DGCA extends suspension of international flights till 30 April

Director General of Civil Aviation has suspended international flights till 30th April, however leisure given to selected routes.

On Tuesday , March 23, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) released a circular which states that international flights have been suspended till 30th April 2021.

DGCA stated in circular “Suspension of international flights further extended till 30th April 2021. However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis”, as quoted by ANI.

The Circular also states that this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specially approved by DGCA.

Now, its been one year to the ban on international flights because of coronavirus outbreak. Since then India has been operating Vande Bharat mission to many places and has formed air bubbles with over 27 countries. People eligible as per government norms can fly to and from India.

Earlier, DGCA has also released a circular on 13th March 2021, regarding strict compliance of COVID-19 protocols during air travel. Circular states that passengers shall wear masks and maintain social distancing norms at all time during air travel. It also states that CISF or other police personnel deployed at the entrance of Airport shall ensure that no one is allowed to enter airport premises without wearing mask.


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