The International flights to and from India are going to start from December 15. “The matter of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services, to and from India, has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Health, and it has been decided… may be resumed from December 15,” PTI quoted an order from the Aviation Ministry.
It is all known knowledge that flights have been suspended in March last year due to COVID-19 except the repatriation services and flights carrying essential goods.
Restrictions were eased slowly as the number of coronavirus cases have decreased and vaccination increased. The decision to re-open scheduled international passenger traffic comes amid increasing concern over a new variant of the coronavirus – the B.1.1.529 strain first detected in South Africa.
Germany, Italy and Britain banned most travel from South Africa as governments across the world reacting to prevent the spread of the new variant. The European Union separately proposed prohibiting travel from southern Africa.