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Indian and Thai carriers are now permitted to operate flights between both countries, carrying selected categories of passengers.

Thailand and India have established a two-way air travel bubble arrangement, according to updates on the Ministry of Civil Aviation India's website on Monday (21 February 2022). With this arrangement, Indian and Thai carriers are now permitted to operate flights between both countries, carrying selected categories of passengers on such flights.

Here's what you need to know about the arrangement (as of February 2022):

Travelling from India to Thailand 

Applicable to:

  1. Nationals/residents of Thailand;
  2. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan travelling to Thailand and holding a valid visa of Thailand. The airlines must ensure that all the passengers meet the requirement for entry before issuance of tickets/boarding passes to the passengers.
  3. Foreign nationals holding a valid visa for Thailand.

Travelling from Thailand to India 

Applicable to:

  1. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan in Thailand;
  2. All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country, and
  3. Nationals of Thailand and foreign nations holding a valid Indian visa as per extant guidelines. The airlines must ensure that all the passengers meet the requirement for entry before issuance of tickets/boarding passes to the passengers.

Passengers traveling on flights from India to Thailand should only be heading to Thailand as their end destination. Similarly, only passengers originating from Thailand should be allowed to travel on flights from Thailand to India.


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