India to lift ban on international flights

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By Linsey McNeill
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India has announced an end to its ban on international scheduled flights after two years.

The country suspended almost all foreign flights at the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

A limited number of flights have continued to operate between the UK and India under a bilateral agreement.

But India’s Civil Aviation Ministry has announced that all scheduled services will be able to resume from 27 March.

In a statement, it said: “After having recognized the increased vaccination coverage across the globe and in consultation with the stakeholders, the Government of India has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India from 27.03.2022, i.e. start of Summer Schedule 2022.”

British travellers are able to visit India if fully vaccinated or with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Since 14 February, those who are vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate for seven days.

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