International flights are all set to restart soon. The government has not finalised the dates yet. Earlier reports said that the government might decide on restarting of international flights by July. But it has been delayed to August or September due to the unabating growth of CoronaVirus in the country. Right now, the civil aviation ministry is working on a new set of guidelines for international flights. While the central government is easing up on the regulations set by them because of the pandemic, state governments are reinstating lockdown seeing the growth of the virus.
Aviation Ministry May Include Age Limit Restrictions, Antigen Test In The New Guideline
It is still not clear when flights out of the country are going to start. But, it is clear that travellers will see new and different guidelines for those flights. There may be a restriction on age for international flights in India, said a report. Also, it is highly possible that senior citizens may not be allowed to take flights to other countries. Anyone who is boarding an international flight to India will have to show their negative COVID-19 report. The report has to be not older than 2-3 days.
Travellers taking international flights to India will have to take obligatory Antigen Test when they reach any international airport in India. Travellers will not be permitted to leave the airport until they have received their test reports. The travellers will have to bear the cost of the test. The cost of the test is said to be priced at Rs 500. By any chance, if a traveller in the airport is tested positive, they will have to be in quarantine. And, in this scenario, the traveller will have to pay for their quarantine as well.
Along with the already existing social distancing and no-contact check-in, the travellers will also have these new guidelines with the resumption of international flights. While international flights between India and UAE restarted on July 12 with new agreements. India is also discussing these new guidelines with the countries like France, Germany, UK and US.