Such regulations will also enable group members to reconnect with each other and stimulate sectors such as travel and tourism. The Baltic countries, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, were the first to create an air bubble that allowed free travel between themselves while limiting external people. Since the travel bubble was launched after the closure to revive the economy of the COVID-19 effect, the Indian government has taken various other initiatives to contain the disease and keep it at the water`s edge. Some of these measures are – Given that some European countries are experiencing a second wave of infections, air bubbles allowing citizens to travel freely between certain nations under a mutual agreement appear to be the “new normal”, even if the demand for international air travel remains low. The EU`s civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, said India was negotiating air bubble agreements with 13 other countries. According to the latest news, the India-Japan air bubble will begin in November. The Indian Embassy announced that India and Tokyo existed in the air bubble system. Air India will launch flights from Delhi to Tokyo in November. Unlike the Vande Bharat mission, the Air Bubble Pact is a bilateral agreement between two countries that allows air passengers to travel freely without registering with the government. In the Vande Bharat mission, you have to report your name to the Indian Embassy to fly from a particular country. Even in Air Bubbles, flights from both countries are allowed to increase flight options and reduce prices.
The Vande Bharat mission is carried out only in countries from which no flight can fly. India has now formalized the air bubble agreements, with a total of 22 countries adding sites such as Tanzania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Oman to the list, in addition to previous agreements with countries such as the United States, Canada, France, Germany, among others. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has previously said the government is discussing similar agreements with other countries. Although India has extended its embargo on international flights until 30 September, “air bubbles” or “air bridges” are the only means by which international commercial air traffic has resumed since mid-July.