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In Pics: India Now Has Air Bubble Pact With 27 Countries: Latest Guidelines for International Flights

India has now formalized air bubble arrangements with a total of 27 countries adding new places like Uzbekistan, Seychelles, Russia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Oman on the list.

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 India has established an air transport bubble with Afghanistan. Indian carriers and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now permitted to operate services between India and Afghanistan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Afghanistan<br />i. Afghanistan nationals/residents and foreign nationals holding valid Afghanistan visas, if required; and<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Afghanistan and destined for Afghanistan only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Afghanistan with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Afghanistan to India<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in Afghanistan;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Afghanistan passports; and<br />iii. Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has established an air transport bubble with Afghanistan. Indian carriers and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now permitted to operate services between India and Afghanistan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Afghanistan
i. Afghanistan nationals/residents and foreign nationals holding valid Afghanistan visas, if required; and
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Afghanistan and destined for Afghanistan only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Afghanistan with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Afghanistan to India
i. Indian nationals stranded in Afghanistan;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Afghanistan passports; and
iii. Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air travel arrangement with Bahrain. Air India/Air India Express and Gulf Air are now permitted to operate services between India and Bahrain and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Bahrain<br />i. Bahraini nationals/residents;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from the Kingdom of Bahrain and destined for Bahrain only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bahrain with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Bahrain to India<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in Bahrain;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Bahraini passports; and<br />iii. Bahraini nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air travel arrangement with Bahrain. Air India/Air India Express and Gulf Air are now permitted to operate services between India and Bahrain and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Bahrain
i. Bahraini nationals/residents;
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from the Kingdom of Bahrain and destined for Bahrain only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bahrain with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Bahrain to India
i. Indian nationals stranded in Bahrain;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Bahraini passports; and
iii. Bahraini nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air travel arrangement with Bangladesh w.e.f 28th October 2020. This arrangement is valid till 31st January 2021. Indian and Bangladeshi carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Bangladesh and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Bangladesh<br />i. Nationals/residents of Bangladesh and foreign nationals holding valid visa from Bangladesh;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Bangladesh. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bangladesh before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Bangladesh to India<br />i. Indian nationals;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by Bangladesh; and<br />iii. Bangladeshi nationals/residents (including diplomats) and foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air travel arrangement with Bangladesh w.e.f 28th October 2020. This arrangement is valid till 31st January 2021. Indian and Bangladeshi carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Bangladesh and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Bangladesh
i. Nationals/residents of Bangladesh and foreign nationals holding valid visa from Bangladesh;
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Bangladesh. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bangladesh before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Bangladesh to India
i. Indian nationals;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by Bangladesh; and
iii. Bangladeshi nationals/residents (including diplomats) and foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air travel arrangement with Bhutan. Indian and Bhutanese carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Bhutan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Bhutan<br />i. Nationals/residents of Bhutan and foreign nationals holding valid visa from Bhutan, if required;<br />ii. Any Indian national. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bhutan with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Bhutan to India<br />i. Indian nationals;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Bhutan; and<br />iii. Bhutanese nationals/residents (including diplomats) and foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020, as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air travel arrangement with Bhutan. Indian and Bhutanese carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Bhutan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Bhutan
i. Nationals/residents of Bhutan and foreign nationals holding valid visa from Bhutan, if required;
ii. Any Indian national. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Bhutan with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Bhutan to India
i. Indian nationals;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Bhutan; and
iii. Bhutanese nationals/residents (including diplomats) and foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020, as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air travel arrangement with Canada. Indian carriers and Air Canada are now permitted to operate services between India and Canada and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Canada<br />i. Stranded Canadian nationals/residents and foreigners with valid Canadian visa eligible to enter Canada;<br />ii. Indian nationals with valid visas eligible to enter Canada. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Canada before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping<br />B. From Canada to India<br />i. Stranded Indian nationals;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Canadian passports; and<br />iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air travel arrangement with Canada. Indian carriers and Air Canada are now permitted to operate services between India and Canada and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Canada
i. Stranded Canadian nationals/residents and foreigners with valid Canadian visa eligible to enter Canada;
ii. Indian nationals with valid visas eligible to enter Canada. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Canada before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping
B. From Canada to India
i. Stranded Indian nationals;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Canadian passports; and
iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air travel arrangement with Ethiopia. Indian and Ethiopian carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Ethiopia and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Ethiopia<br />i. Stranded nationals/residents of Ethiopia, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Ethiopia or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;<br />ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa and holding a valid visa for the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined to countries of Africa only.<br />B. From Ethiopia to India<br />i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;<br />iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and<br />iv. Seamen from countries of Africa.<br />Passengers travelling on flights from India to Ethiopia should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on the flights from Ethiopia to India.
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India has created an air travel arrangement with Ethiopia. Indian and Ethiopian carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Ethiopia and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Ethiopia
i. Stranded nationals/residents of Ethiopia, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Ethiopia or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;
ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa and holding a valid visa for the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined to countries of Africa only.
B. From Ethiopia to India
i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;
iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
iv. Seamen from countries of Africa.
Passengers travelling on flights from India to Ethiopia should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on the flights from Ethiopia to India.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with France. Indian and French carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and France and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to France<br />i. Indian nationals who are permitted to travel abroad as per MHA guidelines dated 01.07.2020 and destined for EU;<br />ii. Stranded EU nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through France or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.<br />B. From France to India<br />i. Stranded Indian nationals;<br />ii. Foreigners (including diplomats and OCI card holders), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with France. Indian and French carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and France and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to France
i. Indian nationals who are permitted to travel abroad as per MHA guidelines dated 01.07.2020 and destined for EU;
ii. Stranded EU nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through France or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.
B. From France to India
i. Stranded Indian nationals;
ii. Foreigners (including diplomats and OCI card holders), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Germany. Indian and German carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Germany and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Germany<br />i. Indian nationals who are permitted to travel abroad as per MHA guidelines dated 01.07.2020 and destined for EU;<br />ii. Stranded EU nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through Germany or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.<br />B. From Germany to India<br />i. Stranded Indian nationals;<br />ii. Foreigners (including diplomats and OCI card holders), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Germany. Indian and German carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Germany and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Germany
i. Indian nationals who are permitted to travel abroad as per MHA guidelines dated 01.07.2020 and destined for EU;
ii. Stranded EU nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through Germany or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.
B. From Germany to India
i. Stranded Indian nationals;
ii. Foreigners (including diplomats and OCI card holders), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Iraq. Indian and Iraqi carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Iraq and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Iraq<br />i. Nationals/residents of Iraq;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Iraq and destined for Iraq only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Iraq with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Iraq to India<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in Iraq;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Iraq; and<br />iii. Nationals of Iraq (including diplomats), holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Iraq. Indian and Iraqi carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Iraq and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Iraq
i. Nationals/residents of Iraq;
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Iraq and destined for Iraq only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Iraq with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Iraq to India
i. Indian nationals stranded in Iraq;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Iraq; and
iii. Nationals of Iraq (including diplomats), holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble with Japan. Indian and Japanese carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Japan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Japan<br />i. Stranded nationals/residents of Japan and foreign nationals holding valid Japanese visas subject to the border measures and travel restrictions imposed by the government of Japan at the time of travel; and<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Japan subject to the border measures and travel restrictions imposed by the government of Japan at the time of travel. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Japan with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Japan to India<br />i. Stranded Indian nationals;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Japan; and<br />iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble with Japan. Indian and Japanese carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Japan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Japan
i. Stranded nationals/residents of Japan and foreign nationals holding valid Japanese visas subject to the border measures and travel restrictions imposed by the government of Japan at the time of travel; and
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Japan subject to the border measures and travel restrictions imposed by the government of Japan at the time of travel. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Japan with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Japan to India
i. Stranded Indian nationals;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Japan; and
iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble with Kenya. Indian and Kenyan carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Kenya and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Kenya<br />i. Nationals/residents of any country in Africa; and<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Kenya and destined for any country in Africa. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Kenya to India<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in any country in Africa;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Kenya;<br />iii. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any country in Africa who are eligible to enter India as per MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and<br />iv. Nationals of Africa (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble with Kenya. Indian and Kenyan carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Kenya and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Kenya
i. Nationals/residents of any country in Africa; and
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Kenya and destined for any country in Africa. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Kenya to India
i. Indian nationals stranded in any country in Africa;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Kenya;
iii. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any country in Africa who are eligible to enter India as per MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and
iv. Nationals of Africa (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble with Kuwait. Indian and Kuwaiti carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Kuwait and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Kuwait:<br />i. Nationals of Kuwait; and<br />ii. Any Indian national eligible to travel to Kuwait and destined for Kuwait only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure the Indian nationals are eligible to enter Kuwait before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Kuwait to India:<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in Kuwait;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders; and<br />iii. Nationals of Kuwait intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.<br />Passengers carried from India to Kuwait will comprise of passengers destined for Kuwait only. Similarly, only passengers originating from Kuwait should be allowed to travel on the flights from Kuwait to India.
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India has created an air bubble with Kuwait. Indian and Kuwaiti carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and Kuwait and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Kuwait:
i. Nationals of Kuwait; and
ii. Any Indian national eligible to travel to Kuwait and destined for Kuwait only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure the Indian nationals are eligible to enter Kuwait before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Kuwait to India:
i. Indian nationals stranded in Kuwait;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders; and
iii. Nationals of Kuwait intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.
Passengers carried from India to Kuwait will comprise of passengers destined for Kuwait only. Similarly, only passengers originating from Kuwait should be allowed to travel on the flights from Kuwait to India.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Maldives. Indian and Maldivian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Maldives and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Maldives:<br />i. Maldivian nationals/residents and foreign nationals holding valid Maldivian visas, if required;<br />ii. Any Indian national. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Maldives before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Maldives to India:<br />i. Indian nationals;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Maldivian passports, and<br />iii. Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.<br />
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Maldives. Indian and Maldivian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Maldives and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Maldives:
i. Maldivian nationals/residents and foreign nationals holding valid Maldivian visas, if required;
ii. Any Indian national. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Maldives before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Maldives to India:
i. Indian nationals;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Maldivian passports, and
iii. Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Nepal. Air India and Nepal Airlines are now permitted to operate flights between Delhi and Kathmandu and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Nepal:<br />i. Indian nationals and nationals of Nepal. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Nepal before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger;<br />ii. Third country nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa/entry permit for Nepal, if required.<br />B. From Nepal to India:<br />i. Indian nationals and nationals of Nepal;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin cardholders holding passports of any country; and<br />iii. All third country nationals (including diplomats) intending to travel to India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.<br />Only such passengers who are destined for Nepal are allowed to travel on flights from India to Nepal. Similarly only passengers originating in Nepal are allowed to travel on flights from Nepal to India.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Nepal. Air India and Nepal Airlines are now permitted to operate flights between Delhi and Kathmandu and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Nepal:
i. Indian nationals and nationals of Nepal. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Nepal before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger;
ii. Third country nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa/entry permit for Nepal, if required.
B. From Nepal to India:
i. Indian nationals and nationals of Nepal;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin cardholders holding passports of any country; and
iii. All third country nationals (including diplomats) intending to travel to India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.
Only such passengers who are destined for Nepal are allowed to travel on flights from India to Nepal. Similarly only passengers originating in Nepal are allowed to travel on flights from Nepal to India.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Netherlands. This will come into force on 01.11.2020. Indian and Maldivian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Netherlands and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Netherlands:<br />i. Stranded nationals/residents of Netherlands, foreign nationals destined for EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only and transiting through Netherlands or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;<br />ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only and holding a valid visa of the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.<br />B. From Netherlands to India:<br />i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country;<br />iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in EU/Schengen area,South America or Africa only) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and<br />iv. Seamen from EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.<br />Passengers traveling on flights from India to Netherlands should be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in the EU/Schengenarea, South America or Africa should be allowed to travel on the flights from Netherlands to India.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Netherlands. This will come into force on 01.11.2020. Indian and Maldivian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Netherlands and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Netherlands:
i. Stranded nationals/residents of Netherlands, foreign nationals destined for EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only and transiting through Netherlands or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;
ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only and holding a valid visa of the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.
B. From Netherlands to India:
i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country;
iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in EU/Schengen area,South America or Africa only) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
iv. Seamen from EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.
Passengers traveling on flights from India to Netherlands should be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in the EU/Schengenarea, South America or Africa should be allowed to travel on the flights from Netherlands to India.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Nigeria. Indian and Nigerian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Nigeria and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Nigeria:<br />i. Stranded Nigerian nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Nigeria or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid Nigerian visa and destined for any country in Africa. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.<br />B. From Nigeria to India:<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in any country in Africa;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Nigerian passports;<br />iii. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any country in Africa who are eligible to enter India as per MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and<br />iv. Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Nigeria. Indian and Nigerian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Nigeria and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Nigeria:
i. Stranded Nigerian nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Nigeria or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid Nigerian visa and destined for any country in Africa. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.
B. From Nigeria to India:
i. Indian nationals stranded in any country in Africa;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Nigerian passports;
iii. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any country in Africa who are eligible to enter India as per MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and
iv. Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Oman. Indian and Omani carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Oman and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Oman:<br />i. Nationals/residents of Oman;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding valid residency permit of Oman and destined for Oman only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure the Indian nationals are eligible to enter Oman before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Oman to India:<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in Oman;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Oman;<br />iii. Nationals of Oman (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.<br />
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Oman. Indian and Omani carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Oman and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Oman:
i. Nationals/residents of Oman;
ii. Any Indian national holding valid residency permit of Oman and destined for Oman only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure the Indian nationals are eligible to enter Oman before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Oman to India:
i. Indian nationals stranded in Oman;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Oman;
iii. Nationals of Oman (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with the State of Qatar. This bubble is valid till 31.10.2020. Indian carriers and Qatar Airways are now permitted to operate flights between India and Qatar and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Qatar:<br />i. Qatari nationals;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid Qatar visa and destined for Qatar only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Qatar with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Qatar to India:<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in Qatar;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Qatari passports, and<br />iii. Qatari nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with the State of Qatar. This bubble is valid till 31.10.2020. Indian carriers and Qatar Airways are now permitted to operate flights between India and Qatar and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Qatar:
i. Qatari nationals;
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid Qatar visa and destined for Qatar only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Qatar with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Qatar to India:
i. Indian nationals stranded in Qatar;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Qatari passports, and
iii. Qatari nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Russia with effect from 12.02.2021. Indian and Russian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Russia and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Russia:<br />i. Stranded nationals/residents of Russia;<br />ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for and holding a valid visa of Russia. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/ Bhutanese passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for Russia only.<br />B. From Russia to India:<br />i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in Russia;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin(PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;<br />iii. Russian nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and<br />iv. Seamen from countries of Russia.<br />Passengers traveling on flights from India to Russia should be destined for Russia only. Similarly, only passengers originating from Russia should be allowed to travel on the flights from Russia to India.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Russia with effect from 12.02.2021. Indian and Russian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Russia and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Russia:
i. Stranded nationals/residents of Russia;
ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for and holding a valid visa of Russia. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/ Bhutanese passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for Russia only.
B. From Russia to India:
i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in Russia;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin(PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;
iii. Russian nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
iv. Seamen from countries of Russia.
Passengers traveling on flights from India to Russia should be destined for Russia only. Similarly, only passengers originating from Russia should be allowed to travel on the flights from Russia to India.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with the State of Rwanda with effect from 01.11.2020. Indian carriers and carriers of Rwanda are now permitted to operate flights between India and Rwanda and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Rwanda:<br />i. Stranded nationals/residents of Rwanda, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Rwanda or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;<br />ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa and holding a valid visa for the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined to countries of Africa only.<br />B. From Rwanda to India:<br />i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;<br />iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and<br />iv. Seamen from countries of Africa.<br />Passengers traveling on flights from India to Rwanda should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on flights from Rwanda to India.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with the State of Rwanda with effect from 01.11.2020. Indian carriers and carriers of Rwanda are now permitted to operate flights between India and Rwanda and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Rwanda:
i. Stranded nationals/residents of Rwanda, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Rwanda or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;
ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa and holding a valid visa for the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/ Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined to countries of Africa only.
B. From Rwanda to India:
i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;
iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
iv. Seamen from countries of Africa.
Passengers traveling on flights from India to Rwanda should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on flights from Rwanda to India.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Seychelles with effect from 22.02.2021. Indian carriers and carriers of Seychelles are now permitted to operate flights between India and Seychelles and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Seychelles:<br />i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Persons of Indian Origin cardholders holding passports of any country;<br />iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and<br />iv. Seamen from countries in Africa.<br />B. From Seychelles to India:<br />i. Stranded nationals/residents of Seychelles, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Seychelles, or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;<br />ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa only and holding a valid visa of the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for Africa only.<br />Passengers travelling on flights from India to Seychelles should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on the flights from Seychelles to India.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Seychelles with effect from 22.02.2021. Indian carriers and carriers of Seychelles are now permitted to operate flights between India and Seychelles and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Seychelles:
i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Persons of Indian Origin cardholders holding passports of any country;
iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
iv. Seamen from countries in Africa.
B. From Seychelles to India:
i. Stranded nationals/residents of Seychelles, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Seychelles, or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;
ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa only and holding a valid visa of the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for Africa only.
Passengers travelling on flights from India to Seychelles should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on the flights from Seychelles to India.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Tanzania. Indian and Tanzanian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Tanzania and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Tanzania:<br />i. Stranded nationals/residents of Tanzania, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Tanzania or spouses of these persons, whether accompany ignore otherwise;<br />ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa and holding a valid visa for the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian / Nepalese /Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined to countries of Africa only.<br />B. From Tanzania to India:<br />i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country, and<br />iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa)except those on Tourist Visa; and<br />iv. Seamen from countries of Africa.<br />Passengers traveling on flights from India to Tanzania should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on flights from Tanzania to India.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Tanzania. Indian and Tanzanian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Tanzania and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Tanzania:
i. Stranded nationals/residents of Tanzania, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Tanzania or spouses of these persons, whether accompany ignore otherwise;
ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in Africa and holding a valid visa for the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian / Nepalese /Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined to countries of Africa only.
B. From Tanzania to India:
i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in Africa;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country, and
iii. All foreign nationals (from any country in Africa) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa)except those on Tourist Visa; and
iv. Seamen from countries of Africa.
Passengers traveling on flights from India to Tanzania should be destined for African countries only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in Africa should be allowed to travel on flights from Tanzania to India.

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 India has created an air travel arrangement with the United States of America. Indian and US carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and USA and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to USA<br />i. US citizens, legal permanent residents, and foreign nationals holding valid US visas;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid US visa. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter USA with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping<br />B. From USA to India<br />i. Stranded Indian nationals;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding US passports; and<br />iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.<br />
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India has created an air travel arrangement with the United States of America. Indian and US carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and USA and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to USA
i. US citizens, legal permanent residents, and foreign nationals holding valid US visas;
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid US visa. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter USA with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping
B. From USA to India
i. Stranded Indian nationals;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding US passports; and
iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Uzbekistan with effect from 01.03.2021. Indian carriers and carriers of Uzbekistan are now permitted to operate flights between India and Uzbekistan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Uzbekistan<br />i. Nationals/residents of CIS countries (excluding Russia);<br />ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for and holding a valid visa for CIS countries (excluding Russia). It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian / Nepalese /Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/ Bhutanese passenger.<br />B. From Uzbekistan to India:<br />i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan in CIS countries (excluding Russia);<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country; and<br />iii. Nationals of CIS countries excluding Russia (but including diplomatic and service/ official passport holders) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.<br />Passengers traveling on flights from India to Uzbekistan should be destined for CIS countries (excluding Russia) only. Similarly, only passengers originating from CIS countries (excluding Russia) should be allowed to travel on flights from Uzbekistan to India.<br />All the airlines are permitted to sell tickets between India and the respective countries in each direction through their websites, sales agents and Global Distribution Systems.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Uzbekistan with effect from 01.03.2021. Indian carriers and carriers of Uzbekistan are now permitted to operate flights between India and Uzbekistan and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Uzbekistan
i. Nationals/residents of CIS countries (excluding Russia);
ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for and holding a valid visa for CIS countries (excluding Russia). It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian / Nepalese /Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country with the particular visa category before issue of ticket / boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/ Bhutanese passenger.
B. From Uzbekistan to India:
i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan in CIS countries (excluding Russia);
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country; and
iii. Nationals of CIS countries excluding Russia (but including diplomatic and service/ official passport holders) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.
Passengers traveling on flights from India to Uzbekistan should be destined for CIS countries (excluding Russia) only. Similarly, only passengers originating from CIS countries (excluding Russia) should be allowed to travel on flights from Uzbekistan to India.
All the airlines are permitted to sell tickets between India and the respective countries in each direction through their websites, sales agents and Global Distribution Systems.

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 India has created an air travel arrangement with the United Kingdom. Indian and UK carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and UK and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to UK<br />i. Stranded UK nationals/residents, foreign nationals transiting through UK or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid UK visa and destined for UK only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter UK with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and<br />iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping<br />B. From UK to India<br />i. Stranded Indian nationals;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding UK passports; and<br />iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air travel arrangement with the United Kingdom. Indian and UK carriers are now permitted to operate services between India and UK and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to UK
i. Stranded UK nationals/residents, foreign nationals transiting through UK or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise;
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid UK visa and destined for UK only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter UK with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger; and
iii. Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping
B. From UK to India
i. Stranded Indian nationals;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding UK passports; and
iii. Foreigners (including diplomats), who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This bubble is valid till 31.10.2020. Indian and UAE carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and UAE and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to UAE:<br />i. UAE nationals.<br />ii. ICA approved UAE residents destined for UAE only.<br />iii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid UAE visa and destined for UAE only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter UAE with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From UAE to India:<br />i. Indian nationals stranded in UAE only;<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports; and<br />iii. UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This bubble is valid till 31.10.2020. Indian and UAE carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and UAE and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to UAE:
i. UAE nationals.
ii. ICA approved UAE residents destined for UAE only.
iii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid UAE visa and destined for UAE only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter UAE with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From UAE to India:
i. Indian nationals stranded in UAE only;
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports; and
iii. UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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 India has created an air bubble arrangement with Ukraine. This bubble is valid till 30.11.2020 . Indian and Ukrainian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Ukraine and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:<br />A. From India to Ukraine:<br />i. Nationals/residents of CIS countries (excluding Russia);<br />ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa of Ukraine including diplomatic and official passport holders and destined for CIS countries (excluding Russia). It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the country concerned with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.<br />B. From Ukraine to India:<br />i. Indian nationals in CIS countries (excluding Russia);<br />ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by Ukraine;<br />iii. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any country of CIS (excluding Russia and Ukraine) who are eligible to enter India as per MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and<br />iv. Nationals of CIS countries excluding Russia (but including diplomatic and service/official passport holders) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.<br />
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India has created an air bubble arrangement with Ukraine. This bubble is valid till 30.11.2020 . Indian and Ukrainian carriers are now permitted to operate flights between India and Ukraine and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:
A. From India to Ukraine:
i. Nationals/residents of CIS countries (excluding Russia);
ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa of Ukraine including diplomatic and official passport holders and destined for CIS countries (excluding Russia). It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the country concerned with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
B. From Ukraine to India:
i. Indian nationals in CIS countries (excluding Russia);
ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by Ukraine;
iii. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any country of CIS (excluding Russia and Ukraine) who are eligible to enter India as per MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and
iv. Nationals of CIS countries excluding Russia (but including diplomatic and service/official passport holders) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

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