India Seeks Air Bubble Agreement With Australia,New Zealand And Eight Other Countries
Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said, the ministry has sent proposal to Australia,New Zealand and eight other countries to establish Air bubble agreement with them.
“We are waiting to hear from them,” Scindia told Lok Sabha as he was replying to a question asked by IUML’s ET Mohammed Basheer.
The list of 10 countries includes;
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia and
Air bubbles, also known as travel bridges or green corridors, remove the waiting period for travelers from certain countries, by allowing the countries to operate their respective carriers.
International flights have been banned by the country since March 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile,Air India has been operating flights under flagship Vande Bharat Mission since May and India has established bilateral air bubble arrangements with31 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom, USA, and Uzbekistan.
Civil Aviation Minister @JM_Scindia informs Lok Sabha that at present India is having air bubble agreement with 31 countries and have a proposal with 10 other nations to start air bubble agreement.#WinterSession pic.twitter.com/eZEysXft6B
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) December 2, 2021