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CIVIL AVIATION MINISTRY NEWS

Covid: Civil aviation ministry issues guidelines for random testing of international arriving passengers

December 23, 2022 10:38 pm

Against the backdrop of rising coronavirus cases in China and some other parts of the world, the government has decided to subject 2 per cent of the passengers arriving on international flights to random coronavirus test starting from Saturday morning.

Random Covid testing for arriving international passengers from December 24

December 22, 2022 10:22 pm

Following random testing, if anybody is found Covid-positive, the sample should be sent for genomic testing at the designated INSACOG laboratory network, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote in a letter to his civil aviation ministry counterpart Rajiv Bansal.

Govt says masks no more compulsory during air travel

November 16, 2022 5:27 pm

In a communication to the scheduled airlines, the ministry said the latest decision has been taken in line with the government's policy of a graded approach to COVID-19 management response.

DGCA did not find 'any major significant finding or safety violation': SpiceJet

July 26, 2022 12:23 pm

The airlines claimed that 10 defects or malfunctions were identified by the DGCA and all the issues have been rectified.

Govt to revamp Air Suvidha: No passport copy, easier info entry

June 23, 2022 3:38 am

The Air Suvidha portal was introduced in August 2020 as a mandatory self-reporting portal where incoming international passengers have to submit the details of their journey and their vaccination or Covid-19 testing status.

As Covid-19 numbers ease, Govt looks at scrapping Air Suvidha

June 19, 2022 9:15 am

The Air Suvidha portal was introduced in August 2020 as a mandatory self-reporting portal where incoming international passengers have to submit the details of their journey and their vaccination or Covid19 testing status.

Explained: India’s new policy on air sports

June 11, 2022 6:56 pm

The National Air Sport Policy (NASP), 2022, lists 11 games under this category. These include aerobatics, aero modelling and rocketry, ballooning, amateur-built and experimental aircraft, drones, gliding and power gliding.

India resumes all international flights; Scindia says move will help connect with world

March 27, 2022 4:08 pm

According to the new summer schedule, foreign airlines will operate 1,783 weekly flights, while Indian carriers will operate 1,466 departures every week. 

Direct Tier-2 connects, new airports mark return of domestic flights

March 26, 2022 7:25 am

These include connections such as Ahmedabad-Guwahati, Srinagar-Ahmedabad, Hyderabad-Srinagar, Vadodara-Chennai, Jaipur-Patna, Dehradun-Kolkata, Mumbai-Port Blair, Jammu-Pune etc. Notably, many of the routes in this category are seeing flights being mounted by IndiGo.

Explained: Why you may soon hear Indian music on planes and in airports

December 29, 2021 2:17 pm

In a letter to airlines and airport operators, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that music in India began as an “integral part of socio-religious life”, and urged these entities to play Indian music on their premises.

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