MUSCAT: The Oman-Indian air bubble agreement has been extended until 27 December, a senior official The Arabian Stories (TAS) has announced. „The extension of the air bubble agreement is a great relief, especially for expatriates who want to leave the country without having to pay fines,“ said a social worker in Muscat. However, as part of the Vande Bharat mission, special international flights have been conducted in India since May and since July under bilateral air bubble agreements between India and other countries. NEW DELHI: This is good news for travellers interested in travelling to Oman, as the Indian government has air bubble agreements with the country. Muscat: An aerial bubble was built between India and Oman. The agreement enters into force from October 1, 2020 until November 30, 2020. The designated airlines of the two countries are now allowed to offer routes between India and Oman under the following conditions: the air bubble agreement allows passengers from both countries to easily travel to the territories of the other country in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic. However, Indian and Omani airlines are allowed to fly between India and Oman and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: as part of an air bubble pact between two countries, special international air flights may be operated by airlines under restrictive conditions due to the new coronavirus pandemic to the territories of other countries by their airlines. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said India has put in place a separate bilateral air bubble agreement with Oman for the operation of special international passenger flights between the two countries however, as reported earlier this month, seat capacity in the agreement has been reduced to 5,000 per week out of the previous 10,000 per week. Only the national airlines Oman Air, Salam Air and Air India are allowed to operate during the air bubble agreement. All airlines are allowed to sell tickets between India and the countries concerned in any direction via their websites, distributors and global distribution systems.
The designated airlines of the two countries are now allowed to offer routes between India and Oman under the following conditions: Indian and Omani airlines operating inbound flights to India can carry the following passengers: India has an air travel agreement with Bangladesh on 28 October 2020.