New Zealand is preparing to send a team of experts to explore the possibility of opening a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Islands. If the trip goes smoothly, a travel bubble could be set up within 14 days, according to Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand`s prime minister. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to offer routes between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of people: South African Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has explained the possibility of reopening regional borders, creating travel bubbles with regional countries. Kubayi-Ngubane said that in coordination with regional partners, the minister believed that South Africa could create a regional travel bubble. However, data and other details are not yet available. At a recent press conference, Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation, said that the Government of India has formalized air bubble agreements with 16 countries adding countries like Oman, Bhutan to the list in addition to having concluded agreements with countries such as the United States, Canada, France, Germany, among others. The minister added that the government has discussed similar arrangements with Italy, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and others. Since October, Thailand has allowed foreign tourists to visit the island of Phuket, provided they are ready to undergo 40 14 days on arrival. Once the quarantine requirement has been completed, travellers are allowed to visit other parts of the country, as are Thai nationals arriving from abroad. This scheme was announced following the suspension of many travel bubble plans.
Note: no comprehensive list. This section is constantly updated when other travel bubbles are confirmed. In a statement to passengers and travel agencies, low-cost airline IndiGo said: “Please be informed that the revision of the Air Bubble agreement between India and Oman, from 9 November, will require IndiGo to limit its operations between the two countries from the date indicated.dem 9 November 2020.” However, the New Zealand Prime Minister has hinted that a pragmatic travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia could be at stake by January 2021. If Australia is able to count 28 days without community transmission, the much-anticipated free quarantine trip will be implemented. From October 16, 2020, New Zealanders will be able to travel to NSW and the Northern Territory.