Air Bubble Agreement With Russia
India is negotiating with several other countries to enter into bubble travel agreements. These include Singapore, Israel, Russia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh and Kazakhstan. While international passenger air traffic in India has been suspended since 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic, special international flights have been carried out with the permission of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). India has confirmed an air bubble agreement with Ukraine. Well, the number of countries with which India has an air bubble pact is 17. International flights from India and Ukraine will connect two nations. The Ukrainian capital, Kiev, will be the base of flights between the two countries. It is different from return flights, which are only a possibility, and passengers must register at the embassy to board such flights. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now authorized to offer flights between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: More flights, destinations and air bubbles will be put in place to facilitate the return international flights of citizens stranded as part of the Vande Bharat mission. He said India was negotiating air bubble agreements with 13 other countries.
The Indian government has relaxed visa rules for the seven countries with which it shares an air bubble. This means that Indian citizens can travel freely to countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, the Maldives and France. All they need is a valid visa of all kinds (such as work, tourists, student visa) for their destination. However, it is important to review the rules and guidelines adopted by these countries before making plans. In an air bubble agreement between two countries, special international flights can be made by their airlines to recover those stranded with a COVID 19 pandemic. According to Livemint, if you are travelling from India to Ukraine, you must follow these nationals/residents of CIS countries (without Russia); Any Indian national in possession of a valid visa in Ukraine, including its holder of diplomatic and official passports, destined for CIS countries (excluding Russia).