On Thursday, July 16, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that India has signed bilateral air bubble agreements with France and the US that will allow airlines from these countries to operate international flights. A bilateral air bubble is an exclusive partnership between two countries that wish to reopen their borders and re-establish connections with each other.
In a recent tweet by the Ministry of Home Affairs, OCI cardholders who belong to countries with which air bubble arrangements will now be allowed to enter India.
India currently has established travel bubbles with the United States and France. It has also been considering similar arrangements with Germany and the United Kingdom.
“Other foreigners from these countries are also allowed to avail Indian visa facility for business, medical & employment purposes”, Ministry of home affairs added in the tweet.