The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India on Wednesday postponed the opening of scheduled international flights.
The DGCA is a circular also said the effective date to be notified in due course.
Notably, last month the Govt of India has announced it will operations of scheduled international flights with several countries starting 15th December 2021.
But due to the scare of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’ Indian govt has now decided to postpone the resumption of scheduled international flights from 15th December.
“In view of the evolving global scenario with the emergence of new Variants of Concern, the situation. is being watched closely at consultation with all stakeholders, and an appropriate decision indicating the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services shall be notified in due course.”Said, the DGCA in a circular.
It is worth mentioning that last week the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the decision on the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international flight service will be reviewed amid the fear of the new Omicron variant.
India Issued Revised Guidelines For International Arrivals
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Monday also issued revised guidelines for all international passengers arriving in India. This comes after the Union Health Ministry on Sunday issued revised guidelines for international arrivals.
These new guidelines will come into effect starting today, 01st December 2021, and will continue in place till further orders.
As per the latest guidelines, it is mandatory for all passengers to submit 14 days of travel details and upload negative Covid (RT-PCR) test results on the Air Suvidha portal before the journey.
The guidelines also stated that the travelers from countries at-risk will need to take the Covid-19 test post-arrival and wait for results at the airport.
If tested negative they’ll follow, home quarantine for 7 days. Not just that, a re-test will be done on the 8th day & if negative, the traveler will have to further go to self-monitor for the next 7 days.