India extends international passenger flights ban till May 31 amid Covid surge

India extends international passenger flights ban till May 31 amid Covid surge

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday extended the suspension of international flights until May 31 amid the second Covid-19 wave that has triggered the worst surge in infections and overwhelmed hospitals.

“…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 IST of 31 May 2021. This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and fights specifically approved by DGCA,” the aviation regulatory body said in a circular.

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