India’s DGCA lifts the restrictions on Note7 in airlines

Indian governmental regulatory body Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has lifted the restrictions on the Samsung Galaxy Note7 in airlines.

The restrictions came into effect on September 9, when the DGCA issued a notice informing passengers not to turn on or charge the Note7 onboard the aircraft, and not to stow the phone in any checked-in baggage. As of today, that notice is not longer valid.

It has to be noted that the change is only for phones that are purchased after September 15 and sport the new green battery bar, indicating that the device has been replaced or of a new batch.

Another thing to note is that Samsung never actually sold the Note7 in India until this point, as the phone was merely on pre-order when the incident happened and Samsung had to delay the launch further. The first Note7 devices that will be sold in India will be using the new battery.

Samsung should shortly begin the sales of the Note7 in India. As for those who had pre-booked, they will get the new Gear VR for free, along with a $50 Oculus content voucher.

Samsung did not make any official announcements at the time of publishing this article.