IndiGo has recently started two weekly flights between India and Maldives under an air bubble arrangement. This is a first of its kind arrangement in South Asia after a mutual agreement between government officials of both countries.
The arrangement will promote trade tourism between India and Maldives
India will operate flights twice a week on the Kochi-Male-Kochi route. All safety measures are in place for travellers to ensure a stress-free experience.
William Boulter, CCO, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to resume connections between India and Maldives, starting with two weekly flights between Male and Kochi under Air Bubble. India is one of the key markets for inbound tourism for Maldives, while it receives a huge share of its medical tourists from Maldives. These flights will promote trade tourism and mobility, giving a boost to economic recovery in both the countries”.
To further support this decision, a safe corridor has been established by local authorities. This means that travellers can go to their resorts directly from the airport without any quarantine rules in place.
Since July 15, Maldives has opened its international border for tourists. The reason for the same being that the inhabited and resort islands have not been affected largely by the pandemic.
This arrangement would further facilitate and regularise the flow of Maldivians seeking medical treatment to India as well as a large number of Indians working as resort workers, teachers, and nurses in the Maldives.
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