In a new order passed by the Government of India, international flight ban has been extended till 31 December by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Only selected flights shall be allowed on case to case basis, the DGCA order read.
The notification, titled ‘Travel and Visa restrictions related to COVID-19’ said, “In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs 1ST of 31St December, 2020.”
“This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA,” the order stated.
“However, International Scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis,” the statement added.