West Bengal removes most Covid-19 flight restrictions effective November 1

One of the holdouts of the Covid-19 second wave was West Bengal putting up all sorts of restrictions on flights from various parts of the country, where the pandemic was blazing back in the day in March/April 2021. Surprisingly, these restrictions continued till now with them. So, from places such as Mumbai, you could not arrive in West Bengal all days of the week.

Now, the Government of West Bengal has issued a new order, repealing all sorts of flight restrictions for flights arriving into West Bengal, barring three cities (Pune/Ahmedabad/Nagpur).

a letter of a flight

You need to be fully vaccinated or need an RT-PCR Negative report within 72 hours to arrive in Kolkata or any other airport operational in West Bengal.

So, with air travel capacity restrictions easing and these regulations set by the state almost gone, expect new frequencies to be announced to Kolkata shortly.


West Bengal has removed the caps on flight arrivals in West Bengal. This will be effective November 1, 2021. This should mean more flights for those flying into and out of Kolkata airport.

Anyone excited about these restrictions finally being lifted?

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  1. Thank goodness
    Better late than never. Atleast the west Bengal govt woke up from its slumber. Still the 3 cities of Ahmedabad, Pune and nagpur are part of restrictions. May better sense prevail.

  2. Of course. What timing!!!! With covid cases rising in bengal post durgapuja an it will keep on going up with more festive coming

  3. As an OCI I am looking to travel to India but all this internal restrictions are mind boggling for me.

    Hopefully some sense will prevail and for vaccinated road traveller’s the latest fe will be much easier going forward

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