The General Civil Aviation Authority of India has extended the ban on international passenger flights until the end of September, reports Tengrinews.kz citing RIA Novosti.
“In a partial amendment to the circular dated June 26, 2020, the competent authority has extended the validity of the circular issued on the above matter with respect to scheduled commercial passenger traffic to/from India until 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2021,” the statement read.
It should be noted that special cargo flights and flights under the “air bubble” agreements will continue to operate.
International and domestic passenger flights in India have been suspended since late March 2020 due to the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In mid-July, India’s Ministry of Aviation approved the launch of an international flight “air bubble” program under an agreement between the two countries that allows airlines from both countries to operate a specified number of flights between selected cities.
India has already concluded similar agreements with 28 states.
India remains in second place in the world in terms of the number of detected cases of coronavirus. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, since March last year when the coronavirus pandemic started in the country, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in India has exceeded 32.6 million, more than 31 .8 million have recovered, more than 437 thousand have died, and the number of people receiving treatment is 368,000. .
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