for the spread of the new ‘highly transmissible’ Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. Measures need to be taken and it’s high time for all the nation to be careful about overseas passengers from ‘at-risk’ countries.
India will retain its ban on scheduled international passenger flights in place until January 31, the aviation regulator DGCA announced on Thursday.
All International Flights From India Banned Till January 31, 2022
Earlier there was an update that International Flights From India won’t Start From December 15!
But due to the Omicron threat, officials are planning to continue the ban on scheduled international passenger flights in place until January 31.
“In the view of the evolving global scenario with the emergence of new variants of concern, the situation is being watched closely in consultation with all stakeholders and an appropriate decision indicating the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services will be notified in due course,”
DGCA has said earlier.
India Has Placed Countries Under The At-Risk Category
The United Kingdom, other countries in Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong and Israel have all been designated as ‘at-risk’ by India.
Singapore and Bangladesh have been removed from the list now!
Travellers who are from the ‘at-risk’ countries need to be extra cautious and thus they have to submit details of travel history dating back 14 days before the date of arrival. Also, a negative RT-PCR report is mandatory. These details may get further uploaded on the Air Suvidha portal.
All the travellers who were tested negative are strictly advised to follow the home quarantine for a minimum of seven days. They are also supposed to do a Covid-19 test on the eighth day.
Travellers with positive reports will be taken to a separate isolation facility and the reports will be sent to genome sequencing.
Airlines will conduct random Covid-19 testing of 2 per cent of the travellers flying to India from ‘at risk’ countries according to the central government’s instructions