COVID-19: India To Start Special Flights To Maldives


In a further boost to ties between India and Maldives, the former is reportedly considering starting a special air bubble or air travel bridge to Maldives.

Maldives, the tourism-centric country, will open itself to tourists from July 15 after a four-month shut down due to the pandemic.

As per an Indian Express report, the Maldives government had requested New Delhi for this, and an agreement has meanwhile been reached at by both the countries.

The special air bubble would mean limited flights would fly from select international airports in India to Maldives even before India lifts the blanket ban on international air travel.

Indo-Maldivian ties are seeing better days under the Ibrahim Solih regime. Otherwise, the bilateral ties had earlier reached a nadir when Maldives was under the rule of President Abdulla Yameen.

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