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Tourism Update: India Resumes the Service of International Flights

India resumed its scheduled international flights on Sunday 27th March. Earlier it was scheduled for March 15 but got delayed. The aviation ministry got the approval of the health ministry to resume the regular international flights for tourists and it follows all the guidelines of the Health Ministry for International travel. Indians and International tourists will now be able to plan an awesome international trip.

Due to the deadly pandemic of Covid 19, the health ministry didn’t approve international flights to operate completely and it was canceled in March 2020. So, it was mandatory to get the approval. In November 2021, there were plans to resume international flights but again due to the rise in Omicron cases the order was rescinded.

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According to an official source, a proposal has already been sent to the health ministry for starting international flights from 15th of March. ET also reported last week that the aviation ministry will soon start international flights for the tourists after the capacity offered by the domestic airlines reach 80%. But on February 28, the Director General of Civil Aviation DGCA extended the ban on International passenger flights until further orders from high authority.

Due to the increase of vaccination coverage across the globe and in consultation with the stakeholders, the government of India has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India from March 27, 2022, i.e. start of the summer schedule 2022,” said an order from the government.

“Resuming international flights makes sense because several countries across the globe are opening up international flights. This would ensure that flights from India will be accepted by these countries too or one would have to wait for the other country to launch flights,” according to an airline executive who chose to remain anonymous.”

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Countries all across the globe are opening up. So, it is the right time to resume international flights to boost the inbound and outbound tourism sector without any further delay. If the regular international flights resume on the said date, then tourists will be able to enjoy awesome international tours from India and abroad.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will International Flights resume in India?

International Flights resumed in India from 27th of March according to the aviation ministry. The proposal to resume regular international flights has already been sent to the health ministry.

Is tourism open in India?

Tourism is open in India completely as all the national parks, heritage tourist attractions, pilgrimage destinations, adventure activities are now open for the Indian as well as the foreign tourists to enjoy the best of Indian Tourism.

Is it possible to travel abroad or to India this year?

Yes, the countries across the globe are opening up this year. So, it is now possible to travel to India and abroad. The international flights in India resumed on Sunday March 27.

Who will approve the operation of regular international flights in India?

The Health Ministry approves the operation of regular International Flights in India as it is mandatory. Last year due to the deadly disease of covid, the functioning of regular international flights was canceled.

Published: 23 Feb, 2022 | Last Updated: 29 Mar, 2022

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