Top News India extends ban on international flights till April 30 By TTG Asia / Posted on 25 March, 2021 6:33 The Indian government has extended the ban on international commercial passenger services to and from India until April 30. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular on Tuesday that the restriction does not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA. India has suspended international commercial passenger flights since March 23, 2020, due to the pandemic It also added that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis. The ban on overseas flights was initially slated to end on March 31, after a twelve-month gap. Flights under the bilateral air bubble arrangements with select countries will continue to operate. Currently, India has air bubble agreements with about 27 countries, including Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, the UAE, the UK, and the US.