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Flights from India to UK to resume from January 6, ministry clarifies

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An embargo was imposed on UK flights on December 21, which took place from December 23, following the new mutant strain first reported in the UK.

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Updated: Jan 2, 2021 2:50 pm IST

Flights from India to the UK will resume from January 6, Minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarified on Saturday.
Flights from India to the UK will resume from January 6, Minister Hardeep Singh Puri (PTI) clarified on Saturday.

A day after the civil aviation ministry decided to resume flights between India and the UK from January 8, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday offered further clarification, saying that flights from India to the United Kingdom can begin on January 6, while operations from the United Kingdom. to India will begin on January 8. The schedule is valid until January 23. Until then, 30 flights will operate each week, including 15 from Indian and British airlines, the minister said.

In the wake of the new mutant strain of Coronavirus, which is believed to be more contagious, India imposed an embargo on flight operations between the two countries on December 21, which came into effect from December 23. Initially the ban was until December 31, but later it was extended until January 7. On Friday, the Civil Aviation Ministry announced that the embargo will be partially lifted from January 8, with a limited number of flights.



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