A few weeks ago, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed that India was in talks with other nations to create air bubbles. It is different from return flights, which are only a possibility, and passengers must register at the embassy to board such flights. The Air Bubble Agreement is a bilateral agreement between two countries in which airlines from both countries can fly internationally with a number of rules and restrictions. According to a statement from DGCA India, “under the bladder agreement, any Indian with a valid visa may travel to Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.” Indian nationals who have a valid visa of at least one month, with the exception of the tourist visa, are allowed to travel. In addition, the government has now allowed all OIC cardholders to travel to India. Foreign airlines have also been allowed to carry passengers wishing to travel in their country, provided that the destination country authorizes travel to their borders. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has published detailed guidelines on people who can travel from India to these countries, as well as criteria for travel to India from those countries. Recently, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri confirmed that other air bubbles of this type are on the way with other countries. He said that until international civil aviation can recover its pre-COVID figures and normalize around the world, India will need air bubbles to carry international passengers.
However, India has not allowed entry to all visa holders in the country, with the exception of those who have a essential visa approved by the Ministry of the Interior. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now authorized to offer routes between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: India entered into an air travel agreement with Bangladesh on 28 October 2020. This plan is applicable until January 31, 2021. Indian and Bangladeshi airlines are now allowed to offer routes between India and Bangladesh and to carry the following categories of people on these flights: early last week, the Minister of Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri, announced to the Union that an air bubble system had been set up as part of the Vande Bharat mission for flights between India and Ukraine. Special flights are intended to ensure the safety of travel between countries in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. Moran Birger, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at British Airways, said: “After months of uncertainty caused by the global blockade, we are delighted to be able to offer a direct flight between India and the UK again. We know that many of our customers in India were waiting to be reunited with their friends and family.