• India has not allowed entry of all type of visa holders into the country
  • The air bubbles arrangement between the two countries helps airlines to operate international flights with certain restrictions

What is an air bubble?


An air bubble is a bilateral arrangement with a set of regulations and restrictions in which the carriers of the two countries can operate international flights. The air bubbles arrangement between the two countries helps airlines to operate international flights with certain restrictions.

India is negotiating air bubbles with 13 more countries

India is in talks with as many as 13 countries for resumption of international flights under bilateral air bubbles, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. “These countries include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea & Thailand,” Puri said on a social media post on Twitter.

India has so far established air bubbles with 7 countries

India has so far established air bubbles arrangements with the US, UK, France, Germany, UAE, Qatar, and the Maldives.