“We stopped registration on mission portals some time ago. People travel in large numbers for normal reasons – with family, on holiday,” Kapoor said. 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 people: India must continue to search as air bubbles to relieve the pain of the country`s airlines. The government has not yet announced any measures to help the industry, and airline sources have said this will put most airlines at risk. In order to mitigate a large number of quarantine and Covid 10 testing rules in arrival destinations, governments are implementing “air bubble” agreements between countries. Air bubbles or travel corridors are systems that are set up between two countries, which perceive each other as safe and allow airlines in both countries to fly passengers in both directions without restrictions. ii. Any Indian national who holds a valid Visa from Afghanistan and is intended only for Afghanistan. It is the member`s interest on the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to travel to Afghanistan with the relevant visa category before issuing a ticket/boarding pass to the Indian passenger. India has now concluded Air Bubble agreements with 10 countries around the world. These include the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Afghanistan and Bahrain. India currently only flies flights under “air bubble” agreements, giving the country`s airlines an advantage.
It is now a secret that these agreements constitute a form of indirect support to the country`s troubled airlines. With some European countries reporting a second wave of infection, air bubbles allowing citizens to travel freely between certain nations under a reciprocal agreement appear to be the “new normal”, even if demand for international air travel remains low. The EU`s civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, said India was negotiating air bubble agreements with 13 other countries. As a result, the pandemic revealed major cracks in India`s aviation, which grew fastest in Asia until March. The Director General of the Civil Aviation Control Authority (DCGA) had already extended the ban on international flights to 31 August. These flights have been banned since March, when the government imposed the initial blockade to contain COVID-19. With the exception of flights as part of the Vande Bharat mission and air bubbles with counter-countries, there has been no international air traffic since March. This flight ban does not apply to international all-cargo flights. i. stranded Canadian nationals/residents and foreigners with valid Canadian visas who are allowed to enter Canada; The Indian envoy also confirmed that the air bubble regime between the two countries had been extended until 31 December of 31 October. “More than 620,000 people have travelled to India since the launch of the Indian bubble.” A few weeks ago, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed that India was in talks with other nations to create air bubbles.