Muscat: An air travel bubble has been established between India and Oman. The agreement will be effective from October 1, 2020 till November 30, 2020. The designated carriers of both the countries are now permitted to operate services between India and Oman with the following conditions:
Both Indian and Omani airlines operating inbound flights into India can carry the following passengers:
a) Indian nationals stranded in Oman;
b) All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports of Oman; and
c) Nationals of Oman (including diplomats) holding 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.
While operating outbound flights from India, both Indian and Omani airlines can carry the following passengers:
a) Nationals/residents of Oman;
b) Any Indian national holding a valid residency permit of Oman and destined for Oman only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that the Indian nationals are eligible to enter Oman before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
All operations will be subject to strict adherence to the SOP issued by the civil aviation authorities and other COVID-19 related guidelines issued by the authorities of both sides.
Tickets for the flights can be sold through the airlines’ website or through sales agents or the Global Distribution Systems.