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India extends international flights ban till 28 February, Find out if Australia is affected

All concerned authorities have been asked to acknowledge the receipt and ensure strict compliance.

Amid rising concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) extended the ban on commercial international passenger flights till February 28. 

A circular issued by DGCA said, that the competent authority has decided to extend the suspension of Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 23.59 hrs IST of February 28, 2022.

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It further reads this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA. 

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However, flights under air bubble arrangement will not be affected.
India has a travel bubble arrangement with Australia. All commercial flights under this arrangement are exempted from this travel ban.

No more 72-Hour isolation requirement for International arrivals in NSW And Victoria from 21 December; Picture Source: @Qantas
No more 72-Hour isolation requirement for International arrivals in NSW And Victoria from 21 December; Picture Source: @Qantas

All concerned authorities have been asked to acknowledge the receipt and ensure strict compliance. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, international passenger services have been suspended in India since March 23, 2020.

Earlier, on December 9, DGCA had extended the ban till January 31.

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