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India halts domestic flights till March 31

NEW DELHI, March 24, 2020

The Indian government has announced a one-week ban on all domestic air travel across all airports in the country, in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, said a report.
 
The ban will be enforced from 11.59pm tonight (March 24) and will continue till 11.59pm on March 31, Times of India reported citing an order issued by the ministry of civil aviation.
 
International flights had already been banned for a week and most of the country's land borders have been sealed.
 
Only aircrafts belonging to the state or union government, those engaged in medical evacuation, those with special permission from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and freighter flights carrying cargo within India and from abroad will be arriving and departing Indian airports from Wednesday, the report said.



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