According to the latest reports, flights to West Bengal will operate three times weekly from Mumbai and Delhi. The West Bengal Home Secretary has written to India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation to inform them of the thrice-weekly operation of flights on the Mumbai-Kolkata and Delhi-Kolkata routes.
Flights from Delhi and Mumbai will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, according to the latest rules. The flights are currently in operation, and the rule will take effect on January 5, 2022.
The rule is in place for the time being, but it may change as the situation evolves. COVID cases are currently on the rise in West Bengal, as they are in most other parts of the country. On Wednesday, the state reported 14022 new cases, which is 4949 more than the day before. The state government is taking precautions at the moment, but is said to be sensitive to passenger inconvenience.
West Bengal’s state government had previously announced restrictions on flights from Mumbai and Delhi. This is because of the new Omicron variant’s high rate of positivity. Markets, shopping malls, bars, and restaurants are currently operating at 50% capacity due to the state’s partial lockdown. All of these establishments close at 10 p.m. Furthermore, amusement parks and zoos are closed. These regulations will be in effect until January 15th.
From January 3 onwards, the West Bengal government has banned all flights into the state from the United Kingdom. Upon arrival at the airport, all international passengers must take a COVID-19 test.