Bengal Allows International Charter Flights Repatriating Stranded Indians

The airways should apply for a no-objection certificates from the state (Representational)


West Bengal has determined to permit worldwide constitution flights carrying Indian nationals with COVID-negative certificates to land on the state airports in an try to ease restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, a senior official mentioned on Saturday.

The restrictions on Vande Bharat Mission flights will, nonetheless, proceed, he mentioned.

The state authorities has written to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs on this connection.

The state authorities has determined that presently solely constitution flights, carrying stranded Indian nationals from overseas having a adverse check report (RT-PCR) performed inside 96 hours of flight departure might land at airports in Bengal, the letter despatched on Friday said.

Accordingly, you’re requested to kindly convey the aforesaid SOP to the Indian Missions and in addition to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for additional vital motion in order that the chartered flights following the SOP could also be scheduled with impact from August 10, it added.

The airways ought to apply for a no-objection certificates (NOC) from the state authorities, specifying the sponsor, the variety of passengers and their particulars, and an enterprise that every one passengers travelling are COVID-negative, as per the usual working prcedures.

A clearance from the Indian missions within the originating international locations or the Ministry of Exterior Affairs can be wanted, it mentioned.

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