In an unprecedented measure to check the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus disease, operations of domestic scheduled commercial airlines had been suspended on March 25. "Standard Operating Procedures for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation", Puri announced. Passengers also have to make their contact details available to the airlines whenever required by them.
The news of resuming domestic travel comes day after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri advised the Central government to go for "cooperative federalism", saying planes should not be landed in states without the approval of the state governments.
It was one of the first countries to impose heavy travel restrictions, including suspending most visas and eventually stopping all worldwide flights.