New Delhi: Due to Coronavirus pandemic, all kinds of travel were stopped but at present there are 18 countries where you can travel by air.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation is currently in talks with Ukraine and Bangladesh for air travel under the Air Bubble Agreement, which could be completed this week. At the same time, Germany and Hong Kong have banned air services with India.
Some international flights have been operating under the “Vande Bharat Mission” since May, while air services have continued under the Air Bubble Agreement since July.
What is Air Bubble agreement ?
Air Bubble is a bilateral settlement arrangement. When a special air corridor is formed by a bilateral agreement between two countries so that there is no problem in air travel, it is called air bubble.
At present, the entire world is troubled by the Coronavirus crisis, so two countries can start air bubbles with all the conditions, which requires adherence to safety standards. India is in the process of air bubble agreement with many countries.
Which Country has Air Bubble Agreement with India ?
It is currently India’s Air Bubble Agreement with 18 countries including the US, UK, Germany, France, UAE, Maldives, Canada, Japan, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Bhutan, Kenya, Bangladesh and Ukraine.
India’s flights with Bangladesh are scheduled to begin from October 28th. Initially, there will be 28 flights a week with Bangladesh, under which around 5,000 passengers from both sides will be able to fly every week.
According to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri, it is in the process of air bubble agreement with 13 more countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.