Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I\/C, Civil Aviation has informed that all flights originating from the United Kingdom (UK) into India will be suspended temporarily from December 22 to December 31, 2020. He stated that the Government of India has decided to take all necessary precautions as a result of the situation arising out of the spread of a new strain of coronavirus in some countries. Considering the prevailing situation in UK. Govt. of India has decided that all flights originating from UK to India to be suspended till 31st December 2020 (23.59 hours). \u2014 MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) December 21, 2020 Considering the emerging Covid-19 situation in the UK, the Government of India has decided that all flights to and from the UK will be suspended till December 31, 2020. This suspension will start w.e.f. 23.59 hours, December 22. However, this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA. Airlines operating flights to India from other countries shall not board any passenger travelling from the UK to India and shall ensure that no passenger coming from the UK is boarded in a flight for any destination in India either directly or indirectly. As a measure of precaution, passengers arriving from the UK in all transit flights should be subject to mandatory RT-PCR test at the arrival port in India. The passengers found Covid-19 positive on arrival shall be quarantined as per guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and would bear the medical costs incurred.