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Omicron threat: India delays resumption of International flight services

The decision was taken keeping in mind the new emerging threat from the new COVID-19 variant Omicron.

Omicron threat: India delays resumption of International flight services
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On Wednesday, December 1, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have delayed the resumption of international flight services to or from India. The decision was taken keeping in mind the new emerging threat from the new coronavirus variant Omicron.

Last month, a meeting took place in which the central government had decided that it shall resume international flights from December 15.  However, amid concerns of Omicron strain, there were reports stating that the Centre might reconsider its decision of resuming international flight services.

Today, December 1, a notice was issued by the regulatory body on civil aviation confirming that the international flight services will not be resuming from December 15. 

The concerned authorities are monitoring the COVID-19 situation globally, and an appropriate decision will be taken in due course, read the notification. The decision to resume flights will be taken by the government only after they find it safer to resume the flights. 

Also read: New Rules For Omicron Hit-South Africa Passengers Arriving To Mumbai

However, officials have stated that international 'air bubble' agreements with different countries will continue to function in the country as they are now.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has announced a seven-day mandatory quarantine for passengers from 'at-risk' countries.

On the other hand, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, at least 1,000 travellers had landed in Mumbai in the last 15 days from Omicron-hit countries.

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