India Closed for International Flights Starting March 22

World News
19/03/2020 20:58

As a measure to curb the spreading of the COVID-19 virus, the Indian government has decided to close the country for all international commercial passenger flights starting March 22nd, for at least a week. The measure will severely impact the exports and imports of diamonds from and to India, as they are transported via commercial flights. One online trading platform informed its users that "they will no longer be able to confirm orders for diamonds that are currently in India. Delivery times for diamonds outside of India remain unaffected."