India’s international commercial flight ban extended till June 30

This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday said that the international commercial flight ban in the country is extended till June 30, 2021.

The Directorate informed about the decision through a tweet on its official handle, with the official Circular.

The Circular, titled “Travel and Visa restrictions related to COVID-19” read, “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 30th June, 2021.”

“This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights 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 Directorate said.

DGCA asked for a strict compliance of the latest directions by the concerned including all foreign and domestic scheduled Airlines operating flights to/from India, Chairman, Airport Authority of India, all Airport operators in India and the Commissioner, Bureau of Immigration.

Meanwhile, according to statistics published on Friday by the Union Health Ministry, the single-day increase of COVID-19 cases in India went below the 2-lakh threshold for the second time this month, bringing the overall caseload to 2,75,55,457.

The death toll increased to 3,18,895 with 3,660 daily deaths, according to figures updated at 8 AM. A total of 1,86,364 new Coronavirus infections were recorded in a day, the lowest in about 44 days, while the death toll increased to 3,18,895 with 3,660 daily fatalities.

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