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Covid-19: India extends ban on scheduled commercial flights

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Filed on March 23, 2021
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Air travel arrangements with 18 countries including the UAE will continue

India’s aviation authority announced an extension to the ban on scheduled commercial flights on Tuesday.

India banned scheduled commercial flights on March 25, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on a statement, announced that ban on scheduled international commercial passenger services from/to India will be continued till April 30. This restriction shall not apply to the international all-cargo flight operations and flights specially approved by the DGCA.

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The authority also said international scheduled flights might be allowed on selected routes on case-to-case basis.

However, flights arranged under the air travel arrangements with 18 countries including the UAE will continue.

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