28 January 2022 7:07

India-Australia travel bubble established, Here’ details

"This travel bubble is reciprocal in nature, meaning airlines from both countries enjoy similar benefits."

India has established an air bubble with Australia. The Indian and Australian carriers may carry the passengers on their flights being operated between India and Australia.

Indian Ministry of civil aviations says, “Transport Bubbles” or “Air Travel Arrangements” are temporary arrangements between two countries aimed at restarting commercial passenger services when regular international flights are suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This travel bubble is reciprocal in nature, meaning airlines from both countries enjoy similar benefits.” 

A. Inbound flights into India: 

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a. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan in Australia and New Zealand;

b. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country; and

c. All foreign nationals holding a valid Indian visa as per extant guidelines.

Indian Australians at airport, Picture Source: Gaura Travels
Indian Australians at airport, Picture Source: Gaura Travels

B. Outbound flights from India: 

a. Nationals/residents of Australia, and foreign nationals with valid visa who are eligible to enter Australia/New Zealand;

b. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for Australia/ New Zealand 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

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c. Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

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