Ban on international flights extended till Apr 30

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New Delhi (NVI): The suspension on international flights was further extended till April 30 today while international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case-to-case basis, the office of Director General of Civil Aviation said.

The fresh ban came even as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today issued fresh guidelines for effective control of Covid-19. The new guidelines will be effective from April 1 to April 30.

Before this, international flights were suspended in March 2020, after a nationwide lockdown was imposed in view of the Cocid-19 pandemic breakout.

The government had launched the Vande Bharat Mission in May 2020, to evacuate Indians stranded abroad. The mission currently is in its 10th phase.

The circular issued today stated that the suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.