OCI cardholders from US, UK, France and Germany can visit India now

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Latest news on international flights: In an effort to further facilitate the travel process, the Union Home Office recently authorized Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders to travel to India in its fifth phase of the Vande mission Bharat. Also Read – Kozhikode Plane Crash: Vande Bharat Mission Will Continue With Same Intrepid Spirit, Says Hardeep Puri

In issuing the guidelines, MHA said OCI card holders will be allowed to enter India from certain countries with which air bubble agreements have been finalized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Read also – West Bengal decides to allow international charter flights from tomorrow, no nod to VBM flights yet

The MHA further stated that other foreign nationals of these countries are also allowed to avail themselves of the Indian visa establishment for business, medical and employment purposes. Also Read – Kozhikode Plane Crash: Air India Express Changes Social Media DPs To Mourn Incident

Earlier, the central government had authorized certain categories of foreign nationals to enter India in June. They included OCI card holders and foreign nationals married to Indian citizens.

After launching the Vande Bharat mission to repatriate stranded Indians from overseas, India established bilateral air bubbles with the US, UK, Germany and France during the coronavirus pandemic .

A bilateral air bubble is an agreement under which two countries can reopen their borders and establish connections between them.

Following the coronavirus epidemic, India has suspended international flights to and from India since March 23. However, it allowed domestic flights to operate in the country.

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