Central Government Closes Regular International Flights Till January 31, 2022

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New Delhi, 10th December 2021: In the backdrop of the possibility of a spread of the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, the Government of India has decided to close regular international flights till January 31, 2022.


The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a circular in this regard stating that the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights has been extended.

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


The DCGA has also clarified that the international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case to case basis.


According to the revised guidelines issued by the central government, Covid testing at the airport will be mandatory for people from high-risk countries who are vaccinated also.