As a major relief to thousands of Indian expatriates, on Friday the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia announced a bubble agreement between India and Saudi Arabia starting January 1, 2022.
“The Embassy of India in Saudi Arabia is pleased to announce the bubble agreement between India and Saudi Arabia, which will come into effect on January 1, 2022,” he wrote on Twitter.
Under the new bubble agreement, airlines will be able to operate services bilaterally in compliance with COVID regulations.
India-Saudi Arabia Bubble Agreement
Under this bubble agreement, both Indian and Saudi Arabia airlines are allowed to operate flights between India and Saudi Arabia, and such flights can carry the following categories of people: ..
Citizens / Residents of Saudi Arabia; Citizens of India or Nepal or Bhutan, holding a valid Saudi Arabia visa and only for Saudi Arabia. Relevant airlines must ensure that there are no travel restrictions for Indian / Nepalese / Bhutanese citizens to enter Saudi Arabia before issuing tickets / boarding passes to Indian / Nepalese / Bhutanese passengers.
International passenger flights are currently operated in restricted ways under bilateral bubble agreements with various countries.
It is worth mentioning here that at the beginning of December 2, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia told Lok Sabha that India had sent proposals for operations under the bubble agreement to Saudi Arabia and nine other countries. is.
India suspended international flights on March 23, 2020. This was extended on a regular basis every month until November 30th, before the government announced plans to resume international flights scheduled for November 26th.
However, on December 1, the Government of India announced that it had rolled back plans to resume regular international flights from December 15, after which India’s DGCA was concerned about the Omicron variant of COVID. Has postponed the opening of regular international flights. 19.
Major economies around the world are rushing to take precautions after scientists have stated that they have found a highly virulent and possibly vaccine-resistant variant of the COVID-19 virus in South Africa.
Saudi Arabia approves covaxin for travel
upon December 20The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has announced that the country has approved Covaxin from Bharat Biotech for travel, allowing Indians vaccinated with “Covaxin” to enter the kingdom.
“The Embassy is pleased to announce that Indians vaccinated with’Covaxin’have been approved for entry into the Kingdom. Vaccine certificates will be uploaded to the Ministry of Health website for residents and to the Muqeem website for visitors. “
https://www.siasat.com/in-a-major-relief-air-bubble-arrangement-between-india-saudi-arabia-from-jan-1-2247516/ As a big relief, bubble placement between India and Saudi Arabia from January 1st