New Delhi, 9/12: India has extended the moratorium on international passenger flights till 31 January. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given this information. Amidst growing concerns over the Omicron variant of Corona, the DGCA had decided on December 1 that international flights would not be started from December 15.
Let us tell you that the Ministry of Civil Aviation had issued an order on 26 November saying that all international flights to and from India will operate normally from 15 December. But due to the fear of Omicron variants increasing all over the world, the Indian government has postponed its decision.
RTPCR test mandatory for risk category countries
According to the revised guidelines of the Ministry of Health, RT-PCR test has been made mandatory for travelers coming from risk category countries or reaching India through those countries. Also, the passenger will not be allowed to leave the airport or board the connecting flight until the test results of the sample are received.