India And Nepal Establish Air Bubble Agreement

India and Nepal will enter into an air bubble agreement to resume daily flights between New Delhi and Kathmandu. As a result, passengers are able to easily resume travel for various reasons between both countries.

Flights Between Two Capitals

An air bubble agreement is a bilateral agreement between various countries to ease travel restrictions under imposed travel bans. Under the air bubble agreement, regularly scheduled flights between New Delhi and Kathmandu will resume.

Flights will operate between two major, economic capital cities of India and Nepal. Furthermore,  Air India and Nepal Airlines are the national flag carriers of their respective countries.

The Embassy of India in Kathmandu announced this effect.  This development comes after Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s recent visit to Nepal.  During his visit, the Foreign Secretay highlighted the importance of people-to-people connectivity in sync with the special relationship between the two countries.

Medical Protocols Adheres To COVID-19 Norms

The air bubble arrangement follows medical protocols that other countries are following. For example, passengers must complete the RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to travel.

Nepal was one of the affected countries with the suspension of international flights by India when the lock-down was announced on 23 March 2020.  However,  flights resumed under the Vande Bharat Mission in May.
India and Nepal are two countries that share a common interest when it comes to tourism.  This bilateral air bubble agreement is likely to help passengers with ease and comfort while reviving the aviation business.



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Radhakrishnan Pattabiraman
Radhakrishnan Pattabiraman
Aviation enthusiast, Japanese language enthusiast, currently, Personal Assistant to the Legislator of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Has rich & successful experience in the Information Technology Industry




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