India will decide on international air travel only after assessment of the situation around Covid-19 in the world

There will be no international flight till June-end, while the decision to restart services will be taken only in July, depending upon the prevailing circumstances at that time, said the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday.

The development came as the fifth phase of the national lockdown was announced on May 30 which will last in the containment zones from till June 30.

The guidelines said that only a limited number of activities will remain prohibited throughout the country, including international air travel of passengers till June-end.

The Centre had allowed limited domestic passenger flights -- about one-third of the summer schedule -- to operate between metros and other destinations from May 25.

Passenger air services were suspended on March 25 due to the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19.

(With inputs from IANS)

IVD Bureau