28 countries have formed air bubble pacts with India
To curb the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, India extends ban on international commercial flights until 30th November. This was announced on Friday by the Indian Civil Aviation Regulator.
The Director General of Central Aviation however said ” The restriction shall not apply on all international cargo flights and those approved by DGCA”
Scheduled international flights might be allowed on selective routes on a case to case basis.
Flight restrictions, however, were later eased under air bubble arrangement with certain countries. At present, India has formed air bubble pacts with about 28 countries.
The country had been operating Vande Bharat flights to many countries over the last one year to evacuate stranded Indians.