The Indian government on Thursday extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services till December 31 given the coronavirus pandemic.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, in a notification ‘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 the DGCA,” the order stated.
The aviation regulator further clarified that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the “competent authority on case to case basis”.
Earlier this month, the DGCA had extended the ban on scheduled international passenger flights till November 30.