Five flights operating between Indian cities and Oman have been cancelled by Air India, in the wake of the decision to halt entry into the country from three South Asian nations.
Passengers flying or transiting through India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in the 14 days prior to their flight to Oman are no longer allowed to enter the country until further notice, as part of measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Hyderabad-Muscat-Hyderabad flight, which operates on Tuesdays, and the Delhi-Muscat-Delhi service, which runs on Fridays and Sundays, have been scrapped for the time being.
Similarly, two flights to Mumbai and Ahmedabad from Muscat, which run on Wednesdays and Saturdays, have also been halted.
For the period from 30 April to 30 May, 2021, Delhi-Muscat flights will operate thrice a week: on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Similarly, the Muscat-Mumbai and Muscat-Ahmedabad flights, as well as the service that links the two cities, will run on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from 28 April to 30 May.
Chennai-Muscat flights, starting from 31 March to 27 October, will only run once a week: Wednesdays, as will Hyderabad-Muscat flights, which will only operate on Fridays, starting from 27 April, under 30 May.
Adults and children are allowed a baggage of 30kg per passenger in economy class, and 40kg in business, while an additional 10kg is permitted for an infant.