DGCA orders, 'International flights will be banned till 31 January'
DGCA orders, 'International flights will be banned till 31 January'

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the ban on scheduled international commercial flights to India by 31 January 2021 due to the global epidemic coronavirus. During this time flights going under the Vande Bharat Mission will continue. Earlier, international flights were banned till 31 December.

As per the DGCA order, only selected flights will be allowed to operate. India resumed domestic passenger flights on May 25 after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus epidemic. Subsequently, the Vande Bharat Mission was launched to bring back stranded passengers abroad and air bubble contracts were also signed with several countries.

Due to a new strain of Coronavirus which has emerged in the United Kingdom, the Indian government has become alert. The government has taken a major step to increase the ban on flights from the UK from 31 December 2020 to 7 January 2021. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has given information in this regard. Due to this new virus, many areas including the capital London in the UK have to apply the lockdown again.

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