Covid-19: India extends ban on international flights till August 31

At the moment, commercial flights are allowed to operate to and from countries with which India has bilateral air bubble agreements.

Covid-19: India extends ban on international flights till August 31
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The government of India has extended the ban on scheduled international flights until midnight of August 31, 2021, as per the circular issued by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) on July 30. It’s been almost sixteen months now that international air travel is banned.

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe, leaving national economies and businesses counting the cost and govt struggling with various measures to contain the spread of the virus. Despite the development of vaccines, many countries are taking strict measures to avoid any possible chance of its spread.