Covid travel

'Planning to go back': Panic among international passengers amidst fear of Omicron-induced restrictions

People who have flown to India from the middle-east and other countries are mulling of returning before any travel bans are imposed due to the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

published on : 28th November 2021

US to allow international visitors, here are the new travel rules

The new rules allow air travel from previously restricted countries as long as the traveller has proof of being jabbed with any WHO-recognized vaccine and a negative COVID-19 test. 

published on : 8th November 2021

UK to remove all countries from its COVID travel ban red list

The red list itself has not been scrapped and will be reviewed every three weeks, with restrictions imposed in case of emerging COVID variant threats.

published on : 29th October 2021

Over 30 countries including UK recognise India's Covid vaccine certificate: Sources

WHO has approved seven vaccine so far -- Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Covishield (an Oxford-AstraZeneca formulation) and China's Sinopharm and Sinovac.

published on : 15th October 2021

EAM Jaishankar speaks to UK counterpart on travel related issues

The UK announced that Indian travellers fully vaccinated with both doses of Covishield or any other vaccine approved by it will not require to undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine from October 11

published on : 8th October 2021

Australia won't welcome foreign tourists until at least 2022

The severe travel restrictions, which have trapped most Australians at home and kept most foreigners out, have led to the lowest level of immigration since World War II.

published on : 5th October 2021

No choice but to impose travel curbs to contain Covid-19, says China

Several Indian students, mostly studying medicine, held a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi demanding Beijing to permit their return to re-join their studies.

published on : 28th September 2021

ICMR asks states to make proof of completed COVID vaccination must for travel

These requirements, says their paper, could be applied at the point of arrival in holiday accommodation, where current rules require the collection of traveller detail.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Crazy, chaotic, capricious norms of covid travel

An old maxim frequently attributed to Archimedes of Syracuse, states that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

published on : 19th September 2021

Pakistan writes to UK on moving India from red to amber COVID travel list

Pakistan's Special Assistant on Health Faisal Sultan juxtaposed the country's pandemic statistics with those of other countries in the region in a letter to his UK counterpart.

published on : 11th August 2021

UK PM Johnson threatened to demote Rishi Sunak over leaked letter: Report

Quoting a senior source from a meeting, it said that Johnson then went on to say in the presence of around a dozen officials that he had been thinking about a change.

published on : 8th August 2021

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travellers

Non-U.S. residents who have been to China, the European Schengen area, the Unite Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and India in the prior 14 days are prohibited from entering the US.

published on : 5th August 2021

COVID-19: UAE extends ban on passenger flights from India till August 2

The date could be extended, depending on directions by the UAE authorities, a media report stated citing Etihad Airways Guest Relations.

published on : 26th July 2021

India urges foreign governments to ease travel restrictions for Indians

Indian students studying in institutions in China, Italy and several other countries have been stuck here in view of the travel restrictions.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Canada extends ban on incoming Indian passenger flights till August 21

Starting August 9, 2021, Canada has planned to allow entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States and have been fully vaccinated.

published on : 20th July 2021
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