As there is panic of the new variant of coronavirus i.e. Omicron virus, India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday extended the suspension of regular international passenger flights till January 31, 2022.

Last month, DGCA announced that it would resume scheduled international flights with some countries from December 15.

But due to growing concerns over the new coronavirus variant Omron, it has postponed the opening of scheduled international flights even many countries have make arrangements like all international flights cancellations and some countries have imposed lockdown to break the chain of newly growing variant of novel coronavirus.

Now, the aviation regulator issued a circular and said, "The Competent Authority has decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services till 2359 hrs of 31st January, 2022 and beyond India."

Amid the growing concern of the Omicron variant, India has also issued revised guidelines for all international travelers visiting India that to make RT-PCR test compulsory for all international arrivals and mandatory home quarantine of 7 days. This comes after India's Union Health Ministry issued revised guidelines for international arrivals.

These new guidelines will come into effect from today, 01 December 2021 and will remain in force till further orders.


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