New Delhi: India will resume operations of scheduled international flights from December 15, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Friday. However, this order does not include 14 countries from which travel has been barred by India. Therefore, the existing air-bubble flight arrangements with these 14 countries will continue.
Based on the countries recognised as “at-risk” by MoHFW, the countries have been categorised into 3 categories with separate capacity restrictions.
Scheduled international flights have been suspended in India since March 23 last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, special international passenger flights have been operating since July last year under air bubble arrangements formed with approximately 28 countries.
In an order, the Civil Aviation Ministry stated: “The matter of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services to and from India has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and it has been decided that scheduled commercial international passenger services to and from India may be resumed from December 15, 2021.”