Air Bubble Agreement In South Asia

Travel bubbles, also known as travel corridors and corona corridors, are essentially an exclusive partnership between neighbouring or neighbouring countries, which have made considerable progress in combating the COVID 19 pandemic within their borders. These countries then reconnect with each other by opening borders and allowing people to travel freely within the zone without being subjected to quarantine on arrival. The spread of this concept was encouraged by three Baltic States, namely Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as they formed a trilateral partnership that granted the citizens of those countries access to the territories of the Member States. This free passage would eventually be called a travel bubble. Not only limited to tourism, the safe bubble also allows the three Baltic countries to revive trade relations and revitalize other sectors. The likelihood of travellers transmitting or infecting the virus within the travel bubble is highly unlikely due to the success demonstrated by the countries involved in managing the epidemic. On the other hand, those wishing to enter the travel bubble from the outside must be subject to strict preventive measures involving 14 days of insulation, an official document indicating that they have not been infected with the demonovirus and that they have not been in contact with anyone who has done so. Although India continues to restrict international flights, it allows flights through “air bubbles” or “travel corridors,” a system between two countries that perceive themselves as safe and allow airlines in both countries to fly their citizens in both directions, without restricting the number of passengers. The Ministry of Tourism has again proposed to sign an “air bubbles” agreement with India, more than a month and a half after its first proposal was rejected by the government amid sour relations with the southern neighbour due to border disputes. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has updated its travel instructions that allow residents and citizens of several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states to enter the country by presenting covid-19 certificates on arrival. The bubble also extends to the people and citizens of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OESC), Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Jamaica. Austria plans to fully reopen its borders with Germany by 15 June 2020.

The travel bubble would allow for business and holiday trips between these countries. Austria also plans to extend its travel sphere to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the “neighbouring countries of Eastern Europe.” See the full list of European travel bubbles on Wego Travel Blog. Morrison said this month that Australia would consider opening travel bubbles with Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Pacific island states. Source: The Thai government is also considering a plan for a quarantine-free travel bubble with China. Officials hope that if approved, the scheme can enter into force in time for the Chinese New Year in February.