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Relief for Malayali expats as UAE to ease travel curbs from Thursday

In a relief to thousands of expatriates stranded in Kerala, the UAE has decided to ease travel restrictions from six countries, including India, on its flight ban list.

published on : 4th August 2021

COVID-19: Philippines extends travel ban to India, nine other countries till August 15 

The country has, so far, reported 216 cases of the Delta variant, but health experts say there could be more undetected cases because of the slow pace of the country's genome sequencing capacity.

published on : 30th July 2021

With surge in COVID-19 cases, US to keep international travel restrictions for now

It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the US.

published on : 27th July 2021

Indian students enrolled in Italian universities stranded back home due to travel ban

As the students witnessed a flashback similar to the brutal first wave of COVID-19 in Italy last year, many of them had rushed back home earlier in the year.

published on : 18th July 2021

Immunised but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

Although AstraZeneca vaccine produced in Europe has been authorized by the continent’s drug regulatory agency, the same shot manufactured in India hasn't been given the green light. 

published on : 13th July 2021

US finalises ban on Belarus travel over forced landing

The order, which was requested by the State Department, bars airlines from selling tickets for travel between the two countries, with exceptions only for humanitarian or national-security reasons.

published on : 7th July 2021

Threat of job loss for Malayali expats as UAE cancels flights from and to India

Indian expats have started exploring newer transit locations such as Armenia, Uzbekistan and Ukraine to circumvent the travel restrictions.

published on : 28th June 2021

Sri Lanka to end travel ban on inbound travellers; restrictions on India arrivals remain

All incoming flights, however, will be limited to a maximum of 75 passengers and they will be subjected to a 14 day quarantine period.

published on : 26th May 2021

Bangladesh lifts ban on travel to Israel

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says they are bringing the changes to ensure that the passports meet the “international standards”.

published on : 23rd May 2021

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia eases travel ban for vaccinated citizens

The ban, in place since March 2020, has impacted Saudi students who were studying abroad, among others.

published on : 17th May 2021

Maldives bans travel from South Asia as virus cases soar

The indefinite travel ban would also apply to travellers who spend more than 24 hours transiting in the listed countries, or who had visited them in the previous 14 days.

published on : 12th May 2021

COVID-19 travel ban on Australians returning from India not to be extended beyond May 15: PM Scott Morrison

The government threatened to prosecute them with a possibility of five years of jail term or a penalty of 66,000 Australian dollars.

published on : 7th May 2021

Many Indian-American families separated due to US ban on travellers from India

Certain categories of students, academics, journalists and individuals have been exempted from the ban, according to the US State Department.

published on : 5th May 2021

Travel ban puts athletes in the lurch

With the Olympics just more than a couple of months away, athletes across different sporting disciplines are suffering a similar fate.

published on : 5th May 2021

Australia government walks back from 'jail threat' remark over India travel ban after backlash

Around 9,000 Australians are believed to be in India, where hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases are being detected every day and the death toll is soaring.

published on : 4th May 2021
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