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Flights between India and United Kingdom Resumes

The Flights between India and United Kingdom have started today after being suspended for 16 days.

The Flights between India and United Kingdom have started today after being suspended for 16 days.

Flights between India and United Kingdom Resumes - The Wall Post
Flights between India and United Kingdom Resumes – The Wall Post

The Indian Government had suspended all Flights operation with United Kingdom from December 23rd in the wake of New Strain of Coronavirus.

Today an Air India flight have landed in Delhi from London carrying 256 passengers.

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All the Passengers travelling between these two countries are required to have a RT-PCR test upto 72 hours before boarding the flight and also on arrival.

The flights will land only in Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Bangalore. Along with this the government has also up the SOP ( Standard Operating Procedure) for the travelers entering in India.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil Aviation Minister had announced that only 30 flights per week will be allowed to operate between these 2 countries till 23rd of January.

“We took a decision on limited resumption of civil aviation traffic between India & United Kingdom based on an assessment of available facts. We decided that RTPCR test which was done 72 hours ahead of travelling was not enough”, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said

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He further added,” So, we made it compulsory to test again on arrival. We will review the situation if any steps have to be taken. Total number of flights to UK have been reduced from 60 a week to 30”.