Reportedly, the air bubble between India and Canada is now operational with the national carriers of both the nations all geared up to restore travel between the countries.
Referring to the development, the Director General of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated that as per bubble agreement, any Indian holding any kind of valid visa, can now travel to Canada, the United Kingdom, United States and United Arab Emirates.
Canada is the latest addition to the list, as India managed to form air bubbles or similar arrangements with other countries, such as the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and France. India has also set up bi-lateral travel arrangements with seven countries so far along with the Maldives and the United Arab Emirates also brought under these so-called air corridors.
Although these air bubbles ensure that people will now be allowed to travel abroad or visit India, they will still need to undergo mandatory tests and quarantine rules set by their destination countries.
Now, as reported, Indian and Canadian airlines can operate between these countries. Here are all the details that you need to know about this latest development.
Those who will be allowed to fly to India: All Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) holding Canadian passports, stranded Indian nationals, and foreigners, including diplomats, holding a valid visa from any category, and who are eligible to enter India as per the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Those who will be allowed to fly to Canada: Stranded Canadian residents and nationals, any Indian with any type of valid Canadian visa, seamen of both Indian origin and foreign nationalities would be subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.
Further, Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Puri has also confirmed that more air bubbles with other countries will soon be set up.