International flights from India resume fully from March 27

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After a two-year gap, all international flights from India resume fully from March 27.

„After having recognised the increased vaccination coverage across the globe and in consultation with stakeholders, the Government of India has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to and from India from 27.03.2022, i.e. start of Summer Schedule 2022,“ the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Tuesday.

„This step will provide impetus to the economic recovery of the sector and the nation, with borders opening for tourists. We will soon be announcing the schedule for our international destinations,“ said IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta.

While scheduled international commercial flights to and from India have been banned for nearly two years, some have continued to operate during this time. For example, Virgin Atlantic between Delhi and London have been able to do so through the premise of bilateral ‘air bubble’ agreements, whereby participating countries experience reciprocal benefits.