i. Indian nationals in CIS countries (excluding Russia); The Ministry of Civil Aviation recently announced that it had introduced air bubbles with two other countries, Ukraine and Bangladesh, the total number of countries with which bilateral air bubbles appeared to 18. New Delhi Jagran News Desk: All international flights to and from India have been banned after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on March 24 a national closure to break the highly contagious coronavirus chain. However, as the situation improved slightly, the centre set up an air bubble with several countries, allowing international passengers to resume their flights in India. “Transport bubbles” or “Air Travel Arrangements” are temporary agreements between two countries that aim to resume commercial passenger transport when scheduled international flights are suspended as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. They are reciprocal, which means that airlines in both countries enjoy similar benefits. The details of the 18.11.2020 agreements are as follows: All airlines can sell tickets between India and the countries concerned in any direction via their websites, distributors and global distribution systems. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to offer routes between India and Afghanistan and to carry the following categories of people on these flights: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has previously mentioned that the government is discussing similar agreements with other countries.
Passengers travelling on flights between India and Ethiopia should only be destined for African countries. Similarly, only passengers from African countries should be allowed to travel on flights between Ethiopia and India. In order to mitigate a large number of quarantine and Covid 10 testing rules in arrival destinations, governments are implementing “air bubble” agreements between countries. Air bubbles or travel corridors are systems that are set up between two countries, which perceive each other as safe and allow airlines in both countries to fly passengers in both directions without restrictions. It is interesting to note that until Wednesday, India had concluded such agreements with 15 countries – Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Bhutan, the United Kingdom and the United States. In an air bubble agreement between two countries, special international flights can be made by their airlines to recover those stranded with a COVID 19 pandemic. Last month, he said India was negotiating with 13 countries, including Australia, Japan and Singapore, to establish separate bilateral agreements for international air bubbles. Here is the full list of countries with which India has signed an air bubble pact: Puri had previously stated that air bubbles had also been proposed with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. It should be noted that the introduction of an air bubble does not mean that international commercial passenger flights are resurrected. They are also different from return flights, which are only one lane.