Consulate restarts issue of passports; India flights ban

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 1 August 2020: The Consulate General of India in Dubai has announced that Indian nationals can now apply for re-issuance of their passports, irrespective of their place of residence/resident visa.

Applications can now be made at any of the BLS International Centers across the United Arab Emirates, it said

India ban on international flights extended

Meanwhile, India has extended the suspension of all international passenger flights until 31st August, Asian News International and Wam quoted India’s Director-General of Civil Aviation, as saying on Friday.

“The government has decided to extend the suspension on the scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India up to 31st August; however, this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA,” it said.

The government has approved more than 2,500 repatriation flights by foreign carriers to fly stranded passengers to and from India during the suspension period due to Covid-19 situation in the country, said the ANI report.

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