India has inked an air bubble agreement with Sri Lanka.
Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India said in an official tweet:
“India has finalised an air bubble agreement with Sri Lanka, making it the sixth such arrangement in SAARC region and the 28th in total. All the eligible passengers will be able to travel between the two countries in the near future. Travel safe!”
Following this, India now has bilateral travel arrangements with 28 countries including Afghanistan, Nepal, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Maldives, Nigeria, Russia, Oman, Qatar, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA) among others.
“Transport Bubbles” or “Air Travel Arrangements” are temporary arrangements between two countries aimed at restarting commercial passenger services when regular international flights are suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As per the latest Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) advisory, the ban on scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India is extended until April 30, 2021.