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Up to date: December 21, 2020 11:38:00 pm
India has joined over two dozen international locations in banning inbound journey from the UK, the place a mutated strain of novel coronavirus — reportedly 70% extra infectious than the one which brought on the Covid-19 pandemic — is quickly spreading.
Which flights have been suspended?
In line with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the federal government has determined that every one flights originating from the UK to India will likely be suspended from 11.59 pm December 22 until 11.59 pm on December 31. Consequently, flights from India to the UK may even stand suspended through the interval. India and the UK have been linked by a number of airways together with Air India, Vistara, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic connecting London to Indian airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Amritsar. Whereas common scheduled worldwide flights are nonetheless not allowed by authorities right here, India and the UK had entered an air bubble association.
What occurs to passengers arriving into India on transit flights?
The federal government has stated that as a measure of plentiful precaution, passengers arriving from the UK in all transit flights — people who have taken off or flights that are reaching India earlier than 11.59 pm on December 22 — must be topic to necessary RT-PCR check on arrival on the respective airports.
Which different international locations have banned flights from the UK?
A number of main European international locations, together with Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland, along with international locations like Canada, Kuwait, Colombia, Morocco, Iran, Israel and Turkey, have restricted their journey ties with the UK. Saudi Arabia, notably, has suspended all worldwide flights over the worry of the brand new pressure of coronavirus.
In few of those jurisdictions although, solely passenger flights have been suspended and cargo flights proceed to function.
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