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The arrangement with the Netherlands will be started on November 1, 2020. By adding these two countries, the air bubble arrangement of India has extended to 20 destinations.

As per the latest assertion, India has now connected its air bubble agreement with Tanzania and Netherlands, taking the number of countries to which it has connected to 20. The arrangement with the Netherlands will be started on November 1, 2020.

A circular from the Ministry of Civil Aviation read on the air bubble with the Netherlands that India has arranged an air bubble with the Netherlands from 1at November 2020 that would remain in use till resumption of scheduled international flights between the two nations.

Besides, the circular also states that nationals of India or nationals of Bhutan and Nepal stranded in any country in the Schengen area or European Union, Africa or South America along with all PIO cardholders and OCI cardholders carrying passports of any nation can eligible to travel on the flights from the Netherlands to India.

Further, all foreign citizens (from any country in the Schengen area/EU, Africa or South America only) wishing to visit India for any reason (including their dependents on the relevant category of dependent visa) besides those on tourists and seamen from Schengen area/EU, Africa or South America can also travel on these flights.

When information was sent to the Ministry of Civil Aviation regarding the air bubble with Tanzania via a tweet expressing "Attention travellers! An Air Arrangement has been created between India and Tanzania. Besides, designated carriers of both nations are allowed to operate flights between the two nations. Therefore, kindly, plan your travels accordingly."

Once known about an increase in air bubble arrangements between India and other countries, Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Civil Aviation Minister of India then tweeted as “The mission to take back stranded citizens started on 6 May 2020 and is now poised to dovetail into Phase-7. Moreover, international travel of above 28 lakh persons has been facilitated as of now. Also, more flights and air bubble arrangements are in place to reach out to more. VBM continues...”

With an intention to restart commercial traveller services when regular international flights are banned as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection, India earlier had air bubble arrangement with;

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bahrain
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • France
  • Kenya
  • Oman
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Maldives
  • Nigeria
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America

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