The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the suspension of international scheduled passenger flights till January 31, 2022. The decision to resume regular international flights from December 15, 2021 was put in abeyance in light of the evolving situation pertaining to the Omicron variant of Covid-19. While announcing the scrapping of the resumption, the DGCA had said that the effective date of resumption would be announced in due course. With the extension on the suspension, international flights will continue to operate under the air-bubble arrangement that India has so far with 33 countries.