As the unlock phase has already begun and India is on Unlock 5.0 version, the Union Minister has announced that the international air travel will remain suspended until 31st of October. The rule has an exception where the flights will be allowed that are approved by the center.
All international flights had remained suspended since India entered into lockdown since March 23 and the restriction was initially lifted as per Unlock 4.0 where flights were allowed from September 30 onwards. But the restrictions have been moved further till October 31.
The government will, however, continue to operate international flights with the countries that have agreed to form Air Travel Bubble such as the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, and more.
As per the latest update, 15 countries have agreed to form the Air Travel Bubble with India.
As India announced Unlock 5.0 guidelines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued an order and extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till October 31.
Apart from India forming air bubble with many countries where flights are allowed, Vande Bharat mission and cargo flights will be allowed to facilitate the movement of stranded Indians and goods. Domestic flights will continue to be allowed to operate with rules and regulations in place.