Corona Havoc: Ban On International Flights Extended Till 31 July In India

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New Delhi: The government has decided to extend the ban on international flights till 31 July due to the cases of the ever-increasing Coronavirus infection in the country. Earlier, the order said that the movement of international flights in India will not be allowed until July 15. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Friday that it is extending the suspension (cancellation) of international passenger flights in the country till July 15, but some international services on select routes may be allowed depending on the situation.

The government has issued a circular today (on 3 July) saying that changes are being given in the order of 26 June. It has been decided to increase the ban on international flights till July 15 by 31 July. The movement of international commercial passenger services from India will be suspended till 11.59 pm on July 31, 2020.

The circular further states that these restrictions will not apply to international cargo operations and flights permitted by DGCA.

Significantly, due to Coronavirus, international flights in India have been closed since 31 March.

It states, “However, international passenger flights may be permitted on select routes depending on the conditions.”

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