Mumbai: Air India has decided to cancel all flights from India to UK and the other way round from April 24 to 30 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. The airline said a decision would be taken soon on issues such as renewals and refunds for passengers on these flights.
This move to cancel flights came after India was included in the 'Red List' of countries, i.e., those from where citizens are not allowed to freely travel to the UK.
The decision to include India in the Red List will be valid from Friday in view of the rapid spread of the new covid variant in India.
Presently, Vistara, Air India, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways operate flights between the two countries.
Last year, India had suspended all flights to and from the UK from December 23 in the wake of the new mutant strain of novel coronavirus found in the European country.
Lately, rising COVID-19 cases in India has forced many state governments to implement fresh restrictions during the last two-three weeks.