Sri Lanka and India to establish an air bubble to resume safe travel

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Sep 26, 2020 (LBO) – An air bubble is to be established between Sri Lanka and India to resume travel bearing in mind the threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

During a virtual summit, the premiers of both countries have agreed to the early establishment of an air bubble which will also facilitate tourism by enhancing connectivity.

“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.

They are reciprocal in nature, meaning airlines from both countries enjoy similar benefits. India currently has a number of Air Transport Bubbles with other countries in the world.

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