India extends international flight ban until February 28

KOMPAS.com – Indian government extends ban international flights until February 28, 2022.

The decision comes amid a rising number of cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 around the world.

“The relevant authorities have decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger air services to/from India until February 28, 2022.” wrote the announcement by the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA), or India’s Directorate-General for Civil Aviation, which the site quotes as saying dcga.go.inSaturday (01/22/2022).

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However, the ban does not apply to international cargo flights and special flights approved by the Indian DGCA.

In addition, the ban does not apply to flights included in the regulation either travel bubble (travel bubble).

India’s Directorate-General for Civil Aviation urged all relevant parties to comply with the ban.

Photo by Ibrahim Rifath on Unsplash India Illustration – A building called the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India (photo by Ibrahim Rifath on Unsplash).

The letter was signed on Wednesday (19/01/2022) by the Director of Regulation and Information of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India Neeraj Kumar.

The document is intended for all domestic and international passengers to/from India, airports, airlines and immigration authorities.

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It should be noted that India has banned international flights from March 23, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In December 2021, the Indian Aviation Authority extended the ban until January 31, 2022.

In view of the rise in cases due to the Omicron variant, the ban was renewed again.

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