International flights to be resumed after 31st Jan. 2022

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Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced on 09th December that full resumption of international flights stands postponed at least till January 31,2022.


  • Authority has decided to extend suspension of scheduled commercial international passenger services to/ from India till 2359 hours IST of 31st January, 2022”.
  • However, the flights under the air-bubble agreement with 32 countries would continue as before.
  • Travelers from Singapore will no longer be subjected to on-arrival RT-PCR test and 7 days mandatory quarantine after the government removed Singapore from its list of “at-risk” countries.
  • The Union Health Ministry updated the list of at-risk countries that now includes those in Europe including UK, South  Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong and Israel.

Unlike several countries like Germany, France, the UK, US, Canada and UAE that have had an air bubble with India during the pandemic allowing eligible categories of people to travel, Singapore and India created a vaccinated travel lane from November 29, 2021. The arrangement has started with six daily flights from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai and Singapore Changi.

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