India’s ministry of civil aviation has announced that flight operations between India and the United Kingdom, which were banned from December 22, 2020, will resume this week.
India’s civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet:
“Resumption of flights between India and the UK:
India to the UK from January 6, 2021.
The UK to India from January 8, 2021.
Thirty flights will operate every week – 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This schedule is valid until January 23, 2021. Further frequency will be determined after review.”
Detailed standard operating procedures have been issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India for smooth travel. As a part of the latest travel protocol, passengers will be tested both before boarding and upon arrival in India.
National carrier Air India has opened bookings for flights between India and UK.
The carrier will operate Mumbai-London Heathrow and Delhi-London Heathrow service on January 6; London Heathrow-Mumbai and London Heathrow-Delhi service on January 7; and Mumbai-London Heathrow and London Heathrow-Mumbai service on January 8.
Air India has stated that these flights are in addition to the regular flights.
Bookings are open through the airline’s website, booking offices, call centre, and authorised travel agents.”