Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India has issued a detailed circular regarding the resumption of scheduled international flights from December 15, 2021.

As per the circular issued by DGCA, scheduled international flights will resume for every country except 14. The DGCA has divided the countries into three parts based on the health ministry's COVID analysis and has allowed flights to resume accordingly.

The circular issued by DGCA states;

In the backdrop of spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India were suspended with effect from 23 March 2020 vide circular dated 19-03-2020. The suspension has been extended from time to time and is still in force till 30-11-2021.

The matter has been reviewed and the competent authority has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India with effect from 15 December 2021. Accordingly, scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India will remain suspended till 2359 hrs 1st. 14'h of December, 2021.

Resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services from 15 December 2021 would mean the end of the bilaterally agreed capacity entitlement and air bubble regime. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the capacity entitlements will be category wise based on the list of "at risk" countries by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) from time to time.

The countries which do not included on the list are;

  1. United Kingdom
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Netherlands
  5. Finland
  6. South Africa
  7. Brazil
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Botswana
  10. China
  11. Mauritius
  12. New Zealand
  13. Zimbabwe and
  14. Singapore 
Aviation ministry secretary Rajiv Bansal said on Wednesday that India can resume scheduled international flight operations by the end of this year.

Last week the Union Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, said that the Indian government is "evaluating the process" to normalize international flight operations. Scindia also said that with India getting back to normal, the resurgence of the pandemic in parts of Europe cannot be ignored.


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