DGCA that is the regulator of Indian aviation said that the scheduled international commercial flights will be suspended till midnight on the 30th of June. the announcement was made by the officials on Saturday. The decision was taken after the home ministry issued fresh guidelines for the nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic of COVID 19.
The resumption of domestic flights in the country took place on Monday, May 25th after the lockdown of 2 months. For the lockdown period, all the flights are it international or domestic were suspended in India. The international flights will be continuing to remain suspended until the time being. After the resumption of international flights, it will be made mandatory for passengers to go through screening tests and floor all the rules and protocols wisely.
The home ministry said that Unlock -1 will be initiated throughout the country from 8 June and the lockdown will be relaxed to a greater extent allowing people to buy essentials and use the services like salons and barbershops. Shopping complexes and malls will be allowed to open following the strict rule of sanitization and social distancing. For the red zones, stricter restrictions need to be followed.
MHA said in one of its orders that the international flights will remain suspended till the assessments of the situation are complete.
“It is once again reiterated that foreign airlines shall be suitably informed about the reopening of their operations to or from India in due course,” said the circular issued by the directorate general of the Civil Aviation.