Once again, India suspends international flights due to rising cases of coronavirus around the world. And as per the reports, International passenger flights are suspended till March-end, however, cargo flights will continue to operate.
India shares travel bubble with 27 countries which include Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bahrain, Ethiopia, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Iraq, Kuwait, Kenya, Nepal, Maldives, the Netherlands, Oman, Nigeria, Rwanda, Qatar, Seychelles, Ukraine, Tanzania, the UAE, Uzbekistan, the UK, and the United States of America where flights which operate under air travel bubble will continue.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently issued an order stating that international commercial passenger services will remain suspended till 23:59 of March 31, 2021. This applies to flights to and from India.
Scheduled international flights were suspended on March 23, 2020, when India introduced lockdown and now with this latest order, it will be one year since India suspended International flights travel. And since the lockdown was announced, India has been operating Vande Bharat Mission flights to countries around the world.
Reports have that regular international flights are likely to resume soon due to current scenarios of growing coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, the travel bubble and repartition flights will continue as of now.