A round trip between New Delhi and London by Air India in general cost somewhere between ₹55,000 to ₹70,000, but the prices skyrocketed just before August 8, the day
As the United Kingdom moved India from the Red list to the Amber list, airfares are touching new heights now.
Airfares between India and the UK rose unbelievably up to Rs 4 lakh. Not only Air India, Vistara, British Airways fares in August are also as high as over a lakh.
Air India has also clarified that its current fare for the Delhi London sector is around Rs 1.15 lakh.
What has led to this price rise?
The pent-up demand for travel remains the primary reason for the fares to skyrocket. Earlier, the UK government had placed India under its Red list barring Indians from travelling to the UK due to the pandemic.
But now India has been moved to the Amber list. Indians will be able to travel to the UK. Moreover, they will have to follow the home quarantine guidelines even if they are fully vaccinated. This is because neither Covishield nor Covaxin is recognised by the UK authorities.
Furthermore, the Covid-19 vaccination drive has been ramped up in the country. The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced on June 21.
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