Containment in Europe: travel restrictions applicable to international travel
Now that the UK, France, Germany, Greece and Belgium have imposed a strict lockdown to control another wave of coronavirus, it is evident that restrictions on people’s international travel will also apply.
Therefore, all of these restrictions will affect airline operations due to the decline in passenger travel.
Apparently none of these countries have closed their borders, either within the EU or abroad, although many airlines have canceled flights due to low reservations. So much so that airlines have also canceled several flights from one European country to another, preventing passengers from taking connecting flights to many international destinations.
Meanwhile, flights from India to Europe are still in service under the air bubble agreements India has signed with France, Germany and the UK. As for people wishing to travel from these countries, the UK government has issued a strict statement asking people to refrain from leaving their homes on vacation, including staying in a second home.
On the other hand, Germany has announced a partial lockdown by posting notices for restaurants and bars to close for a while.
According to reports, travelers such as Indian citizens, OCI card holders or those traveling for emergency or business reasons will be allowed to travel to India from these EU countries under the agreements on air bubbles.