The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the ban on movement of commercial international flights to India till 31 December 2020 due to the Corona crisis. By December 31, no commercial international flight in the country will go out of India nor can it come from another country.
However, special flights going under the Vande Bharat Mission will continue during this time. Earlier, DGCA had ordered to increase the ban on international flights till November 30. The crisis of corona epidemic in the country is still going on. Commercial international flights are banned from 23 March this year.
— DGCA (@DGCAIndia) November 26, 2020
Indian airlines are allowed to operate a maximum of 60 percent of former Covid-19 domestic flights. Since the launch of the Vande Bharat Mission in the country, till October 29, more than 27 lakh Indians have returned from other countries.
The crisis of corona epidemic in India is still going on. After 44,489 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in one day, infection cases in the country increased to 92.66 lakh, out of which 86.79 lakh people have become infection free.
In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, India cancelled international commercial passenger flights from 23 March to 30 November. Since the launch of the Vande Bharat Mission on May 7, till October 29, more than 20 lakh Indians have returned from other countries. Under the seventh phase of the mission starting from 01 October 2020, 1057 international flights were operated from 24 countries by the end of this month. Under this, 1.95 lakh people are estimated to come.