As per India's national media report, DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has approved the sincere request of Anup Pant (Under Secretary to the Government of India) that an air travel bubble will be established between Bangladesh & India w.e.f 28th of October 2020 and proposed to remain till 31st January 2021 or till the resumption schedule of all international flights, whichever is compatible first.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncontrolled situation Indian government has decided to pause international Air communication the only special rescue flights have been operated under the govt. permission.
According to The Dhaka Tribune, from
January 2018 to March 2019, around 2,876,000 Bangladeshis visited India, 10% of them went for Medical treatment.
Now both countries will be operating international flights with few restrictions, Only three Bangladeshi carrier & five Indian Airlines are allowed to operate 28 flights per week,
Thy is NovoAir, Biman Bangladeshi Airlines & US-Bangla Airlines are the three Bangladeshi carriers & five Indian Airlines including Vistara, Indigo, Air India, Spice jet & Go air.
The reported flights of Bangladesh are scheduled, Biman will be operating on Dhaka-Delhi & Dhaka-Kolkata route. The rest of Indians Airlines will be operating on Dhaka-Chennai, Dhaka-Kolkata, Dhaka-Delhi, and Dhaka-Mumbai routes.
As per the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice-Marshal M.Mafidur Rahman saying, around 5,000 passengers from both the countries would be able to fly each week.
He added, that the passengers would have to undergo COVID-19 testing before flying.
The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh resumed the process of online visa application service for Bangladeshi citizens.
Visas will be introduced in nine categories, including medical, business, employments, journalists, and diplomats.