January 30: Ministry of Civil Aviation is going to introduce a new set of guidelines in order to contain the further spread of Covid-19 virus. Since every day and the overall number of covid cases are dropping with time in India, the restrictions are expected to see a little relaxation.
However, the ministry has still kept a ban over a few countries like the United Kingdom and South Africa given the count of the new covid strain. Given the current situation, the ministry is all set to decide the date of resuming the regular international flights.
As of now, the international travel has been put on hold till January 31 with the government allowing air travel only through air bubbles arrangements and Vande Bharat Mission Holding a meeting along with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the Civil Aviation Ministry will decide upon the ‘further opening of the international air travel of passengers’. The new guidelines will come into effect on February 1.
“For further opening up of international air travel of passengers, the Ministry of Civil Aviation may take a decision in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs based on the assessment of the situation,” the government stated in its ‘Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution’.