Unlock 4.0 Might be no international flights till September 30; MHA exceptions allowed

Unlock 4.0 Might be no international flights till September 30; MHA exceptions allowed

Unlock 4.0 Might be no international flights till September 30; MHA exceptions allowed

Rohit Kumar, Editor: International air travel might not be allowed till September 30 apart from the exceptions made by the MHA as there has no mention of any revision in the same as per the travel guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on August 29. There has been no mention of commercial flight operations in the Unlock 4.0 guidelines. The country is currently going through gradual unlock after the lockdown that was imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak; Unlock 4.0 starts from September 1.

Earlier this month, all restrictions on inter and intra-state travel in the country were also lifted.

MHA has also issued a statement on passenger movement for Unlock 4.0, stating that, “Movement by passenger trains; domestic passenger air travel; a movement of a person on Vande Bharat and Air Transport Bubble flights; and sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers will continue to be regulated as per the SOPs issued.”

Earlier, all commercial flights were suspended till August 31. While commercial flight services will not be allowed till September 30, public transport services will be put into operation to ease passengers’ woes. Previously in this month, the Director-General of Civil Aviation

Metro train services are slated to resume from September 7 and would be done in a phased manner.

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