Ever since the outbreak of Covid 19 in the world, many countries have put a restriction on international flights and international travels. India has also put a ban on International flights since March 2020. But now as the numbers of Coronavirus cases are dropping, the countries have also resumed international flights. Now a piece of good news is coming from India, where the government of India has decided to regularize international flights from December 15, 2021.
Though there are some countries which are still at a risk. There are 14 countries on the list which are – UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Singapore. Flights from these countries will be resumed with certain conditions.
The decisions of resuming international flights and putting the 14 countries ‘at risk’ list have been taken after consultation with the Health Ministry of India.
Recently South Africa has confirmed a new variant of coronavirus. Reportedly the new variant of coronavirus can easily transmit and evade vaccines. This variant originated from Hong Kong, Botswana and South Africa.
The countries which are on ‘at-risk’ list, won’t be able to operate with full capacity. India has special bubble agreements with some of these countries and flights from these countries will be allowed in different ways.
The travel industry is one of the severe hit industries due to Covid 19. This news has surely brought a fresh breath of air for the travel industry in India.