New Delhi: Second wave of COVID-19 hits the Indian shore, the cases have reached an all-time high, forcing various state governments to announce weekend and night lockdowns. Delhi and Maharashtra have gone a step ahead to announce a full lockdown. India’s aviation industry, battered by the 2020 slowdown has taken yet another hit.
As per data shared by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the average daily footfall of domestic passengers has fallen below 2 Lakh passengers for the first time since the flights were re-opened on May 25. While domestic flights still continue to operate in a calibrated manner, the impending fear of international air travel closing once again is looming over flyers.
India announced to stop all scheduled international commercial flights in March last year and since then, regular operations have not started. While India did undertake the world’s largest repatriation drive under Mission Vande Bharat, simultaneously, our government also announced bilateral pacts with various countries to ease international travelling.
Many countries, including the UAE, UK, Hong Kong, Canada and Singapore have announced a ban on flights from India. On the other hand, countries like the US has issued a travel advisory to all passengers flying in and out of India.
We look at all the countries to where you can take an international flight and also the countries announcing restrictions.