India Extends Suspension Of Int’l Flights Till End Of Aug

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NEW DELHI, Aug 1 (NNN-UNI) – India yesterday extended the ban on international flights till Aug 31, said an official statement.

However, travel will take place under the “travel bubbles,” which the country has created with some countries like Germany, the United States and France, added the statement.

A statement issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said, “The government has decided to extend the suspension on the scheduled international commercial passenger services, to/from India up to Aug 31. However, the restriction shall not apply to international cargo operations, and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.”

It further stated that, to allow gradual movement of passenger traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, transport bubble agreements have been signed with the United States, France and Germany.

India had suspended the scheduled international passenger flights on Mar 22, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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