India Extends International Flight Ban till 15 July
Guwahati: India is witnessing a massive rise in COVID-19 cases the Director of General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the ban on international commercial flights till July 15. The DGCA has released a circular where they said “The competent authority has decided that scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India shall remain suspended till 2359 hrs IST of July 15, 2020.”
However the DGCA has clarified that the ban will not be applicable for international cargo and all cargo flights have been approved by the DGCA. Earlier Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said India will take a decision on the resumption of international passenger flights in July if coronavirus behaves in a good manner so that it doesn’t effect the entire aviation ecosystem and state governments are onboard.