India suspends flight operations until May 3

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India has announced that all domestic and international scheduled airline operations in India will remain suspended until 2359 hours of May 3, 2020.

The office of DGCA also announced the continuation of travel and visa restrictions relating to Covid-19. The statement said the restrictions will not apply to international all cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.

This move came in after Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi extended the nation-wide lockdown period until May 3 in his today’s address.

Commenting on this, India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri tweet reads, “There were good reasons for the lockdown to be extended until May 3. We can consider lifting restrictions on both domestic and international flights thereafter.

“I understand the problems being faced by people who need to travel and request them to bear with us.”