No international flights allowed in India after March 22

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued an advisory stating that no international commercial flights will be allowed to enter Indian airports from March 22. The advisory was issued after the Centre announced that no international flight would be allowed to land in India from March 22 for a period of one week.

The order is effective from 5.30 am on March 22 till 5.30 am on March 29.

Another DGCA circular reiterated that no scheduled international airline is allowed to carry or disembark passengers who have visited China, Iran, European Union, European Union Free Trade countries, Turkey, United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia at airports in India.

These are temporary measures to restrict the spread of novel coronavirus, and are subject to review by the government, the regulator said. A separate government advisory asked the state government to direct citizens above 65 years of age (except public representatives, government servants, and medical professionals) to stay home. “Similarly all children below 10 years of age should be advised to stay home and not venture out,” the advisory said. It asked railways and civil aviation to cancel all concessional travel except for students, patients and differently-abled.

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