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- Air Bubble Agreement International Flights Resume Operation Latest News; India Negotiating With 13 Countries To Establish Air Bubbles
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In July, India signed agreements with the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Maldives.
- Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said – Our effort has been to reach every stranded citizen, no Indian will be left out.
- International flights are being operated in 7 countries under air bubble agreement from July
India has started talks with 13 countries for air bubble agreement. These include countries such as Australia, Japan and Singapore. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that negotiations are going on for international flight operations under the agreement. Airlines under the air bubble pact between the two countries can operate in each other's country with some restrictions.
Puri wrote on Twitter that air bubble is also proposed for neighboring countries Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. In July, India signed agreements with the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Maldives.
We're taking our efforts forward & negotiating with 13 more countries to establish air travel arrangements. These include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea & Thailand: Civil Aviation Minister HS Puri pic.twitter.com/nfEZvLWRJ3
– ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2020
Thoughts on other than these 13
Puri said that now we are taking these efforts forward and are negotiating with 13 more countries for this kind of arrangement. These include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. He said that India would consider such agreements with other countries besides these 13 countries.
He said that it has been our endeavor to reach every stranded citizen. No Indian will be left behind. International flights to India have been canceled since March 23 due to Corona.
What is Air Bubble Agreement
Under this, passengers with valid visas of two countries can go to each other's country without any hassle. It mainly consists of passengers traveling by government airlines. For example, if a passenger wants to go to Canada, the first priority must be given to Air India or Air Canada. Under this, Indians living abroad (OCI) can return to the country. Citizens of the country involved in the agreement can come to India on business, medical or employee visa.
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