New Delhi: Flights between India & UK will resume from January 8, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday.
In a statement, Puri said that “It has been decided that flights between India & UK will resume from 8th January, 2021. Operations till 23 Jan will be restricted to 15 flights per week each for carriers of two countries to & from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad only.”
It has been decided that flights between India & UK will resume from 8 Jan 2021.
Operations till 23 Jan will be restricted to 15 flights per week each for carriers of the two countries to & from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad only. @DGCAIndia will issue the details shortly
– Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) January 1, 2021
Puri also mentioned that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will be issuing a detailed guideline shortly.
India-UK flight ban due to new and highly infectious strain of the coronavirus.
India on 21 December ordered to impose a temporary suspension on flights coming from the UK after the emergence of a new and highly infectious strain of the coronavirus in Britain. The suspension of flights came into effect from 22 December midnight and will continue till 31 December, the government.
Later, the Indian government had extended the suspension of flights to and from the United Kingdom till January 7 amid alarm over the new highly contagious strain of the coronavirus.
The mutant virus was first detected in southeast England in September. It is quickly becoming the dominant strain in London and other parts of the UK, and has led to surging infection numbers and the toughest levels of restrictions.
Cases of the mutant coronavirus have already been reported in Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon, and Singapore besides the UK.