India extends suspension of international flights till July 31
New Delhi, June 30, 2021
India today extended the suspension of international commercial flights, imposed on March 25, 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, till July 31, 2021.
"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 IST of 31 July, 2021," a circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today said.
This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations andflights specifically approved by DGCA, it said.
"However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis," the circular added.
Domestic flights, which were also banned on March 25, 2020 as part of the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, were resumed from March 25, 2020.