It seems like the path of recovery is a distant path now as the scheduled International flights shall not resume on December 15. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced the postponement of International Flights amid the rise of coronavirus cases.
This is a piece of hard news as people were eagerly waiting for the flights to be resumed, and the postponement was announced in the circular released recently.
The statement was released on Wednesday stating this decision has been taken amid the rise of coronavirus cases of a new variant where the DGCA is closely scrutinizing all the stakeholders. On November 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked officials to review the resumption of international travel plans amid Omicron.
“An appropriate decision indicating the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services shall be notified in due course,” said the statement.
The DGCA had earlier said that the international flights will be resumed from December 15 onwards but has put 12 countries under ‘at risk’ categories now that the situation has changed.
All international airports in the country have been asked to take stringent measures to curb the rise of coronavirus at a root level amid the increase of infection from the B.1.1.529 variant. As per reports, passengers arriving from ‘at-risk countries will be asked to undergo mandatory RT-PCR tests upon arrival and have to wait for results before leaving the airport.