The air bubble agreement makes it easy for passengers from both countries to travel to the other country`s territories in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic. India and Oman cut their bubbles after passengers tested positive for COVID-19. Under the new agreement, airlines can only fly 5,000 passengers a week in each country, up from 10,000 previously. India has also begun banning private airlines on flights to Oman and only allows the State of Air India on the route. All airlines are allowed to sell tickets between India and the countries concerned in any direction via their websites, distributors and global distribution systems. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said India has put in place a separate bilateral air bubble agreement with Oman for the operation of special international passenger flights between the two countries. Under the air bubble agreement, airlines in both countries can fly internationally with each other, with certain restrictions and rules. MUSCAT: The Oman-Indian air bubble agreement has been extended until 27 December, a senior official The Arabian Stories (TAS) has announced. Muscat: An aerial bubble was built between India and Oman. The agreement enters into force from October 1, 2020 until November 30, 2020. The designated airlines of the two countries are now allowed to offer routes between India and Oman under the following conditions: India has set up an air bubble with Afghanistan.
Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to offer flights between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: however, as part of the Vande Bharat mission, special international flights have been operated in India since May and since July under bilateral agreements between India and other countries regarding air bubbles. As part of an air bubble pact between two countries, special international flights may be operated by airlines under restrictive conditions due to the new coronavirus pandemic to the territories of the other country. “The extension of the air bubble agreement is a great relief, especially for expatriates who want to leave the country without having to pay fines,” said a social worker in Muscat. The agreement, which was due to expire on November 30, was extended due to travel requests. “The agreement (air bubble) has now been extended until December 27,” a senior Indian embassy official said on Monday. India established an air travel agreement with Bangladesh on 28 October 2020.