India extended international flights suspension until December 31, 2020

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India extends International flights suspension until December 31, 2020

Delhi: India on Thursday announced suspension of all  international flights until December 31, 2020

In a statement said : In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020 the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled international commercial passenger services to / from india till 23:59 hrs IST of 31st December, 2020.

This restriction shall not apply for International all-cargo operations and flight specifically approved by DGCA.

How ever international Scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis

Earlier last month DGCA has extended the suspension on schedule international passenger flights until November 30th. 2020.

Air bubble agreement 

India has entered into air bubble arrangements with multiple countries even though regular international flights remain banned owing to the pandemic.

Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special international passenger flights can be operated by their airlines into each other’s territories.

Scheduled international flights have been suspended in India since March 23, 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, special international passenger flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under bilateral air bubble arrangements since July.

Please acknowledge the receipt and ensure strict compliance, added in the statement

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