Flights between India, Russia to resume from tomorrow under air bubble

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New Delhi (NVI): India and Russia have concluded an air bubble agreement coming into effect from tomorrow under which Russian and Indian airlines are allowed to operate direct flights carrying passengers from certain categories, the Russian Embassy in India said today.

In a statement, the Russian Embassy also stated that the entry of tourists from Russia is not yet possible, in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the specified categories of travellers allowed, stranded citizens of Russia in India will be allowed, besides any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan holding a valid Russian visa, as per the Russian Embassy.

Apart from that, seamen planning to work in Russia will also be allowed to travel from India.

As per the arrangement for travel of passengers from Russia to India, Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in the Russia will be allowed under the bilateral air bubble agreement.

In addition to this, all Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country will be allowed to travel from Russia to India.

Furthermore, seamen from Russia who are planning to work in India will be allowed. Russian nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents holding appropriate visa), except tourism, will also be allowed as per the agreement.