Another blow to travelers is that the International Passenger Flights has been suspended again and this time it is till November 30th in the wake of Coronavirus. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced this and issued a circular, stating that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.
Since March 23, all the scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended however, special international flights have been operating from May onwards. This is under Vande Bharat mission and due to 2 countries agreeing for the bi-lateral travel bubble which India has agreed with 18 countries.
As far as now, India has a bi-lateral travel bubble with countries such as the UK, USA, UAE, Bhutan, Kenya, and France. And as per special arrangements between these countries, special international flights have been operating.
The circular which DGCA provided also states that the Cargo flights will be running as scheduled and all international cargo operations will be running as it was pre-pandemic.
The domestic flights in India have begun from May 25 and it resumed after a gap of 2 months.
Earlier under the new guidelines, Under Unlock 5.0 the union home ministry had mentioned that international air travel flights will not resume until October 31 with exception of those permitted by the center. And now the date has been pushed further with no information about when the flights will be resumed for international travel.