New Delhi, Dec 01, 2021: Thanks to the Omicron scare, India is likely to postpone the resumption of commercial international flights, which was earlier scheduled to take place from December 15.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has postponed the resumption of scheduled international flights from Dec 15; effective date to be notified in due course. A note from the DGCA issued today (December 1) reads, "In view of the merging global scenario... the situation is being watched closely in consultation with all stakeholders and an appropriate decision indicating the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services shall be notified in due course".
Directorate General of Civil Aviation says it will notify its decision in due course on date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passengers airline services to/from India. It also says that situation being watched closely in view of emergence of new COVID variant. pic.twitter.com/5poCWXL8jP— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2021
The emergence of the new Covid variant has led to countries across the globe scurrying to implement travel restrictions.