Regular international flights are expected to resume on March 15, according to government sources, and would follow the usual operating protocols in place at Indian airports for foreign arrivals and departures.
Following conversation with the Health Ministry and given the continuing drop of Covid cases, the Civil Aviation Ministry is close to making a decision on resuming scheduled international flights, they stated.
However, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has yet to make an official notification.
“International flights are expected to resume on March 15. The International Arrivals Guidelines, which went into effect on February 14, will be followed by passengers on these aircraft at airports “According to an official source.
India has imposed a suspension on scheduled international passenger flights until February 28. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, such flights have been prohibited in India starting March 23, 2020.
Since July 2020, special passenger flights have been operating between India and approximately 40 countries under air bubble conditions.
With effect from February 14, the Health Ministry has released updated instructions for international arrivals, eliminating the necessary seven-day home quarantine and the requirement for an RT-PCR test on the eighth day. There is an opportunity to upload certificates of completion of the whole primary Covid vaccination schedule provided by nations on a reciprocal basis, in addition to a negative RT-PCR report taken 72 hours before the voyage.
The distinction between ‘at-risk’ countries and other countries has also been abolished.
As a result, there is no longer any need to collect samples at the port of entry and wait for the results from ‘at-risk’ countries.