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India extends ban on international flights till October 31: Ministry of Civil Aviation

The ban on international flights to and from India has been extended till October 31 owing to unrelenting rise in the pandemic across the country. This ban will not apply to international all-cargo and international scheduled flights approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) said on Wednesday.

The announcement by MoCA comes shortly after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released Unlock 5′ guidelines and few hours before the expiration of its earlier circular dated August 26, 2020, in which international travel ban was extended till September 30.

As part of new relaxed rules, Centre permitted cinemas/ theatres/ multiplexes to open with up to 50% of their seating capacity. State governments have been given the freedom to decide about school-opening dates after October 15 as part of new unlock guidelines.

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