The Indian government has announced the resumption of international flights from December 15, 2021 after it was suspended on March 23 last year. The services will be restricted to and from 11 countries in addition to Europe and UK that are at risk because of the spreading infection.
India does so when a few countries like UK and Italy are reimposing the travel restrictions because of the recent spike in cases. India is the first south Asian country to do so since the pandemic shook the world early last year and is expected to gain from the first mover advantage.
According to the health ministry’s list, the ‘at risk’ countries are as follows: South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, Mauritius, China, New Zealand, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Israel and Europe including UK.