December 11, India Nepal- In order to ensure safe travel between the citizens of both countries, the Indian government has decided to sign an air bubble arrangement will Nepal. This arrangement will allow the countrymen to travel for business, medical, or meeting purposes as the air services were halted long back due to covid.

As learnt, the Indian foreign ministry has agreed on laying down a proposal to Nepal to restart the flights following a phased manner. This will ensure that people travel in a convenient way given the covid-related embargos. At the same time, all the flights operating between the two nations will have to adhere to strict norms to avoid the spread of the covid pandemic. The flights will be carried out by Nepal airlines and Air India from and to both countries. The booking can be done through the airline’s websites or through a sales agent as well.

Earlier the last month, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Nepal to fix the ties affected over the Nepalese map that showed Indian territories lying within boundaries of Nepal. Under this air bubble arrangement in a day, two flights between Kathmandu and New Delhi would be taking place initially. Flights coming to India may bring Indians & Nepalese nationals, OCI cardholders, and person of Indian Origin cardholders having a passport of any other country. Third-country citizens (including diplomats) having a valid permit to enter Nepal can travel by flights out of India.

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However, travellers to Nepal will have to fill up a form and also carry a negative covid-19 test report issued within 72 hours prior to landing in Kathmandu. The air bubble arrangement will be effective immediately remaining valid till the scheduled services between countries are resumption.



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