Centre not to resume international flights from Dec 15

NEW DELHI: In check out of the emergence of the remarkably mutated Covid-19 variant Omicron, the Central authorities declared on Wednesday that it has made a decision not to resume scheduled global flights from December 15. There is no indicator nevertheless when it will.

“In the watch of the evolving worldwide state of affairs with the emergence of new variants of worry, the condition is staying viewed intently in session with all stakeholders and an proper final decision indicating the helpful day of resumption of scheduled professional intercontinental passenger products and services will be notified in due training course,” the civil aviation regulator said in a notification.


The selection will come just 5 days following the Directorate Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) created the announcement about resumption of scheduled professional worldwide passenger companies, which have been suspended since March 23, 2020.

At Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Worldwide airport, 4 individuals who arrived from the Netherlands and the Uk in the early several hours of Wednesday examined good for Covid-19. Their samples have been despatched for genome sequencing to determine if they have the new variant, Omicron.

All four are Indian nationals and have been admitted to the LNJP Clinic exactly where a devoted ward has been set up for isolating and dealing with such people. A senior airport official reported the 4 flights originating from Amsterdam and London and carrying 1,013 passengers landed at the IGI  Airport among 12 evening and 6 am. “Of these passengers, only four have tested constructive for Covid,” he added.


When there has been a significant fall in the variety of Covid-19 situations, the governing administration has imposed stringent norms to protect against the entry of the new Covid-19 variant into the region.

With above 3.1 lakh new Covid-19 circumstances, the month of November noticed the lowest quantity of people today contracting the viral condition in the state because May well very last yr. In the previous 24 hrs, 8,954 new coronavirus bacterial infections and 267 new fatalities ended up described throughout the nation. The full number of energetic situations in the country are now much less than a lakh right after 547 days.

On the new air vacation norms, the ministry of civil aviation stated only two for each cent of the passengers coming from countries that are not in the “at-hazard” record will be issue to random sampling for coronavirus and they will be permitted to leave the airport immediately after giving the samples. The govt has produced it obligatory for all passengers coming from “at-hazard” nations to undergo Covid-19 exam.


The aviation ministry also clarified that submit-arrival tests can be exempted if a particular person is travelling from a not at-threat nation and has only a transit (without having leaving immigration) in an “at-chance” region right before using the vacation spot flight. But if the human being has travelled to any at-threat place in the very last 14 days, he/she will also be questioned for write-up-arrival screening and other added constraints. The nations around the world specified as “at-hazard”, contain some European nations, the British isles, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel. On Tuesday, Bangladesh was dropped from the “at-possibility” nations’ listing.