The Indian government has decided to extend the suspension of international travel and visa in the country for one more month. The aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation has announced this in partial modification of the more-than-a-year long suspension order.

As per the latest circular from DGCA, restrictions for international commercial passenger services to and from India will remain restricted till August 31, 2021. DGCA has been extending restrictions on a month-on-month basis taking into account the Covid situation in the country.

The suspension will not apply to the special international services under the air bubbles, and international all-cargo operations.

Although the government has announced fee waiver for e-tourist visas for foreign travellers, the continuing ban on international travel and visas will delay the operational part of those announcements.