India extends ban on international flights until August 31

30 Jul 2021 by Business Traveller India
Indian aviation

In its latest advisory, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced the extension of the ban on scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India until August 31, 2021.

“In partial modification of circular issued dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the above subject regarding scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India until 2359 hours IST of August 31, 2021,” reads an official notification titled ‘Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19’, by DGCA.

The circular also however stated that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.

DGCA tweeted:

At present, India is carrying out international flight operations via Vande Bharat Mission and air bubble agreements with around 28 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, UAE, UK, and the US.

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