Though International flights in India will remain suspended till September 30, the country has established bilateral bubble arrangements with 13 countries — Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, UAE, UK and US. Also Read – Lockdown Latest News: Total Shutdown to be Imposed in 10 Districts of This State; Capital City Identified as Containment Zone
Making the announcement on Twitter, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, “Air Bubbles are in situ with 13 countries. Others are being finalised. additionally to existing countries, people also can fly between India & Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Maldives, Nigeria & Qatar. Carriers of India and these countries will operate.” Also Read – India’s COVID-19 Tally Nears 55 Lakh-mark, Deaths Stand at 87,882 | Key Points
Notably, under a bilateral bubble pact, airlines of both the countries can operate international flights with certain restrictions. they’re said to be reciprocal, which suggests that airlines from both countries enjoy equal benefits. Also Read – aviation Latest Updates: Indians might not be Allowed to Enter This Country When Normal International Flights Resume | Here’s Why
Who can visit these 13 countries:
Indian citizens holding a legitimate visa validly of a minimum of one month are eligible to visit these countries. aside from that OCI cardholders also can arrive into India now.
The Civil Aviation Ministry has released detailed guidelines on who can visit these countries from India along side the standards for travelling to India from these countries.