India assesses flight situation after UK reported 70% more infectious coronavirus variants

An electronic sign displays information as the UK government imposes stricter restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic in London on December 20, 2020.  (REUTERS / John Sibley / File Photo)

An electronic sign displays information as the UK government imposes stricter restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic in London on December 20, 2020. (REUTERS / John Sibley / File Photo)

The UK is one of the 23 countries with which India has built a bilateral bubble. It is important to note that Boris Johnson will travel to India as the main guest of Republic Day.

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The government is assessing the situation regarding flights from the UK as the European country has a highly contagious load of Coronavirus That put London and South East England under the “stay at home” lockdown before Christmas.

At least four European countries have banned flights from the UK – the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany. EU countries are reportedly currently considering a collective move in response to the discovery that this strain of SARS CoV-2 is over 70% more contagious.

The UK is one of the 23 countries with which India has built a bilateral bubble. Transport bubbles or air bubbles are temporary agreements between two countries. They aimed to “resume commercial passenger traffic if regular international flights were due to.” Covid-19 Pandemic, “according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. They are reciprocal in nature, which means that airlines” enjoy similar benefits in both countries “.

Under this agreement, the individuals who can travel to India from the UK are stranded Indians, all Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders with UK passports, and foreign nationals eligible to enter India.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now come under fire after turning Christmas plans for millions with the Tier 4 ban. “Not much was understood about this mutated virus. But that uncertainty should have been enough for the Prime Minister to realize that it was time to end Christmas,” The Sunday Mirror wrote weekly. Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labor Party, accused Johnson of fear of making unpopular decisions.

It is important to note that Boris Johnson will travel to India as the main guest of Republic Day.

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