The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCI), on December 1, puts on hold, the date of resumption of international flights in view of the new variant of COVID-19 virus called Omicron.

“In view of the evolving global scenario with the emergence of new variant of concern, the situation is being watched closely in consultation with all the stakeholders and an appropriate decision indicating the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services shall be notified in due course,” the DGCA said.

Last week, the authority had announced reopening of international flights from 15 December 2021.