India has finally lifted the ban on commercial flights, which was imposed in March 2020 when the country has suspended international flights amid the rise of coronavirus cases. As per the civil aviation ministry statement, the government has decided to lift the ban as there has been increased vaccine coverage across the world.
Saying this, the commercial flight travel ban will be lifted from March 27, 2022, said the government.
“After recognizing 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., the start of Summer Schedule 2022.” Mentioned in the statement.
Since the ban, India has agreed to air travel bubble arrangements with several countries since July 2020, where the government has tied up helping operate flights in each other territories.
This, of course, came with its restrictions, and during this period, regular flights were banned.
However, the reopening of flights will not be averse to the guidelines that are still in place amid the pandemic. The international operations need to follow all guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said the civil aviation ministry.