Covid -19

In order to manage the impact of COVID-19, Government of India has placed several restrictions in the country which also effects the aviation industry. The situation is likely to continue for some time.

DGCA is actively monitoring and responding to the situation on a day to day basis to ensure the ongoing safety of aviation while taking a flexible regulatory approach to help ease the pressure on the Indian operators and the personnel involved in the aviation industry.

The page below provides the actions which have already been taken and will also provide the actions which we will be taking in the days to come in the face of COVID-19.

Last Updated on - 9th July 2020

Date Circular
09-07-2020 Operations Circular 2 of 2020 Revision 3 - COVID 19 and Extension of Recurrent Training/ FSTD Approval
26-06-2020 Circular dated 26th June 2020 - Travel and visa restrictions related to COVID19
26-06-2020 Extension of Validity of Recurrent Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic
23-06-2020 Circular dated 22nd June 2020 - Aeromedical Disposition of Covid-19
22-06-2020 Addendum dated 22.06.2020 to Circular No. 4/1/2020-IR dated 23.03.2020 - Management of airlines crew due to COVID -19 Outbreak
08-06-2020 Circular - Wildlife Hazard Management at Airports
01-06-2020 Order dated 29th March 2020 - Compliance of CAR Section 5 Series F Part III and CAR Section 5 F Part IV
01-06-2020 Circular dated 30th May 2020 - Travel and visa restrictions related to COVID19
23-05-2020 Circular 2 dated 22.5.2020 - Safety Guidelines and SOP related to COVID 19 - Reg.
22-05-2020 Public Notice - Extension of Validity to fly with medical fitness on CA Form 35 in view of COVID-19 Pandemic.
22-05-2020 Circular 2 dated 22nd May 2020 - Engineering and Operational Preparedness for Commencing Domestic Operations from 25-05-2020.
22-05-2020 Circular dated 22nd May 2020 - Recommencement of Domestic schedule operations.
21-05-2020 Circular dated 21st May 2020 - Government order on operation of Domestic operators engaged in Schedule Non schedule and private aircraft operations in India.
21-05-2020 Domestic Operations - Provisional Summer Schedule (21 May 2020)
21-05-2020 Circular dated 21st May 2020 - Recommencement of domestic flights and minimum & maximum fares chargeable for such flights -Reg.
20-05-2020 Circular dated 20th May 2020 - Pilot Proficiency and currenCircular dated 20th May 2020- Resumption of Flying Training Activities by Flying Training Organizations - COVID 19
20-05-2020 Circular dated 20th May 2020 - Pilot Proficiency and currency requirements – COVID 19
17-05-2020 Circular dated 17.5.2020 - Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19
16-05-2020 Operations Circular 4/2020 - Risk Management Approach for the application of Exemptions/Extensions in view of COVID 19.
15-05-2020 Operations Circular 2 of 2020 Revision 2 - COVID 19 and Extension of Recurrent/ Refresher Training/ FSTD Approval Superseded by OC 2 of 2020 R3
15-05-2020 Order dated 14th May 2020 - Contingency Measures for COVID-19 - Extension of validity of Medical Fitness Assessment, Recency, English Language Proficiency (ELP) and Competency checks i.r.o. Air Traffic Controller's Licence holders.
12-05-2020 Order dated 11th May 2020 - COVID 19 and Extension of Validity of Licenses, Ratings, Skill Test, Exams for Issue, Renewal and exercising the privileges of Pilot Licenses.
02-05-2020 Circular dated 2.5.2020 - Travel and visa restrictions related to COVID-19
29-04-2020 Public Notice - Rescheduling and Curtailing of Medical Appointments for Civil Aircrew Medical Examination at Indian Air Force Medical Examination/ Boarding Centers in view of Global CORONA Virus Outbreak.
29-04-2020 AW Circular 2 of 2020 - Measures for the CAR-145 Approved Organisations to deal with COVID-19 crisis regarding the management of the CAR-145 Approval.
20-04-2020 Operations Circular 3 of 2020 - Distance Learning Training Programme
19-04-2020 Circular dated 19th April 2020 - Booking of Airlines ticket for journey post lockdown during the current Covid-19
16-04-2020 Circular dated 16th April 2020 -Refund of air fare during the lockdown period, suspending domestic and international flight operations.
14-04-2020 Circular dated 14th April 2020 - Government Order on Operation of domestic Operators engaged in scheduled, non-scheduled and private aircraft operations in India extended till 3rd May 2020.
14-04-2020 Circular dated 14th April 2020 - Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19.
11-04-2020 AAC 2 of 2020 R1 - Special permission to conduct cargo operations using passenger category aircraft during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
08-04-2020 Circular - Extension of Validity of Recurrent Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Due To The COVID 19 Pandemic.
03-04-2020 AW Circular 1 of 2020 - Issue/ extension of Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) during the lockdown phase of COVID19.
03-04-2020 Order - Extension of Validity of approvals issued under Rules 133B and 133BA and licenses/ authorizations issued under Rule 61 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 - COVID 19 Lockdown.
03-04-2020 Operations Circular 2 of 2020 R1 - Covid 19 and recurrent training requirements of flight crew and cabin crew Superseded By OC 2 of 2020 R2
01-04-2020 Circular- precaution during cargo operations
01-04-2020 AAC 2 of 2020 - Special permission to conduct cargo operations using passenger category aircraft during the COVID-19 lockdown period.Superseded By AAC 2 of 2020 R1
27-03-2020 Public Notice- COVID 19 and Extension of Validity of Licenses, Ratings, Skill Test, Exams for Issue, Renewal and exercising the Privileges of Pilot Licenses.Superseded by Order dated 11th May 2020
27-03-2020 Circular dated 27th March 2020 - Government Order on Operation of domestic Operators engaged in scheduled, non-scheduled and private aircraft operations in India extended till 14th April 2020
26-03-2020 Circular dated 26 March 2020 - Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19
24-03-2020 Circular - Government Order on Operation of domestic operators engaged in Scheduled, non-scheduled and private aircraft operations in India
23-03-2020 Public Notice - Postponment of ATPL Oral Exam. on 23rd March, 2020 at Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai Centers.
23-03-2020 Circular dated 17th March 2020 - Prevention of the spread of Coronavirus Disease (Covid 19)
23-03-2020 Circular dated 19 March 2020 - Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19
23-03-2020 Circular (II) dated 19 March 2020 - Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19
23-03-2020 Circular (III) dated 19 March 2020 - Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19
23-03-2020 Circular - Social distancing measures by Airlines and Airport Operators
23-03-2020 Circular (II) dated 23rd March 2020 - Management of Crew due to COVID-19 outbreak.
23-03-2020 Public Notice - Cancellation of FATA Examination and Delay in Flight Crew Examination 2 of 2020 Session.
20-03-2020 Public Notice - Rescheduling and curtailing of medical appointments for Civil Aircrew Medical Examination at Indian Air Force Medical Examination Centers in view of global Corona Virus outbreak
20-03-2020 Operations Circular 2 of 2020 - Covid 19 and recurrent training requirements of flight crew and cabin crew. Superseded By OC 2 of 2020 R1
18-03-2020 Circular - Prevention of spread of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
17-03-2020 Public Notice - Postponement of the AME Type Examination Session: 02 of 2020
17-03-2020 Circulars/ AIC relating to Covid-19