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International flights suspended in India until 31st July

India has arranged 'Travel bubbles' with special flights to be arranged for selected routes.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India announced today that all the international passenger flights to and from India will be suspended until 31st July. However, some flights will be allowed with special permissions on selected routes after careful considerations.

The decision was made by the DGCA that cargo flights will not be banned all cargo operations will carry out as normal with no restrictions.

The decision to suspend International flights is to avoid the spread of Covid-19 and to contain the threat of the third wave. The new Delta plus variant of Covid has been making headlines recently and several cases were found in India. To contain the threat and to avoid the third wave, the government is taking precautions by suspending air travel.

However, the flights that have already been scheduled will be allowed after being reviewed and the passengers who already booked their tickets might be allowed the case to case basis. India has made special ‘Travel bubbles’ with several countries that will have special flights for tourists. However, no further details have been shared as of now.

It is expected that in the coming days, the detailed information will be made public that will ensure the containment of the Covid threat. The following news report from ‘The Economic Times’ shows the report about the recent announcement made by the DGCA.

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