Sri Lanka has decided to postpone launching the proposed “travel bubble” with India, in the wake of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in India.
- Creating a travel bubble involves reconnecting countries or states that have shown a good level of success in containing the novel coronavirus pandemic domestically.
- Such a bubble would allow the members of the group to rekindle trade ties with each other, and kickstart sectors such as travel and tourism.
- Potential travel bubbles among better-performing countries around the world would account for around 35 percent of the global GDP.
- Such arrangements are especially being favored by smaller countries, which are likely to benefit after being able to trade again with larger partners.