India Extends ban on International Flights until March 2021

The Government of India has extended the suspension on international commercial flights until March, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular on Thursday. The prohibition on scheduled overseas flights was to end on 28 February.

India Extends Ban On International Flights Until 31st March

The restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specially approved by the aviation watchdog.

“However, International Scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” it added.

Restrictions on international flights in the country were announced in March of last year due to the covid-19 pandemic. Over the months, the Centre has eased restrictions on most sectors of the economy but not international flight operations.