India extends international flight ban until October 31

The Indian civil aviation regulator on Tuesday extended the ban on international passenger flights until October 31, 2021.

The ban is not applicable to cargo flights and those approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

India has formed air bubble pacts with around 25 countries, including the US, UK, UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France.

Rules stipulate that those special international flights can be operated by their airlines following an air bubble pact between two countries, irrespective of the travel ban.

The validity of Indian visa or stipulated period of stay for foreign nationals who have been stranded in India due to the pandemic has been extended till October 31.

India requires travellers from the UK, the EU, Middle East countries, South Africa, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, and Zimbabwe to provide PCR negative reports and undergo PCR test upon arrival.


Khaleej Times

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