Travel ban

Japan keeps border controls as it prepares for omicron surge

Japan briefly eased border controls in November after COVID-19 cases rapidly declined, but quickly reinstated a ban on most foreign entrants after the highly transmissible new variant emerged.

published on : 11th January 2022

COVID: Israeli ministry urges nixing travel ban amid Omicron surge

The decision is one of several rapid changes in policy for Israel as the super-contagious omicron variant sets infection records around the world.

published on : 7th January 2022

Lift weekend travel ban, tourism group urges Karnataka govt

In a memorandum, they explained to the CM the impact of previous lockdowns on the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.

published on : 7th January 2022

France eases rule for vaccinated travellers from South Africa 

Unvaccinated people coming from South Africa still must quarantine in France for 10 days under supervision from local authorities.

published on : 6th January 2022

UAE to impose travel ban on Emirati citizens not vaccinated against Covid-19 from January 10 

The ministry also stressed the requirement to receive the booster dose for vaccinated citizens as per the national protocol on travel.

published on : 1st January 2022

Israel to ban travel to US, Canada over omicron variant

The rare move to red-list the U.S. comes amid rising coronavirus infections in Israel and marks a change to pandemic practices between the two nations with close diplomatic relations.

published on : 20th December 2021

Amid rising inflation, Omicron surge continues in UK but responses vary

With so many questions outstanding, uncertainty reigned over how quickly and how severely to crack down on Christmas travel and end-of-year parties.

published on : 17th December 2021

INTERVIEW | Omicron can strike within four months of vaccination: Senior South African doctor

Angelique Coetzee, the doctor who identified the variant says hospitalisations are on the rise; clinical symptoms very different from Delta.

published on : 11th December 2021

'Emergence of Omicron was inevitable', says South Africa President as COVID cases increase five-fold

Cyril Ramaphosa said the number of daily infections has increased five-fold in the past week, with nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 tests now returning positive.

published on : 7th December 2021

Pakistan bans travel from 15 countries amid looming Omicron threat

The National Command and Operation Center, the top anti-coronavirus body, reviewed the prevalent Covid-19 situation across the globe in order to revise the policy for categorization of air travel.

published on : 6th December 2021

Isolating South Africa will not help in containing Omicron variant: top epidemiologist

Prof Salim Abdool-Kariman projected a dramatic rise in infections in the coming days but given the variant already surfaced in other countries, a travel ban will really be of little help.

published on : 1st December 2021

Omicron threat: Biden to review Covid travel ban 'week to week'

Asked how long travel restrictions that took effect Monday on South Africa and seven other southern African countries would remain in place,  Biden said it "kind of depends."

published on : 1st December 2021

'It disincentivises the country which reported the variant': Experts bat against travel bans to curb Omicron threat

Travel bans in the light of detection of the new Omicron variant, are not a useful measure and their benefits are limited for a multitude of reasons, some experts say.

published on : 30th November 2021

Pakistan bans travel from 6 African countries, Hong Kong amid concern over new Covid variant Omicron

However, Pakistani passengers travelling from these countries "on extreme emergency" will only be allowed after obtaining exemptions, the NCOC said.

published on : 27th November 2021

Germany announces first 'likely' new Covid Omicron strain case

The person, who was fully vaccinated against coronavirus, developed symptoms "in the course of the week" and was then tested.

published on : 27th November 2021
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