India to resume international flights from December 15
(MENAFN- NewsBytes) India will resume regular international flights starting December 15, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Friday. However, there will still be restrictions on at least 14 countries that have been designated as 'at risk' by the Union Health Ministry. International travel has remained affected since March last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are more details on this.
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The decision comes as India's daily COVID-19 numbers remain low and vaccination coverage has gained pace. It marks a big step toward normalcy and will give a boost to the economy. However, it coincides with the discovery of a new and threatening variant of the coronavirus in South Africa and other countries. The strain is said to be the most heavily mutated so far.
Statement Civil Aviation Ministry issues statement
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