India cancels all UK flights till Dec 31

India cancels all UK  flights till Dec 31

The Government of India has announced cancellation of all flights to and from the United Kingdom from December 23 to December 31, after a new and more threatening mutated version of the Coronavirus has been reportedly spreading within the UK. According to the reports, the new strain of the virus is 70 per cent more transmissible than the original version.

A tweet from the Ministry of Civil Aviation read that the government has decided to temporarily suspend all flights coming from the UK to India till December 31 (23.59 hours) in the wake of the new threat posed by the mutated version of the virus. The suspension will come into effect from 23:59 hours on December 22.

In order to take further precaution, the Government of India has decided to put all passengers arriving from the UK to India in all transit flights (reaching before 23:59 hours on December 22) under a compulsory RT-PCR test.

India cancels all UK  flights till Dec 31

Presently, Vistara and Air India have been operating flights from Delhi to London and Delhi/Mumbai to London, respectively.

By banning all inbound flights from the UK, India has joined the ranks of countries like Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland, Bulgaria Romania, Iran, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Canada, Turkey and more.

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