Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, scheduled international flight services were suspended on March 23, 2020. However, special international flights have been operating under the air bubble between India and around 35 other countries since July 2020.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said that regular international flights will resume from March 27 as the coronavirus situation in India has now improved.
“I have already given an instruction that the restrictions on international flights, which were imposed due to COVID-19, be lifted,” Scindia said on the sidelines of an event here. “International flight services will be fully restored from March 27 as they were before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
The minister also said that the Modi government held talks with the heads of neighboring countries of Ukraine such as Romania, Moldova, Slovakia and Poland and set up a corridor to evacuate 18,000 Indian students from the war-torn country under Operation Ganga. , He claimed that this is the first time that so many Indians have been rescued from the war-torn country.
“Apart from Indian students, we also evacuated some citizens of our neighboring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal from Ukraine,” Scindia said.