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India suspends international flights till further notice

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Agency Report

Commercial international flights to and from India shall remain suspended until further orders, officials said on Monday.

This is contained in a circular issued by the country’s civil aviation Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The restriction shall not be applicable for international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.

“The competent authority has decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India till further orders.

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“However, flights under air bubble arrangement will not be affected.”

Earlier in March 2020, commercial flights were suspended when the country imposed a complete nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Domestic flights resumed operations in India on May 25, 2020, after nearly two months of suspension while international flights continue to remain suspended.

Meanwhile, Indian authorities have been operating special international flights since May 2020 and under bilateral “air bubble” arrangements with select countries since July 2021.

Xinhua/NAN

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