India from February 12 resumes flights with Russia in the framework of the “air bubble”, follows from messages on the website of the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India.
“Now Indian and Russian air carriers have the right to fly between India and Russia,” the publication says. True, not everyone will be able to get on board. Flights are available only to citizens of India, Nepal or Bhutan with a valid visa, as well as to Russians “intending to visit India for any purpose, except for those with a tourist visa.” At the same time, any transit trips are prohibited.
It must be said that the Russian authorities announced the resumption of flights with the republic from January 27, and Aeroflot opened the sale of tickets from Moscow to Delhi on February 3. According to the timetable, the flights will be operated twice a week, apparently by Indian tourists, which will mark the beginning of the recovery of inbound tourism. True, the market in this matter is extremely frustrated by the stalled introduction of the electronic visa system, which was supposed to work at the beginning of this year.
As for Russian tourists, who do not give up hope for the return of Indian tourism products to the assortment of tour operators, there is nothing especially to please them with. February 5th Ambassador of India to Russia Venkatesh Varma said that the republic may open for travelers from the Russian Federation by the beginning of the summer season, but only for organized ones who have bought trips from tour operators, and the route of their movement must be agreed in advance. No earlier than 72 hours before departure, it will be necessary to take a PCR test or present a document confirming the vaccination.
Only important. For the pros only.