Despite the fact that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has decreased significantly in recent weeks, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry has decided to prolong the prohibition on planned foreign commercial flights even further, according to the most recent notification.
According to the warning issued by the Civil Aviation Ministry, planned foreign flights in India would be halted till further notice. This prohibition does not apply to all-cargo foreign flights or DGCA-approved special flights.
"The competent authority has decided to continue the halt of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India until further instructions," according to the circular published by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
The notice further states that the prohibition does not apply to all-cargo international flights or flights specially approved by the DGCA. Furthermore, flights under the bubble arrangement will be unaffected by this prohibition.
Previously, on January 19, the Civil Aviation Ministry issued a statement suspending all foreign passenger flights until February 28. International flights to and from India have been halted since March 23, 2020, when the Covid-19 epidemic began.
The DGCA declared in November 2021 that scheduled international flights will return on December 15, 2021, however the third wave of the pandemic reached the country, and the decision to restart international flights was reversed.