Gulf travel ban imposed for 7-8 days, to hit Indian and West Asian airlines

An air travel bubble between India and Kuwait was to come into effect from today permitting holders of certain types of visas to travel to the emirate.
Closure of borders by Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia will hurt Indian and West Asian airlines which were seeing a pick up in traffic.

While India has suspended all flights from UK till December 31, the three West Asian states have stopped air travel from countries around the world for next 7-9 days.

An air travel bubble between India and Kuwait was to come into effect from today permitting holders of certain types of visas to travel to the emirate. Oman recently relaxed norms allowing visa free entry to tourists.

Saudi Arabia still does not allow passengers from India to travel to the country but lets airlines transport passengers to India.


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