Although India has extended its embargo on international flights until 30 September, „air bubbles” or „air bridges” are the only means by which international commercial air traffic has resumed since mid-July. Since then, India`s number of air bubbles has risen to 13, with Japan the last country to be on the list. In July, India first built travel bubbles with the United States, Germany and France. Since then, India has entered into agreements with 10 other nations – Britain, Canada, maldives, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Japan. And while flights to and from India are limited by the COVID 19 pandemic, the Indian government is best able to manage the Vande Bharat and Air Bubble mission operations. Air bubble chords are temporary and reciprocal. According to the latest India-Canada air bubbles agreements, all your dreams about travel come true and all you have to do is get social disistancing, as this is the new rule for holidays. The Great White North is now waiting for your visit and its time for you to plan your vacation in Canada immediately! Hold on! Before you leave, bring with you your new travel friends, i.e. a disinfectant, a face mask and hand gloves! Well, travel, and of course! Such regulations will also enable group members to reconnect with each other and stimulate sectors such as travel and tourism. The Baltic countries, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, were the first to create an air bubble that allowed free travel between themselves while limiting external people. 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.
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: the Air Bubble agreement is a bilateral air corridor established between different countries to ease travel restrictions imposed by different countries due to coronavirus.