Highlights

Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of the Union Civil Aviation proclaim that India is to resume operation of international commercial flights with France and United States.

The GOI has signed agreements with United States, United Kingdom, France and countries in United Arab Emirates. Negotiations with Germany is in its final stages. Civil Aviation Ministry has planned to bring down the air travel charges by 25 per cent.

Agreements

Under the agreements signed with the nations, United Airlines and Delta are to operation from the United States of America. The Air France is to operate from France. No United Kingdom based airlines are to operate to India. Rather, Air India will fly to United Kingdom. Lufthansa of Germany will operate from Germany.

Who are allowed?

The agreement signed, India is to allow only overseas citizens, Indian nationals and card holders and a certain category of people with business and diplomatic visas. People with valid tourist visa will not be allowed to enter India by the flights being scheduled.

Air Bubble

Air Bubble is the term coined during Pandemic times. It refers to transport and people connectivity between specific regions globally. Especially between those regions where Pandemic has been contained to similar levels. The scheme is being called as new avatar of “Vande Bharat Mission”.

Vande Bharat Mission

Vande Bharat Mission was launched by the GOI to bring back Indian citizens stranded abroad. More than 70 thousand Indians were brought back to the country under Vande Bharat Mission.

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