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Indian government extends restrictions on UK flights till February 14

The Indian government has extended the restriction on flights between India and United Kingdom up to midnight of February 14, 2021.

Prior to the suspension, over 60 flights per week were being operated between UK and India.
Prior to the suspension, over 60 flights per week were being operated between UK and India. Photo courtesy: Air India

"The competent authority has further extended the restriction on flights between India and UK up to 14' February, 2021 (23.59 hrs)," the Directorate-General Civil Authority (DGCA) said in a statement. "The other terms and conditions of the said letter shall remain unchanged. UK carriers may file their bubble schedule accordingly to DGCA for approval."

The flight services between India and UK resumed from January 6, while those from the UK to India recommenced from January 8.

Last month, these services were suspended to stop the spread of a mutant COVID-19 strain which was recently discovered in the UK.

Prior to the suspension, over 60 flights per week were being operated between UK and India.

Airlines such as Vistara, Air India, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways operate flights between the two countries.

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