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US-India to create green corridor for resumption of international flights

Move comes after US accuses India of unfair trade practices by blocking US airlines from repatriation flights

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According to data from travel data firm OAG, the US-India non-stop traffic has grown by 8 every year since 2016.

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
India and the United States (US) are working on a plan to create a travel corridor which will significantly ease travel restrictions between the two countries. This will be the first green corridor India will establish with any country. Besides the US, similar initiatives are being tried with select European countries as well. 

Senior officials from New Delhi and Washington confirmed that the two countries were in final stages of forming a “travel bubble”, which will completely remove or substantially relax the quarantine measures for flyers.

“As we contemplate further opening up in response to demands, we are looking at the prospects

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 4:53 PM IST

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