New Delhi, Oct 21: In order to widen the transport facilities of passengers between the countries, India and Japan have become a part of the Air-Bubble system wherein registration of passengers with the Indian embassy will no longer be required, the Indian embassy in Tokyo said.
"#India & #Japan are now part of '#AirBubble'system. Registration of passengers with @IndianEmbTokyo (Indian Embassy in Tokyo) is no longer required, and bookings should be done directly with concerned airlines," the Indian Embassy in Tokyo said in a tweet.
An official statement released by the embassy stated that bookings should directly be done with the concerned airlines. "Air India has announced its Air-Bubble schedule from Delhi to Tokyo with effect from November 2 to December 28, and from Tokyo to Delhi with effect from November 4 to December 30," read the statement.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has entered into air bubble arrangements with multiple countries even though regular international flights remain banned owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is the Air-Bubble system?
"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, according to the Civil Aviation Ministry.