Commercial international flights to and from India will continue to remain suspended till July 15, according to a government release issued on Friday.
A circular released by the Director General of Civil Aviation in New Delhi said that “scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India shall remain suspended till 23:59 hours IST of 15th July,2020.”
It specified that this restriction will not apply to international cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the aviation regulator.
The official release goes on to say that some international scheduled flights on “selected routes” may be allowed by the competent authorities on case to case basis.
The government is currently running the third phase of Vande Bharat Mission- on of the largest citizen repatriation programmes undertaken by any government to evacuate people stranded in different countries after suspension of international commercial airline operations due to coronavirus pandemic outbreak.