India to resume regular passenger international flights from 15 March
Regular international flights are likely to resume from March 15 and will follow the standard operating procedures effective at Indian airports for foreign arrivals and departure, government sources said. Given the consistent decline in Covid cases, a decision on resuming scheduled international flights has almost been arrived at by the Civil Aviation Ministry following consultation with the Health Ministry, they said.
However, no official announcement has been made by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation so far. “Regular International flights is likely to resume from March 15. The Guidelines for International Arrivals, which came into effect from February 14, will be followed at airports for the passengers of these flights,” an official source said.
The ban on scheduled international passenger flights in India is in effect till February 28. Such flights have been suspended in India since March 23, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Special passenger flights have been functioning between India and around 40 countries since July 2020 under air bubble arrangements.
- With a consistent decline in Covid-19 cases, regular international flights are likely to resume from March 15.
- “Regular International flights are likely to resume from March 15. The guidelines for international arrivals, which came into effect from February 14, will be followed at airports for the passengers of these flights,” an official source said.
- Meanwhile, special passenger flights are operational between India and around 40 countries from July 2020 under the travel bubble agreement.