International flights India: Regular international flights are possible from 15th December, except in countries where covid is not under control. India Business News – Times of India


New Delhi: Christmas may come 10 days earlier for Indian globetrotters. According to sources, the government may allow scheduled international flights From 15th December, but only from countries where the COVID situation is under control.
Sources said flights to around 14 countries that are seeing a resurgence in Covid cases are likely to continue as per the existing air bubble agreements. This could include the European Union and some other places where a new COVID variant has been detected.
Earlier this week, the government had said that scheduled international flights could resume by the end of the year.
The Center has carefully weighed the COVID situation before taking a decision to resume scheduled international flights that were suspended in March 2020.
Since last summer, international flights have operated under the air bubble that India has created with 31 countries so far. However, the limited capacity has led to a steep increase in international fares.
Now on busy travel days, one-way tickets often cost more than return fares before the pandemic.
International fares are high for this Christmas-New Years.
The tourism industry has been requesting the government to open international flights to countries where COVID is under control and which mutually accept and recognize Indian vaccines and certification.