The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the ban on the movement of scheduled international commercial flights in India to 30 June 2021 due to the Corona virus . However, this restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and especially to flights approved by the aviation regulator. Flights operating under bilateral air bubble agreements with select countries will continue.
International commercial passenger flights have been suspended since the lockdown came into force from March 23, 2020 across the country. But special international flights have been flying under the Vanda Bharat Mission since May 2020. The Vande Bharat Mission was launched to bring back stranded passengers abroad and air bubble agreements were also inked with many countries. India currently has a bilateral air bubble agreement with 27 countries.