The Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on transport, tourism and culture suggested to re-start the scheduled international flights on 03rd August 2021. TG Venkatesh, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee for Transport, Tourism and Culture told on 03rd August 2021 that, the committee is advocating for re-starting the scheduled international flights.

“We have told officials and Ministry (Tourism) in interactive meetings that we should allow international flights immediately to places wherever Covid cases are low and where there are islands and safe zones. Tourism dept should be restored,” Venkatesh told ANI.

As per the earlier announcement, “the ban on international commercial flights to and from India was ending on July 31. The ban has now been extended till August 31,” DGCA said. Currently, India is operating international flights under Vande Bharat mission and Air Bubble with several countries.