International flights to remain suspended till Nov 30

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS): The Centre on Wednesday extended the suspension of scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till November 30.

"This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation," an official statement said on Wednesday.

"However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on select routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis," it added.

At present, India has entered into 'Air Bubble' agreements with several countries. It allows nationals of both the countries to travel in either direction.

Passenger air services were suspended on March 25 due to the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19.

Domestic flight services have since resumed from May 25.



Comment on this article

  • Sashi, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Only returnees allowed. No country is giving visas for Indians.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    The west, especially in Europe, is witnessing a revival, of a virulent strain of Covid19 pandemic sweeping their continents... We in India cannot afford another round of a Lockdown.... The Union government must carefully consider this vital parameter and then decide on revoking international flights...

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  • dk shetty, mangalore/Oman

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    I understand govt here wants to ensure containment of infections due to covid19.
    However if you see other countries across Gulf/Rest of the world international flights have started.

    One of senior management from an international airlines told me, unless they get permission for international flights where passengers travelling from india are allowed to fly through third country to their destination things wont improve much.

    Just taking passengers point to point will not help airlines either, international flights should commence as that will help growth/international trade and people who require to travel for business/personal visits etc, Also quarantine procedures needs to be trimmed, brought down to one week . Because of quarantine in all countries, travel has stuck in limbo,

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Only NaMo is in trouble - Unable to travel !

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  • Praveen, Mlore

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    we are in No.2 in stand..but flight we dont start so tht covid wil increase....wht is logic behind i dont know...may be looting money by giving special permission to flights to land...

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Next will be till Dec 31st .
    This was expected .
    This No.1 in making fool to public.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    December 25th is very Auspicious ...

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  • Sj, Bengaluru

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Yes very auspicious..Vajpayee jis birthday :)

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Oct 28 2020 are right....

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Thu, Oct 29 2020

    SJ what is wrong in celebrating Vajpayee's birthday on Dec25th. It is a great day to celebrate anybody birthday because Jesus was born that day and is a one of the best day in the calendar of the year for the whole world. Hopefully you are okay with Christmas the special day of celebration.

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 28 2020

    Religious ....

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