SAT 19 Jun, 2021
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Indian students, families stuck in the UK as flights gets cancelled

Indian students, families get caught up in the chaos of flight cancellations in slew of the new highly transmissible strain of covid-19 found in the UK

 India on Monday announced it was suspending flights from and to that country until the end of the year.

The suspension will come into effect on Wednesday — after 11.59 pm on Tuesday (December 22) — and will be in place until 11.59 pm on December 31.

Indian students, families get caught up in the chaos of flight cancellations in slew of the new highly transmissible strain of covid-19 found in the UK

 India on Monday announced it was suspending flights from and to that country until the end of the year.

The suspension will come into effect on Wednesday — after 11.59 pm on Tuesday (December 22) — and will be in place until 11.59 pm on December 31.

 

 

At least 60 flights between India and the UK during this period are cancelled. Indian carriers on Monday advanced departures to and from London by several hours to ensure they complete flights by the 11.59 pm deadline on Tuesday.

The Civil Aviation Ministry took the decision on the basis of a recommendation by the Health Ministry, which noted that the new UK strain of the novel coronavirus is “spreading and growing rapidly”.

 

While tourist visas largely remain suspended, those in the UK for family reasons are also among those caught out by the cancellation.

The Indian High Commission in London issued several messages on its social media platforms with updates from the Ministry of Civil Aviation in India.

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