India extends ban on international passenger flights till May 31 amid Covid-19 surge

India’s Civil Aviation Authority DGCA extended the suspension of international flights to and from the country until May 31.

However, the restriction would not apply to international all-cargo flights and other flights approved in advance by the DGCA.

India banned international flights for the first time in March2020, following a nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic’s first wave.

The country has a bilateral air bubble agreement with 28 countries for the operation of special international passenger flights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

India on Friday confirmed 386,555 new coronavirus cases 3,498 deaths.

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