COVID-19: Scheduled international flights suspended again

5 Feb 21

INDIA

IMPACT – HIGH

India’s government has extended the suspension of scheduled international flights again.

Key Points:

  • The suspension of scheduled international flights has been extended again, this time until Feb. 28.
  • Vande Bharat Mission and air bubble scheduled flights continue to operate.
  • Flights to and from the U.K. resumed Jan. 8, information about travel between India and the U.K. is available here.
  • Authorities may allow select scheduled international flights on a case-by-case basis and international flights carrying only cargo are allowed to enter India.

Background: India’s government extended the international flight suspension because of rising COVID-19 cases.

Analysis & Comments:
The international flight suspension extension will prevent many international air travelers from entering India until it has been lifted. Employers may wish to reconsider sending employees to India for the time being, unless they are able to use the Vande Bharat Mission or air bubble scheduled flights. The response to COVID-19 continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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