The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday, June 26, 2020, extended the ban on international commercial flights till July 15 due to a continuous increase of Covid-19 cases in the country.
This decision came after several international carriers expressed their desire to commence flight operations in India. Several countries such as the US, France, Germany among others requested India to allow their air carriers to participate in the transportation of passengers along with Air India under the Vande Bharat Mission.
In the circular released, the DGCA stated that all the international commercial passenger services to and from India will remain suspended till 2359 hrs IST of July 15, 2020.
The circular also stated that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis.
However, the suspension will not be applicable to DCGA approved international cargo flights.