Amid coronavirus alarm, IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till March 17

Qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from India and 13 other countries

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The low-cost carrier said the "6E double seat" scheme will not be available through travel portals. Photo: PTI (File)

Budget carrier IndiGo on Monday (March 9) said it is cancelling flights to Doha till March 17, following travel ban imposed by Qatar on Indian nationals due to coronavirus scare.

Qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from India and 13 other countries in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands of people.

In a statement, the airline said it would be cancelling flights to Doha till March 17.

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“We will be monitoring the situation closely and will share further updates once the ban is lifted,” it said.

Apart from India, the temporary ban by Qatar will also be applicable to people coming from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Thailand.

“Owing to the travel ban for people of multiple nationalities, including Indian nationals, IndiGo will be cancelling its flights to Doha till March 17, 2020,” the Gurugram-based airline said in the statement.

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