Thailand To Soon Initiate Air Travel Bubble With India


As per the report of the Bangkok Post, Thailand will soon start an air travel bubble with India with the focus on attracting high-value young Indian visitors. This comes in n bid to make a significant contribution to the recovery of the kingdom’s tourism-dependent economy.

It may be noted that Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday approved a proposal to establish an Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between India and Thailand, which enable more convenience to air passengers travelling between the two countries.

However, there will be some Covid-19 travel restrictions in place for passengers travelling to Thailand from India, said CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

He also added that Airlines companies and air ticket agents together with Covid-19 control authorities will play a key role in this bilateral tourism promotion campaign.


Thailand Reopen For Tourism

The Kingdom has reopened from 1st February 2022 and resumed its quarantine free travel programmes such as the Test and Go Entry Scheme and Sandbox Programme.

Effective from 1 February 2022, the Sandbox area will include; Phuket, Krabi, Phan-Nga, Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan), Chonburi (Pattaya and some districts), and Trat (Koh Chang)

Apart from this, the country is now also offering eVisa on Arrivals for Indian tourists, customers can now apply their VOA through the official website of VFS Global.

India’s Air Bubble Arrangements!

It is worth mentioning that last year India has sent a proposal to 10 countries including Thailand for operating flights under the air bubble agreement.


Out of those ten, India has finalised air bubble with Australia, Saudi Arabia and taken the total number of such arrangements to 35 countries which include;

Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA) and Uzbekistan.

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