In wake of UK’s travel ban on India, Air India announced on Wednesday that its flights scheduled to operate to and from the United Kingdom and India will be cancelled between April 24 and April 30. The fresh restrictions were imposed by Britain due to the second wave of Covid-19 that has hit India.
India’s national carrier Air India, added that further updates regarding rescheduling, refunds and waivers will be informed shortly.
“Passengers who were to travel between India and the UK, may kindly note that in view of recent restrictions announced by the UK, flights from/to UK stand cancelled from 24th to 30th April ’21. Further updates regarding rescheduling, refunds and waivers will be informed shortly.
Post uplift of restrictions, flights schedule from Delhi and Mumbai to the UK are being planned. Information regarding this will also be updated on our Website and Social Media Channels,” Air India has tweeted.
#FlyAI : Passengers who were to travel between India and UK, may kindly note that in view of recent restrictions announced by UK, flts from/to UK stand cancelled from 24th to 30th April ’21. Further updates regarding rescheduling, refunds & waivers will be informed shortly. (2/2)
— Air India (@airindiain) April 21, 2021
The following flights stand cancelled between April 24 and April 30 due to the recent restrictions implemented by UK authorities:
In the past few weeks many state governments in India have announced curfews and restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. India’s devastating second wave has recorded nearly 3 lakh new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours – the highest since the pandemic broke out last year. As per the Ministry of Health, as many as 2291428 active COVID-19 cases have been reported.
Last December, India had suspended all flights from the UK due to a mutant strain of the novel coronavirus.
Health minister Matt Hancock on Monday said Britain added India to its travel “red list” on a precautionary basis after reporting 103 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India.
The decision is to help prevent the spread of variants of concern and protect the most vulnerable said The British High Commission in India.