India, Sri Lanka flights to resume under ‘air bubble’ | Daily News

India, Sri Lanka flights to resume under ‘air bubble’

Flights between India and Sri Lanka will be resumed as soon as possible under the “air bubble” concept.

The decision was taken during a discussion between Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay in order to boost tourism between the two countries.

It was the Indian Government which forwarded the proposal for an arrangement for an air travel bubble between the two countries. The authorities from both counties have discussed the possibility of commencing flights under the air travel bubble concept adhering to health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

During the discussion, the resumption of development work at the Palaly international airport was also highlighted.

Development work of the Jaffna International Airport was temporarily suspended due to the pandemic and plans are afoot to expedite work.