Central govt extends ban on international flights till January 31
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 31 Dec 2020, 1:12 pm IST
- 1 minute read
Amid the pandemic and fear of new variant of COVID, the ban on international flights has been extended till January 31, 2021.
Amid the ongoing COVID-crisis, Indian government has extended the ban on international flights till January 31, 2021.
The suspension first came into effect in March. It was set to complete on December 31, 2020.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced the extension on December 30 and clarified that cargo flights and limited international flights under bubble arrangement will continue.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said a decision has been taken to extend the temporary suspension of flights to and from the United Kingdom till January 7, 2021.
The suspension of flights to and from the UK is due to the new variant of COVID-19– which has been identified in the UK.
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