DGCA order on international flights: There is important news for those traveling abroad. The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights is about to end. Aviation Regulatory DGCA said that scheduled international commercial passenger services going to and from India will resume from tomorrow. The department has already issued an order for this. Earlier on January 19, the suspension of these flights was extended till February 28. With the reduction of corona infection, the guidelines have also been changed.
This time international travelers will get relief. The Airport Authority of India has amended the guidelines regarding international flights. Under this, passengers and employees will get relief from many restrictions. However, during this time it is still mandatory to wear masks in airports and flights. According to the revised guidelines, three seats will not be left vacant for social distancing in airlines. It will not be mandatory for only seven employees to wear PPE kits. This will also make it easier for the security personnel to search the passengers.
International flights, which have been closed for a long time in India due to corona infection, have been allowed to fly again. The ban on international flights has been lifted after a gap of two years. Foreign flights suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic will now resume from March 27.
Significantly, due to Corona in the country, scheduled international passenger flights were suspended from March 23, 2020. But, then from July 2020, special passenger flights are being operated between India and about 45 countries under the air bubble arrangement.
Earlier, PM Narendra Modi had asked the Civil Aviation Ministry and the DGCA to review their decision. The PM had said that it should be reviewed in view of the growing concerns about the Covid-19 variant Omicron. After this, on December 1, 2021, DGCA canceled its decision of November 26 without informing. It was not clear how long the suspension of scheduled international flights would continue.