new Delhi. Due to Coronavirus Pandemic, the government had stopped the operation of International Flights from March. Under the Vande Bharat Mission, flights were being operated internationally to bring back the stranded Indians abroad. Domestic air travel was approved when the country was unlocked. But there was a ban on foreign travel. In view of the risk of infection, the government has extended the ban on international flights till 30 November 2020. However, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has stated that the competent authority for select routes on special grounds has indicated the permission for international scheduled flights.
According to DGCA, international flights may be permitted on select routes. Because under the Vande Bharat Mission, international flights to India have been operating from some countries since May. Apart from this, the government also approved domestic flights from 25 May 2020. However, strict conditions and instructions were instructed to follow it.
Flights underway by air bubble agreement
There are many Indian nationals who have been trapped abroad during the Corona period. The Vande Bharat Mission was run by the central government to bring them back to India. For this, India entered into an Air Bubble Agreement with 18 countries including the US, UK, UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under the air bubble pact between two countries, airlines of both countries can operate special international flights. DGCA says this does not specifically affect the permitted international all cargo operations and operations of flights.