India further extends ban on overseas flights till 28 Feb

-A Monitor Report Date: 01 February, 2021 | 1539 Views

Dhaka: The government of India has extended the ban on international commercial flights till 28 February says a circular, issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Earlier, the ban on scheduled overseas flights was supposed to end on  January 31 after a gap of ten months.

International scheduled flights may be allowed on select routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis, the DGCA circular added.

India currently has a bilateral air bubble agreement with about 24 countries, which include countries like Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ukraine, the UAE, UK, and the US.

The government is also likely to get into similar agreements with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks.

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