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India forms air bubble arrangement with Ethiopia for international travel

IBEF:  November 19, 2020

In order to operate special international passenger flights between the two countries, India has formed a separate bilateral air bubble agreement with Ethiopia, the Civil Aviation Ministry said today.

Under an air bubble agreement between the two countries, their airlines can operate special international passenger flights to each other's territories under restrictive conditions.

"Attention travellers! Between India and Ethiopia, an air travel agreement has been created. Designated carriers of both countries are allowed to operate flights between the two countries. Please schedule your travels accordingly," tweeted the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Attention travellers!

An air travel arrangement has been established between India and Ethiopia. Designated carriers of both countries are permitted to operate flights between the two countries. Please plan your travels accordingly. — MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) November 18, 2020

So far, India has made such arrangements with about 19 nations. These include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Maldives, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the United States of America.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, scheduled international flights have been suspended in India since March 23.

Special international passenger flights have however, been operating in India since May under the Vande Bharat mission and since July under bilateral air bubble arrangements established between India and other countries.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.