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India extends ban on international flights till June 30

India has extended the ban on international flights till June 30 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The ban was scheduled to end on May 31.

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that the restriction on international commercial passenger flights will remain in effect until June 30, 2021.

However, the restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations that have been approved by the DGCA. International flights were previously banned in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been extended several times since then.

DGCA Circular

Furthermore, it stated that the competent authority may allow international scheduled flights on specific routes on a case-by-case basis.

India on Friday recorded a total of 186,364 new coronavirus infections, the lowest level in nearly 44 days, while the death toll increased to 318,895 with 3,660 daily deaths.

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