Thursday, March 19, 2020

No commercial international flights to land in India from March 22 for a week

New Delhi: India has barred all scheduled international commercial flights from Sunday, March 22 for a week as the deadly coronavirus continued to spread. India gets around 300 flights from abroad every week.
"No scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall take off from any foreign airport for any airport in India, after 0001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (0530 hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) of March 22, 2020). These (1) instructions shall remain in force till 0001 hrs GMT of March 29 , 2020. (ii) A maximum travel time of 20 hours is permissible for such commercial passenger aircraft to land in India," says a DGCA icircular issued on Thursday evening for all airlines, Indian and foreign, that operate schedule flights to and from the country.
"As such, no incoming scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to disembark its passengers on Indian soil (ii) (foreigner or Indian) after 2001 hrs GMT of March 22(0131 hrs IST of March 23, 2020). (iv) These instructions are in addition to the travel restrictions/ advisories already issued and under implementation. The above are temporary measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19, and are subject to review by government," it adds.
19/03/20 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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