Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) the aviation regulator of India on Tuesday extends the ban on regular international flights to and from India till 11.59 pm on 30th April 2021.
However, the international passenger flights, operating under air travel bubble arrangements, will continue, the aviation regulator said.
In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of the circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs IST of 30th April 2021. This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.
However, International Scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis.Said DGCA in the circularAdvertisement
It is worth mentioning that all scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, special flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat mission since May and under air bubble arrangements since July.
At the starting of March 2021, India has announced the flight schedule for phase 10 of the Vande Bharat Mission, As per the schedule published India will operate a total of 1557 flights from 27 countries in March 2021.
The list of countries includes Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France. Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, UK, and the USA.