India To Resume Scheduled Commercial International Flights From 27 March

Swarajya Staff

Mar 09, 2022, 10:03 AM | Updated 10:03 AM IST

An Air India flight (Pic Via Wikimedia Commons)
An Air India flight (Pic Via Wikimedia Commons)

With decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases in India and increasing global Covid vaccination coverage, the government has decided to resume international commercial flights to and from the country from 27 March.

"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," the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a release on Tuesday (8 March).

"The suspension of scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India, thus, stands extended only upto 2359 hours IST on 26 March 2022 and air bubble arrangements shall accordingly be extended to this extent only," it added.

However, the ministry clarified that the international flight operations will be subject to strict adherence to the latest Ministry of Health guidelines for international travel.

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had suspended operations of scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India with effect from 23 March to prevent spread of COVID-19.

Subsequently, the civil aviation regulator extended the ban on international flights several times.

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