Flights between Bahrain and India have resumed after the two countries signed an ‘air bubble’ agreement.
The agreement means that Bahraini nationals and Indian nationals holding a Bahraini residence visa can return to the Kingdom, while Indian nationals and Bahraini nationals with Indian residence visas can return to India.
Air India and Gulf Air will operate the special flights.
Gulf Air has announced that it will resume flights to and from Thiruvananthapuram on September 14, followed by Cochin and Calicut later on this week.
There are plans to announce further destinations within India in the coming weeks.
The news comes after it was announced that Bahrain would resume issuing visas on-arrival last week.
Nationals from 68 countries will now be able to visit the Kingdom, and residents from other GCC countries are also able to enter Bahrain.
Bahrain has ended its ten-day quarantine upon arrival requirement. Travellers will now be free to move provided the PCR test at the airport comes back negative.
You will still be required to take a second test ten days after landing.