Civil Aviation Minister says Flight Restrictions Will Be Lifted Once We Are Confident That Coronavirus Is In Control:


India will remove its suspension of domestic and international commercial passenger flights once it is confident that the spread of coronavirus has come under control, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri via a tweet.

“My heart goes out to people who are facing problems due to restrictions put in place on domestic & international flights, pursuant to the situation arising out of the timely announcement of a nationwide lockdown,”.

India has imposed a 21-day lockdown from March 25 to curb the coronavirus pandemic and as a result all the domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended for this time period.

However, cargo flights, offshore helicopter operations, medical evacuation flights and special flights permitted by Indian aviation regulator DGCA are permitted to operate during this lockdown.