India delays resumption of International flights from December 15th
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday decided to postpone the resumption of scheduled international flights from December 15 citing “evolving global scenario” in the wake of the emergence of the new Covid19 variant.
“In view of the evolving global scenario with the emergence of new Variants of Concern, the situation is being watched closely in consultation with all stakeholders and an appropriate decision indicating the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services shall be notified in due course,” DGCA circular said.
Scheduled international flights to and from India remain suspended since March 2020 following the coronavirus pandemic. However, special international passenger flights have been operating since July last year under air bubble arrangements formed with 31 countries.