Regular international flights are likely to resume operations from March 15 after it was suspended for nearly two years. As per the sources, authorities will be the following SOP effective at Indian Airports for foreign arrival and departures.
The civil aviation ministry has made the decision of resuming international flights following consultation with the health ministry about the decline of covid19. However, the directorate of General of Civil Aviation has not made any official announcement yet.
The sources have also added that although regular international flights will likely resume from March 15, the guidelines, which have been in place since February 14, will still be followed at the airports for the passengers.
The said ban on international arrival will remain effective till February 28. This was put in place on March 23 due to covid cases.
However, special flights have been operating between India and 40 other countries under the air travel bubble agreement.
The health ministry February 14 issued revised guidelines for international arrivals. It scraped the mandatory seven-day quarantine and the requirement to undergo an RT-PCR compulsory test on the eighth day.