NEW DELHI: Some international locations have nonetheless not eliminated restrictions on the entry of Indian nationals and the central authorities is able to fly passengers to those international locations at any time when they ease their limits, mentioned Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia is one such nation that doesn’t permit airways to carry passengers from India at present amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re working worldwide flights beneath VBM (Vande Bharat Mission) since Might 6, 2020. Nonetheless, some international locations, together with some within the Gulf area, have nonetheless not eliminated restrictions on the entry of Indian nationals,” Puri mentioned on Twitter.
“We’re able to fly passengers to those international locations at any time when they ease restrictions,” he added.
On October 22, the minister had mentioned that the typical fares on particular flights working between Kerala and Bahrain are between Rs 30,000 and Rs 39,000 because the Gulf nation permits solely 750 passengers to return from India per week.
Scheduled worldwide flights have been suspended in India since March 23 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Nonetheless, particular worldwide passenger flights have been working in India beneath the Vande Bharat Mission since Might and beneath bilateral air bubble preparations shaped between India and different international locations since July.
India began scheduled home passenger flights on Might 25 after a spot of two months as a result of coronavirus pandemic.