South Asia and Beyond

Sri Lanka Puts Off Travel Bubble With India

After Delhi declared a six day lockdown due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, Sri Lanka has postponed its travel bubble with India that was set to be operative from April 26. The decision was taken on Monday, ‘The Morning’ reported, quoting Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga.

“We hope to start it as soon as possible when the Covid-19 situation in India permits it,” the minister said.

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The air bubble arrangement for the operation of special passenger flights between the two countries is a joint programme under the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious, and Cultural Affairs, and the Ministry of Tourism of Sri Lanka.

India reported over 2,59,170 new Covid-19 cases and a record 1761 deaths in the last 24 hours.