Government of India has announced a further ban on all international passenger flights to India until April 14, 1830 hours GMT (India time 12 a.m.).

This new travel restriction circular was released following previous flights ban announcement on March 19 that banned all commercial passenger flights to India until Sunday, March 29.

The new restriction announced by the government of India does not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.

“In continuation of Circular-II dated 19.3.2020 issued on the subject [Travel and Visa restrictions related to COVID-19], it has been decided that all scheduled international commercial passenger services shall remain closed till 1830 hrs GMT of April 14, 2020,” the circular from the government of India read.

The High Commission of India based in Wellington has appealed the community to follow the new updates on travel restrictions to India before making any travel plans in these extraordinary circumstances.