Is flying safe in the times of CoVid-19? A recent research study by IATA and the three airframe manufacturers, conducted individually, reached to the same conclusion: Flying is safe. Here are the details.
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If you were thinking of flying into India or heading outside the country over the next few weeks, let’s forget it. India has announced that for now, only travel under the Vande Bharat Mission and air bubble flights are allowed.
Lufthansa’s special flights to India and return have been cancelled at very short notice by the airline. The airline blames the Indian regulators for not renewing their slots, while the regulators state that they are willing to offer enough flights in terms of reciprocity to Lufthansa.
Emirates, the Dubai-based airline will be making an extension of 12-months on status for all their elite members, to ensure they can enjoy their status going forward as well and make up for a lost time to travel due to the pandemic.
Indian airlines will now return to their old baggage allowance policies as they have clearance to go back to these limits from the Government of India. Here is what each airline will offer going forward.
Club Vistara has taken a call to give members another 12 months of status tier and points extension while extending their voucher validity by 6 months as well.
You can now get tested via the RT-PCR method at Delhi Airport on arrival for CoVid-19 and receive a report in under 6 hours. If negative, no need to do an institutional quarantine any more.
You can now get tested via the RT-PCR method at Mumbai Airport on arrival for CoVid-19 and receive a report in under 8 hours. If negative, no need to do an institutional quarantine any more.
The USA CDC is going to close down their health screening plan for those arriving from outside the USA into the country with effect from September 14, 2020.
Indians and other nationalities who are planning to fly into Singapore will be subject to a CoVid-19 negative test pre-departure as well. This new condition has been only imposed on those who have travelled or been in India over the past 14 days before departing to Singapore.
GoAir, the Wadia-group owned airline, is getting back in business big time, ramping up operations and promising to not cancel or club any more flights from September 5, 2020. Here is an update.