Restrictions extended once again for UK bound flights

Posted on April 5, 2021 by

India has again extended its restrictions on the number of flights commuting to and from the United Kingdom until the mid of this month. And until that time, Indian airlines shall operate 15 flights per week and the British carriers shall also operate the same number of flights.
According to the reports, due to the arrival of a more dangerous strain of Coronavirus in the UK, India had called off the flights operating from the country from December 23,2020.
In the earlier times, the Health Ministry in consultation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken the decision to extend the restriction on air travel between India and UK until February 14, which has later been further extended.
The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued during the time explains that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will provide suitable permission for the operation of a limited number of flights and that there would be sufficient spacing in between the flights that are scheduled to arrive at the Indian airports, and also conducting the Covid protocols on the commuters.
In the earlier reports, nearly 2000 to 2500 people would travel to India on 67 flights from London on a weekly basis. Then with the partial resumption from January 8, 2021, with the British and Indian flights, 30 flights on a weekly basis commuted to few metros over here. Due to the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus in countries like South Africa, the UK, and Brazil, the Indian Health Ministry from February 23, imposed strict regulations on the people traveling from such countries.