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Date and flight number changes are free until March 31

IndiGo Airlines also predicted that around 20% of its current scheduled flights would be cancelled on Sunday.

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country, the aviation sector appears to be struggling. (HTML)

Due to the current situation of Covid-19, Air India is offering ‘One Free Change’ of date, flight number, or sector for domestic tickets booked until March 31.

“Air India is offering ONE FREE CHANGE of date, flight number, or sector for all domestic tickets (098) with confirmed travel on/before 31.03.22,” the airline tweeted today.

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As Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country, the aviation sector appears to be struggling.

IndiGo Airlines also predicted that around 20% of its current scheduled flights would be cancelled on Sunday.

number changes are free until March 31
number changes are free until March 31

IndiGo has also waived change fees as many people change their travel plans.

IndiGo said in a statement: “Due to the increasing number of Omicron infections, many IndiGo customers are cancelling flights. IndiGo is waiving change fees for all new and existing bookings made up to January 31 for flights up to March 31, 2022. Due to reduced demand, we will be removing some flights from service.”

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“Flight cancellations will be done at least 72 hours in advance, and customers will be moved to the next available flight,” the statement said.

Added the statement, “Because our call centre is currently overloaded, we encourage customers to use our digital channels whenever possible. We expect to cancel around 20% of our current scheduled operations.”

In response to an increase in Covid-19 cases, the Central government announced a seven-day mandatory home quarantine for all foreign visitors. From January 11 until further orders, all international arrivals will be subject to a seven-day mandatory home quarantine.

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Travellers from high-risk countries must first submit a sample for a post-arrival Covid-19 test, according to a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare order issued on Friday (self-paid). These passengers must wait for their test results at the arrival airport before departing or connecting.

“If negative, they will be quarantined for seven days at home and then tested for RT-PCR on the eighth day in India. Travellers must also upload their eighth day RT-PCR test results for Covid-19 to the Air Suvidha portal. If it’s negative, they’ll self-monitor for the next week. If they test positive, their samples should be sent to the INSACOG laboratory network for genomic testing “order copy

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the daily positivity rate to 10.21%. The country’s Covid-19 total now stands at 35,528,004.

The Health Ministry reports 3,623 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in India. The variant has recovered 1409 patients.

It is most common in Maharashtra (1009), followed by Delhi (513) and Karnataka (513). (441). The Ministry added that the country’s active caseload is 5,90611, or 1.66 percent of total cases.

On December 2, Karnataka reported its first Omicron Variant of Covid-19 case.

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