Indian government extends ban on international flights to July 31

The ban on scheduled commercial overseas flights was supposed to end on June 30 - after a gap of nearly 15 months.

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The Government of India (GoI) has extended the ban on international commercial flights till July 31, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular on Wednesday.

The ban on scheduled commercial overseas flights was supposed to end on June 30 – after a gap of nearly 15 months.Dedicated cargo flights, flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with select countries will continue to operate, the civil aviation watchdog said.

“In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs 1ST of 31st July, 2021,” the DGCA circular said.

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