India is set to resume regular international flights from March 27. After 2 years the flight will resume as pre-pandemic schedules.
Civil Aviation Minister said that international operations will be subjected to strict adherence to Ministry of Health guidelines for international travel. In November last year, the aviation ministry announced it would resume regular international flights starting December 15, 2021. That order was subsequently revoked due to the rise in Omicron cases.
The government official said, “After being recognised the increase of vaccination coverage across the globe and in consultation with the stakeholders, the government of India has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to-from India from March 27, 2022, the start of the summer schedule 2022”.
As part of a nationwide lockdown imposed to combat the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, international flights were suspended in March 2020. Post which India is operating under an air bubble arrangement since 2021.
The nations under air bubble are Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Australia, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, US and Uzbekistan.