Even though International flights in India will remain suspended till September 30, the Indian government has established bilateral air bubble arrangements with 13 countries — Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, UAE, UK and US. “Air Bubbles are in place with 13 countries. Making his announcement on Twitter, the civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted that “Air Bubbles are in place with 13 countries. Others are being finalised. In addition to existing countries, people can also fly between India & Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Maldives, Nigeria & Qatar. Carriers of India and these countries will operate”. Under the bilateral air bubble pact, airlines of both the countries can operate international flights with certain restrictions and rules and airlines from both countries enjoy equal benefits.