About Air Transport Bubbles

“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.

Air travel bubble (ATB) arrangements with India are being finalised for implementation soon after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday approved a proposal by the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

What is an air bubble/travel bubble?

In order to mitigate a host of quarantine and Covid-19 testing rules in arrival destinations, governments are implementing “air bubble” agreements between countries. Air bubbles or travel corridors are systems established between two countries that perceive each other to be safe and  allow carriers of both the countries to fly passengers either way without any restrictions.