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International commercial flights to remain suspended till July 15

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International commercial flights to and from India will continue to remain suspended till July 15, the DGCA announced on Friday. All passenger flights were suspended following the lockdown that was imposed in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Domestic flights were resumed on May 25.

The restriction on international flights will not apply to international cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the aviation regulator.

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“Scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India shall remain suspended till 2359 hrs IST of July 15, 2020. However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case to case basis,” said the circular by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Last week Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said that the government will take a decision on resuming international passenger flights in July if coronavirus behaves in a “predictable manner”.