As the Government of India on Monday suspends all flights from the United Kingdom (UK), full-service carrier Vistara is offering one-time free rescheduling of affected bookings to any date.
The airline in a statement said that affected customers can reschedule their booking to any date until December 31, 2021.
It must be noted that, due to the suspension of flight operation by the government, Vistara has cancelled all its flights to and from London between 23rd Dec. 2020 and 31st Dec. 2020.
— Vistara (@airvistara) December 21, 2020Advertisement
“Vistara will comply with the government’s decision to suspend all flights originating from the UK to India. In order to minimize inconvenience to our customers, we will enable one-time free-of-charge rescheduling of affected bookings to any date until 31 December 2021,” a Vistara spokesperson said.
The Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said passengers arriving in India from the UK, on any international flight, shall be subjected to “mandatory” RT-PCR testing upon arrival. Earlier in the day, Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan had urged people to not panic, adding that the government was “fully conscious about everything.”
“I would say this to all that imaginary situations, imaginary talks, imaginary panic…Don’t involve yourself in this,” the minister had said in a press conference.
The new coronavirus strain was first detected in September. It has been shown to increase the spread of the disease in the labs but, thus far, there is no evidence to suggest it leads to more deaths.