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Air Transport Bubbles Flights

Air Transport Bubbles Flights
“Transport Bubbles" or "Air Travel Arrangements" are temporary arrangements between two countries aimed at restarting domestic passenger services when periodic international flights have been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are common in nature, meaning airlines from both countries enjoy similar benefits. The details of these arrangements are as follows:

1. Afghanistan

India has established an air transport bubble using Afghanistan. Indian carriers and Ariana Afghan Airlines are currently permitted to run services between India and Afghanistan and carry the following types of persons on these flights:

A. From India to Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan nationals/residents and overseas nationals holding valid Afghanistan visas, if needed; and
  • Any Indian national holding any kind of valid visa from Afghanistan and yearning for Afghanistan just. It could be for the airlines concerned to make sure that there's not any travel restriction for Indian nationals to go into Afghanistan with the specific visa class before problem of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.

B. From Afghanistan into India

  • Indian nationals stranded in Afghanistan;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Afghanistan passports; and
  • Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in almost any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

2. Bahrain

India Has created an aviation arrangement with Bahrain. Air India/Air India Express and Gulf Air are now permitted to operate services between India and Bahrain and carry the following categories of men on these flights:

A. From India to Bahrain

  • Bahraini nationals/residents;
  • Any Indian federal holding any kind of valid visa in the Kingdom of Bahrain and yearning for Bahrain only. It would be for the airlines concerned to make sure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bahrain with the specific visa category prior to issue of ticket/ boarding pass into the Indian passenger.

B. From Bahrain to India

  • Indian nationals stranded in Bahrain;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Bahraini passports; and
  • Bahraini nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an (Indian Embassy) Indian Mission in almost any kind covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

    holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission  in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

3. Bhutan

India Has created an air travel arrangement with Bhutan. Indian and Bhutanese carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Bhutan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:

A. From India to Bhutan

  • Nationals/residents of Bhutan and overseas nationals holding valid visa from Bhutan, if required;
  • Any Indian national. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there's not any travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bhutan using the particular visa class before issue of ticket/ boarding pass into the Indian passenger.

B. By Bhutan to India

  • Indian nationals;
  •  All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Bhutan; and
  • Bhutanese nationals/residents (including diplomats) and thieves (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020, as amended from time to time.

4. Canada

India Has created an air travel arrangement with Canada. Indian carriers and Air Canada are currently permitted to operate services between India and Canada and carry the following categories of persons on these flights:

A. From India to Canada

  • Stranded Canadian nationals/residents and foreigners with valid Canadian visa eligible to enter Canada;
  • Indian nationals with legitimate visas eligible to enter Canada. It could be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Canada prior to problem of ticket/ boarding pass into the Indian passenger; and 
  • Seamen of international nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports will be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping

B. From Canada to India

  • Stranded Indian nationals;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Canadian passports; and
  • Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India according to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

5. France

India Has created an atmosphere bubble arrangement with France. French and indian carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and France and take the following types of men on these flights:

A. From India to France

  • Indian nationals who are allowed to travel abroad according to MHA guidelines dated 01.07.2020 and longing for EU;
  • Stranded EU nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through France or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise; and
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be let subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

B. From France to India

  • Stranded Indian nationals;
  • Foreigners (including diplomats and OCI card holders), that are eligible to enter India according to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

6. Germany

India Has created an air bubble arrangement with Germany. Indian and German carriers are now permitted to run services between India and Germany and carry the following types of persons on these flights:

A. From India to Germany

  • Indian nationals who are permitted to travel abroad according to MHA guidelines dated 01.07.2020 and destined for EU;
  • Stranded EU nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through Germany or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise; and
  • Seamen of international nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be let subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

B. From Germany to India

  • Stranded Indian nationals;
  • Foreigners (like diplomats and OCI card holders), that are qualified to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

7. Iraq

India Has created an air bubble arrangement with Iraq. Indian and Iraqi carriers are now permitted to run services between India and Iraq and carry the following categories of persons on these flights:

A. From India into Iraq

  • Nationals/residents of Iraq;
  • Any Indian federal holding any kind of valid visa from Iraq and destined for Iraq just. It could be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there's no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Iraq with all the particular visa category prior to issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.

B. From Iraq into India

  • Indian nationals stranded in Iraq;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of both Iraq; and
  • Nationals of Iraq (including diplomats), holding valid visa issued by an Indian embassy  in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

    visa issued by an Indian Mission

8. Japan

India Has generated an air bubble with Japan. Japanese and indian carriers are now permitted to run services between India and Japan and carry the following categories of persons on these flights:

A. From India to Japan

  • Stranded nationals/residents of Japan and foreign nationals holding valid Japanese visas subject to the boundary steps and travel limitations imposed by the government of Japan in the time of travel; and
  • Any Indian federal holding any kind of legal visa from Japan subject to the border steps and travel restrictions imposed by the government of Japan at the time of travel. It would be for the airlines concerned to make sure that there's not any travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Japan with all the specific visa category prior to problem of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.

B. From Japan to India

  • Stranded Indian nationals;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of both Japan; and
  • Foreigners (including diplomats), holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in almost any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

9. Maldives

India Has created an atmosphere bubble arrangement with Maldives. Indian and Maldivian carriers are currently allowed to operate flights between India and Maldives and take the following categories of individuals on these flights:

A. From India to Maldives:

  • Maldivian nationals/residents and foreign nationals holding valid Maldivian visas, if needed;
  • Any Indian federal. It would be for the airlines concerned to make sure that there is not any travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Maldives before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.

B. From Maldives to India:

  • Indian nationals;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Maldivian passports, and
  • Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

10. Nigeria

India Has created an atmosphere bubble arrangement together with Nigeria. Nigerian and indian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Nigeria and carry the following types of persons on such flights:

A. From India to Nigeria:

  • Stranded Nigerian nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Nigeria or spouses of these men, whether accompanying or ;
  • Any Indian national holding any kind of valid Nigerian visa and yearning for any country in Africa. It would be for the airlines concerned to Make Sure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the destination state before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports will be let subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

B. From Nigeria to India:

  • Indian nationals stranded in almost any country in Africa;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Nigerian passports;
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any state in Africa who are eligible to enter India according to MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and
  • Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in almost any kind covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

11. Qatar

India Has created a air bubble arrangement with the State of Qatar. This bubble is legitimate till 31.10.2020. Indian carriers and Qatar Airways are currently permitted to operate flights between India and Qatar and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:

A. From India to Qatar:

  • Qatari nationals;
  • Any Indian federal holding any type of legal Qatar visa and yearning for Qatar only. It could be for the airlines concerned to make sure that there is not any travel restriction for Indian nationals to get into Qatar with the specific visa class before problem of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.

B. From Qatar to India:

  • Indian nationals stranded in Qatar;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Qatari passports, and
  • Qatari nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in almost any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

12. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

India Has created an air bubble arrangement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This bubble is valid till 31.10.2020. Indian and UAE carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and UAE and carry the following categories of men on these flights:

A. From India to UAE:

  • UAE nationals.
  • ICA approved UAE inhabitants destined for UAE only.
  • Any Indian federal holding any kind of valid UAE visa and destined for UAE just. It will be for the airlines involved to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to go into UAE with all the specific visa class prior to problem of ticket/ boarding pass into the Indian passenger.

B. By UAE to India:

  • Stranded Indian nationals;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports; and
  • UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in almost any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

13. United Kingdom (UK)

India Has created an aviation agreement with the United Kingdom. Indian and UK carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and UK and take the following categories of men on such flights:

A. From India to UK

  • Stranded UK nationals/residents, overseas nationals transiting through UK or partners of those persons, whether accompanying or ;
  • Any Indian federal holding any type of valid UK visa and yearning for UK only. It could be for the airlines concerned to Make Sure that There's no travel restriction for Indian nationals to get into UK using all the Specific visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping

B. From UK to India

  • Stranded Indian nationals;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding UK passports; and
  • Foreigners (including diplomats), that are qualified to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines obsolete 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

14. United States of America (USA)

India Has created an aviation arrangement with the United States of America. Indian and US carriers are currently allowed to run services between India and USA and carry the following categories of persons on these flights:

A. From India to USA

  • US citizens, legal permanent residents, and foreign nationals holding valid US visas;
  • Any Indian federal holding any type of legal US visa. It could be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to get into USA using the Specific visa category before problem of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports will be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Transportation

B. From USA to India

  • Stranded Indian nationals;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding US passports; and
  • Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

All The airlines are permitted to sell tickets between India and the respective nations in each direction by using their sites, revenue representatives and Global Distribution Systems.

Before Making any reservations in the flights being managed under the above Arrangements, the passengers must confirm that they are allowed entry into The destination country.

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