India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to offer routes between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: However, the Embassy has not announced when the service will begin. It was understood that the service will be launched as part of the new agreement this weekend. Bahrain Flag Carrier, Gulf Air, has already started bookings from various Indian cities. The Indian Embassy in Bahrain announced on Friday that the two governments had agreed to operationalize the air bubble between India and Bahrain. In order to mitigate a large number of quarantine and Covid 10 testing rules in arrival destinations, governments are implementing „air bubble“ agreements between countries. Air bubbles or travel corridors are systems that are set up between two countries, which perceive each other as safe and allow airlines in both countries to fly passengers in both directions without restrictions. i. stranded Canadian nationals/residents and foreigners with valid Canadian visas who are allowed to enter Canada; It is different from return flights, which are only a possibility, and passengers must register at the embassy to board such flights. Bahraini nationals and all Indians with valid Bahraini visas may board these flights from India. Since there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to travel to Bahrain with the relevant visa category, airlines must ensure this before issuing the ticket/boarding card for the Indian passenger. ii. Any Indian national who holds a valid Visa from Afghanistan and is intended only for Afghanistan.
It is the member`s interest on the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to travel to Afghanistan with the relevant visa category before issuing a ticket/boarding pass to the Indian passenger. This will allow people to fly from India with a visit. The agreement will also allow expatriates stranded in India to return to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Indian embassy said in a statement Friday that the two countries had decided to activate the air bubble regime. Under the agreement, a fixed number of services are operated between the two national airlines in India and Bahrain.