The government of India is resuming flights between India and the UK from today, and booking for the flights is also now open.
You can book the flights through Air India Website, Booking Offices, Call Centre and Authorised Travel Agents.
The flights were banned in the last week of December amid concerns over the new Covid-19 strain found in the United Kingdom.
As the flights will resume, two Air India flights, one from Delhi and one from Mumbai, will fly for London today, on 6 January.
Also note that these flights are in addition to the regular flights.
The Indian Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Tuesday, said that the government has allowed limited resumption of civil aviation with the United Kingdom.
“We took a decision on limited resumption of civil aviation traffic between India and the United Kingdom-based on an assessment of available facts as available with our medical professionals. We decided that RT-PCR test which was done 72 hours ahead of travelling was not enough,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.Advertisement
Currently, only 30 flights will be operational between the countries instead of 70, Puri said.
“So, we made it compulsory to test again on arrival. We will review the situation if any steps have to be taken. So far it is the limited resumption of civil aviation with the UK. The total number of flights to UK has been reduced from 60 a week to 30,” he added.
Flights to India from UK to begin from January 8:
As per Puri, the flights from UK to India will resume from 8 January 2021. Till January 23, 30 flights will operate every week.
“Resumption of flights between India and UK: India to UK from 6 Jan 2021. UK to India from 8 Jan 2021. 30 flights will operate every week. 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This schedule is valid till 23 Jan 2021. Further frequency will be determined after review,” he tweeted.
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