Air India has cancelled all flights from and to the United Kingdom from April 24 to April 30, 2021, following the United Kingdom's addition of India to its travel "red list" due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It will, however, operate one flight each from New Delhi and Mumbai in the period.
"Passengers who were to fly between India and the United Kingdom will notice that flights from or to the United Kingdom are cancelled from April 24 to April 30 due to recent restrictions announced by the United Kingdom," Air India said in a statement. It added that more information on rescheduling, refunds, and exemptions will be given later.
"We are in the process of scheduling a once-a-week trip to the United Kingdom from Delhi and Mumbai between (April 24,2021) and (April 30, 2021)” it added. They added that the details will also be posted on Air India's website and social media platforms.
After registering 103 cases of a COVID variant first reported in India, the UK added India to its travel "red list" as a precaution, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Monday (April 19, 2021). The decision, according to the British High Commission in India, is to help deter the spread of concern variants and protect the most vulnerable.