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India extends ban on international flights

Indian budget airline, Spicejet, Mumbai airport
Indian budget airline, Spicejet, Mumbai airport
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India has extended the ban on international commercial flights ban till June 30, the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Friday.


"The DGCA has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 11:59 pm of June 30, 2021," the DGCA circular said.


International scheduled flights may be allowed on case to case basis," the circular said.


For passengers affected by International travel bans imposed by various countries on travellers from India, Air India has offered waivers to passengers. For passengers holding tickets for countries that imposed travel bans, the airline is offering waiver facilities.


“Due to continued impact of COVID-19 across the globe bringing uncertainty in travel plans, Air India is offering various Waivers/flexibility to passengers who are holding tickets for international travel,” it tweeted on Thursday.


Among waivers and flexibility options offered by the airline include the Flexibility of Routing Change, Flexibility of Sector Change, Enhance Travel Validity, Waiver for Fare Difference and Change penalty, Flexibility of Cabin Change and Enhanced Refund Validity.


The waivers are applicable for tickets purchased for travel after May 4, 2021, till the time the entry requirements are relaxed. However, for passengers whose scheduled flights were cancelled, date of issue of tickets is impertinent, the airline said.


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