As US flight restrictions come into effect, harrowing time for passengers
With the US restrictions on entry of non-Americans travelling from India kicking in from Tuesday, the last flight heading out from Mumbai was chaotic, with several passengers having tickets claiming that they were refused entry in the flight at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
The US imposed restrictions on travel from India from May 4 because of the high Covid-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the country. The last flight for the US from Mumbai was on the intervening night of May 3 and 4. Due to the ban, several flights were cancelled and curtailed.