Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that India will take a decision to resume international passenger flights as soon as countries ease restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals. “Destination countries have to be ready to allow incoming flights.”

Puri said in a tweet, “Due to increasing demand for resumption of scheduled international flights by people who want to travel abroad due to compelling reasons, I reviewed the state of international flight operations around the world and globally the situation is far from normal.”

The civil aviation minister also pointed on how most countries have less than ten per cent international operations because they are allowing entry only to their own citizens and have placed restrictions on foreign nationals. Whereas, many others are allowing inbound flights from a few countries but have also placed restrictions on quarantine/isolation.

As per Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) directive issued on May 30, international commercial passenger services remain suspended until June 30 in India.

Meanwhile, domestic flight operations, which recommenced on May 25, is witnessing a steady trajectory: