'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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
An old maxim frequently attributed to Archimedes of Syracuse, states that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
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.
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.
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.
The date could be extended, depending on directions by the UAE authorities, a media report stated citing Etihad Airways Guest Relations.
Indian students studying in institutions in China, Italy and several other countries have been stuck here in view of the travel restrictions.
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.