International Flights from India will not commence till 28th Feb 2022. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular announced that India is extending the ban on international commercial flights till 28 February.
The Indian government had in December rolled back plans to resume scheduled international flights following the emergence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
Dedicated cargo flights, flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with select countries will continue to operate, the civil aviation regulator said.
A bilateral air bubble allows International flights between India and other nations with preconditions during the pandemic.
International Flights Bubble Agreements
India currently has bilateral air bubble agreements with about 35 countries, including Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, the Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK, Uzbekistan and the US.
India suspended international flight operations on 23 March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.
This was periodically extended every month till November last year by DGCA. On 26 November, it had announced plans to resume scheduled international flight services but soon rolled back the decision.