Amid the alarm over the new Omicron variant of coronavirus. scheduled international flights will remain suspended till January 31 of the next year. However, the circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday has clarified that this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it. It further said that international flights may be allowed on selected routes on a case-to-case basis.

.While the civil aviation ministry decided to resume the scheduled flights from November 26 the decision was formally put on hold on December 1.