Monday, February 14, 2022

The India-Maldives travel bubble; what is it and how is it advantageous?

Earlier in 2021, it was announced that the governments of both India and Maldives entered into a bilateral arrangement to establish an air travel bubble, which was the first such arrangement in the South Asian region.

Air bubbles or otherwise known as ‘transport bubbles’ or ‘air travel arrangements’ are temporary aviation arrangements between two countries aimed at restarting commercial passenger services when regular international flights are suspended. Air bubbles are reciprocal in nature which means airlines from both the countries entering the arrangement will enjoy equivalent or similar benefits.

Under the air bubble arrangement between the two countries, Maldivian nationals, residents, and foreign nationals holding valid Maldivian visas as well as Indian nationals can travel from India to the Maldives, at the discretion of the airlines’ concerns.

Similarly, Indian nationals, all overseas citizens of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country, foreigners including diplomats holding valid Indian visas as per extant guidelines can travel from the Maldives to India.

13/02/22 Mohamed Rehan/Edition

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment