MOSCOW Feb 15 – RIA Novosti. India may open its borders to tourists from Russia in the summer if the situation with COVID-19 in the country continues to improve, Indian Ambassador to Moscow Venkatesh Varma told RIA Novosti.
“Aeroflot flights are already flying to India. We are moving forward gradually, step by step,” he said.
“Due to a decrease in the number of cases and vaccination of the population, the situation with the coronavirus will improve by the summer. If the current trend of improving the situation with the coronavirus continues, then India may open its borders to Russian tourists in the summer,” Varma said.
Earlier, India announced the opening of air links with Russia within the framework of an “air bubble” – this is the name of an agreement that allows airlines of both countries to make a specified number of flights between selected cities. India has already signed such agreements with 25 countries. Also, the agreement defines who can visit the countries, and the entry of tourists to India is not yet allowed from any country.