International Flights To Resume From March 27

Mumbai: After a gap of two years, the international flights will be resuming from March 27, the Civil Aviation Ministry announced. Amid the covid, ban was imposed on the overseas flights. 

“After having recognized the increased vaccination coverage across the globe and in consultation with the stakeholders, the Government of India has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India from 27.03.2022, i.e. start of Summer Schedule 2022,” read a statement from the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia announced that the Air Bubble arrangements – which allow two countries to operate flights into each other’s territories subject to certain conditions – also stand revoked.

Since July 2020, special international flights have been operating between India and 37 countries. The Bubble arrangement hurt airlines’ operations and their profitability.

Just 3,993 fresh coronavirus infections – the lowest in 662 days – were recorded in India on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The Aviation Ministry will be following the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare guidelines for international travel.

Earlier to prevent the spread of Covid, aviation watchdog, Directorate General of Civil Aviation or (DGCA), had earlier suspended operations on March 2020.

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