Restrictions prolonged: India to permit 30 weekly flights to & from UK until April 15

NEW DELHI: India on Friday prolonged the restriction on variety of flights allowed to and from UK until mid-April. Until then not less than, Indian airways — Air India and Vistara will function 15 flights every week and British carriers — British Airways and Virgin Atlantic will even be allowed the identical quantity.
India had suspended flights to and from UK from December 23, 2020, as a result of new and extra infectious pressure of Coronavirus discovered there.
67 flights per week had been being operated by British Airways (29), Air India (23), Virgin Atlantic (8) and Vistara (7) between London. Whereas 10 Indian cities together with Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Goa, Amritsar and Kochi had been below the air bubble settlement.
Earlier, nearly 2,000-2,500 passenger used to fly to India each day on these 67 weekly flights (66 from London Heathrow and one from Birmingham).
Then from January 8, 2021, India allowed partial resumption with Indian and British carriers requested to function 30 flights weekly to a couple metros right here.
At the moment, the resumption occurred by stipulating that everybody flying in from the UK would require a Covid damaging report back to be allowed to board flights to India and in addition endure testing on arrival right here too.
The Indian well being ministry additional tightened guidelines for folks flying in from UK, South Africa and Brazil from February 23 as a result of new strains present in these locations.

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