International Flights Latest News: India has bilateral air travel arrangements in place with several countries to facilitate travel for passengers. The Ministry of Civil Aviation took to Twitter to announce the travel eligibility for passengers travelling from India to Qatar and Qatar to India. This comes as both countries signed a bilateral air bubble pact, allowing airlines of both countries to operate international flights with certain restrictions. Also Read - Can Kids Travel Without Mask? Here's What Indigo, Air Vistara And Other Airlines Say

Under a bilateral air bubble pact, airlines of both countries can operate international flights with certain restrictions. They are said to be reciprocal, which means that airlines from both countries enjoy equal benefits. Also Read - COVID-19 Antibodies May Provide Immunity For At Least 5 Months: Study

“India has created an air bubble arrangement with the State of Qatar. This bubble is valid till 31.10.2020,” read the post. Also Read - As India Fears 2nd Wave in Winters, Delhi May be Battling With 3rd Wave Already | Here's What Satyender Jain Says

Indian carriers and Qatar Airways are now permitted to operate flights between India and Qatar and carry the following categories of persons on such flights:

A. From India to Qatar:

i. Qatari nationals;

ii. Any Indian national holding any type of valid Qatar visa and destined for Qatar only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Qatar with the particular visa category before the issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger

From India to Qatar eligibility

B. From Qatar To India:

i. Indian nationals stranded in Qatar; ii. All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Qatari passports, and
ii. Qatari nationals (including diplomats) holding a valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.

From Qatar to India eligibility

Indians can now travel to 17 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Oman, Ukraine, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, UAE, Kenya, Bhutan, UK, and the USA.