India has just concluded an air bubble agreement with the Netherlands and Tanzania. With the addition of these two countries, the country`s air bubble now extends to 20 tourist destinations. The air bubble with the Netherlands will come into effect on 1 November. Transportation of the travel bubble with Bhutan and Kenya was commissioned in the first half of October. Under the agreement, Indians will be able to take selected international flights to and from these countries. Until September 17, Bahrain, France, Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, Germany, Qatar, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States were on the list. As Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri pointed out, air bubbles are „in a backward phase compared to normal civil aviation activities.“ In other words, these flights are somewhat more developed than return flights, but have not yet reached the „normal“ level. In another article in which she referred to the Netherlands, she added: „India has created an air bubble with the Netherlands effective 1 November 2020 and would remain valid until the resumption of regular international flights between the two countries.“ India adds a new country to the Air Bubble Arrangement: Japan For more details on the various air travel arrangements, see here. Although international commercial flights are prohibited, Indians can still travel to and from a few countries. This is possible because of the air bubbles or air corridors created by the Indian government with these countries. The Netherlands, Tanzania and Rwanda are the newcomers to the list of countries with which India has already implemented air bubble systems.
India had placed air bubbles with Bahrain, Ukraine, Bangladesh, France, Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, Germany, Qatar, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Bhutan and Kenya. Now Indians can travel to a total of 21 international destinations. Keep reading to find out the details. 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 on these flights the following categories of persons: India has recently extended the transport bubble system to the Netherlands, Tanzania and Rwanda. The total number of countries with which India has air bubbles is now 21. According to a Moneycontrol report, Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri had previously stated that these flights had originated slightly more than the evacuation flights, but that they had not yet approached the „normal“ phase. India plans to increase the air bubble with more countries.
In the meantime, the Dutch population had stocked up on supplies before the closure. International Flights News: Although international commercial flights are banned in India until 30 November, Tanzania, the Netherlands and Rwanda have joined the country`s air bubble as part of Phase 7 of the Vande Bharat mission. The total number of countries under the agreement therefore amounts to 21. Read also – International flights: Kathmandu-New Delhi Air services are likely to be restored from next week More flights, destinations and air bubbles will be put in place to facilitate the arrival and exit of international travel of citizens stranded under the Vande Bharat mission.