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India to renew scheduled worldwide flights from Dec 15, says Aviation Ministry

Scheduled worldwide flights have been suspended in India since March 23 final 12 months attributable to COVID-19. However, particular worldwide passenger flights have been working since July final 12 months.

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New Delhi: Scheduled worldwide flights to and from India will likely be resumed from December 15, the Civil Aviation Ministry mentioned on Friday.

Scheduled worldwide flights have been suspended in India since March 23 final 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, particular worldwide passenger flights have been working since July final 12 months underneath air bubble preparations shaped with roughly 28 nations.

In an order, the Civil Aviation Ministry acknowledged: “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 Family Welfare and it has been decided that scheduled commercial international passenger services to and from India may be resumed from 15 December, 2021.”

The determination to re-open scheduled worldwide flight comes amid concern over the B.1.1.529 pressure first detected in South Africa and since in Botswana, Israel and Hong Kong.

Germany and Italy have joined UK in banning most journey from South Africa as governments scramble to cease the brand new variant. The European Union individually proposed prohibiting journey from southern Africa.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned nations in opposition to instantly imposing journey restrictions, calling for a “risk-based and scientific approach”.

Last week Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia mentioned the federal government was evaluating the method of normalising worldwide flight operations. He mentioned the federal government will take measures to protect in opposition to a renewed wave of infections, significantly since a number of European nations have seen surges.

With inputs from businesses

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