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No worldwide flights till July 31: why has DGCA prolonged the ban on flying overseas?

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Up to date: July 4, 2020 9:28:25 pm


international flights, india international flights, international flights resume, international flights resume date, coronavirus news, indian express The restarting of regular scheduled worldwide passenger flights has been deferred additional. (PTI Picture/File)

India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate Basic of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday (July 3) prolonged the ban on worldwide flights until July 31. The ban was till July 15 to date, and the restarting of regular scheduled worldwide passenger flights has now been deferred additional.

So why did the DGCA prolong the ban?

In line with senior authorities officers, the ban was prolonged as a result of it was felt that it could take some extra time for India to organize earlier than it may resume scheduled worldwide operations.

The resumption of worldwide flights relies upon primarily on the vacation spot nation permitting Indian residents into its borders, or eradicating journey restrictions that they put in place over the previous couple of months.

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India’s coronavirus scenario continues to be removed from being below management. As of early night on Saturday (July 4), India, with 6,48,315 instances, was on the verge of overtaking Russia (6,73,564) because the third worst hit nation on the earth, in accordance with knowledge on the Johns Hopkins College international coronavirus dashboard. India added over 22,000 new instances on July 3.

Globally, the United States has the most important variety of instances (practically 28 lakh), adopted by Brazil (effectively over 15 lakh). The entire variety of confirmed instances worldwide is over 1.1 crore to date, and over 5.25 lakh folks have died of Covid-19, in accordance with the JHU dashboard.

Have any nations relaxed restrictions for Indians?

As some jurisdictions are opening up their borders for journey, they’ve omitted nations together with India, the US, and Brazil, the place case numbers proceed to rise.

A gaggle of 27 European Union nations agreed on an preliminary “safe list” of 14 countries earlier this week — travellers from these nations can be allowed to journey for non-essential functions. This checklist is about to be reviewed each two weeks.

The federal government of the UK has established journey corridors with 59 jurisdictions, from the place passengers can be allowed to enter the UK July 10 onward with out having to self-isolate, except they’ve travelled to a rustic not talked about within the checklist within the 14 days previous their arrival. The protected checklist of the UK, which is among the many hottest worldwide locations for Indians, doesn’t embody India.

Is India too planning to ascertain journey corridors?

On Thursday (July 2), Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman Arvind Singh instructed reporters that India was in a sophisticated stage of discussions to ascertain particular person travel bubbles with the US, Canada, and several other European nations. The US-based United Airways had introduced flights on the Delhi-Newark route on July 10, July 12, and July 15 to hold passengers from India to the US. The airline has not, nevertheless, been permitted to fly passengers from the US to India.

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