In the view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central government extended the suspension on scheduled international passenger flights till April 30, 2021.
However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) circular noted that the suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.
Scheduled international passenger services continue to remain suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May 2020 and under bilateral air bubble arrangements with other countries since July 2020.