International flights to Suspend till further notice

International flights to Suspend till further notice

International flights for Regular will remain suspended till further orders, aviation regulator DGCA said today. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, international flights have been suspended in India since 23 March 2020. However, under air bubble arrangements, special passenger flights have been functioning between India and around 40 countries since July 2020.

In partial modification of circular dated 26.11.2021, the competent authority has decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till further orders. This restriction shall not apply to global all-cargo operations and flights approved explicitly by DGCA, the aviation regulator said in the circular.

The DGCA further said that the flights under bubble arrangement would be not be affected.

The prohibition on scheduled international passenger flights in India was effective until 28 February.

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Earlier, PTI reported that the government plans to resume regular international flights from 15 March. However, no official announcement was made by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in this regard.

Meanwhile, The health ministry has issued revised guidelines for international arrivals, with effect from 14 February, doing away with mandatory seven-day home quarantine and the need to undertake an RT-PCR test on the eighth day.

Apart from uploading negative RT-PCR report, taken 72 hours before the journey, there is an option to upload double dose certificates of completing the complete primary Covid vaccination schedule provided from countries on a reciprocal basis.

Also, the differentiation of countries' at-risk and other countries has been removed.

Accordingly, the need to give samples on the port of arrival and wait until the result is obtained from countries' at-risk has been dispensed.

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