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Regular international flights have started flying, at a time when Indian airlines want to travel to the UK on EU airlines such as Lufthansa, Air France or KLM, if they do not have transit or regular visas on the same flight in India. Refused to board. , This is the post-Brexit effect. The European Union (EU) wants to penalize the UK for insisting on a transit visa for a tourist wishing to reach the UK using its transit flight.

Interestingly, Switzerland is not a part of the European Union and has excluded its Swiss airline from this new EU rule. So a tourist who wants to reach UK with the help of one stop flight from India can travel to UK from Gulf countries or Switzerland without transit visa. Another option is non-stop flights from Air India, Vistara, British Airways and Virgin Atlantis.

EU airlines officials say the new rule took effect on January 1, 2021, amid a pandemic. But at that time India was attached to the bubble system with strict conditions for international connectivity. The bubble system was created to move from one country to another. At that time travel to Britain was mostly by direct flight or from the Gulf countries. This is because airlines in the Gulf countries were not strictly enforcing non-transit rules for Indian tourists. But now that regular international flights have resumed, some travelers who are unaware of the changed rules and have booked with European airlines like Lufthansa, Air France or ALM are being barred from flying into India.

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