India Extends Travel Ban as New Delta Variant Case Rises

    Aviation Industry is taking a hit again, both in India and Internationally. What is creating this blow is the growing concerns over the possible threat of the third wave of Covid-19. India has decided to extend the Covid-related travel ban on international passenger flights till August 31. However, the cargo operations have been exempted.

    Delta Variant Surge Globally, India Issues Travel Ban Order

    The international travel ban is now extended from its previous deadline of July 31, 2021, in the wake of the growing number of new delta variant cases of coronavirus in various countries.

    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a circular issued Friday, July 30, said the international flights ban shall remain in place till 2359 hrs IST of August 31 2021. However, it is not applicable to cargo flights and those approved by the DGCA


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