India has air bubble agreements in place with many countries to facilitate travel for passengers. The Ministry of Civil Aviation took to microblogging site Twitter to inform the travel eligibility for passengers travelling from India to Qatar and Qatar to India. Both countries have signed a bilateral air bubble pact, enabling airlines of both countries to operate international flights under restrictive conditions.
“India has bilateral air travel arrangements in place with several countries to facilitate travel for passengers. Take a look at the eligibility of passengers planning to travel from India to Qatar and Qatar to India,” Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted.
Air bubble arrangement with Qatar is valid till 31st October. Indian carriers and Qatar Airways can carry the following categories of persons on such flights.
From India to Qatar:
- Qatari nationals.
- Any Indian national having any type of valid Qatar visa for Qatar only. It would be for the airlines concerned to make sure 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 Qatar to India
- Indian nationals stranded in Qatar.
- Every Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Qatari passports
- Qatari nationals (including diplomats) having 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.