Air India Express said that Saudi Arabia has permitted outbound passenger flights to India under the Vande Bharat mission. On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia had banned flights to and from India amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
In a tweet on Wednesday night, Air India Express clarified it would not carry passengers from India to Saudi Arabia.
“Air India Express Vande Bharat Mission flights would continue to carry passengers on its flights from Saudi Arabia to India,” it added.
In a circular issued on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said it was “suspending travel to and from the following countries: (India, Brazil and Argentina) including any person who has been in any of the mentioned countries above in the last 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom”.