Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’: PM Modi asks officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions
PM spoke about the need to be proactive in light of the new variant.
Fully vaccinated travellers from Thailand may enter Singapore under the quarantine-free travel lane (VTL) from December 14.
Like other vaccinated travellers, including those jabbed with Covishield, they are required to pre-book a PCR or Lateral Flow Test on arrival in England, to be taken before the end of day 2.
Starting November 17, 2021, Beijing, will require all people arriving from other parts of the country by plane, train or car to produce a negative virus test taken over the previous 48 hours.
The coronavirus pandemic had prompted the US to close its borders to international travellers from many countries, including India, last year.
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.
Over 23,000 Indian students studying in Chinese colleges, mostly medicine, hundreds of businessmen, employees, and their families have been stuck in India since last year.
Health officials are visiting residential compounds to physically verify the travel records of the people living there.
Earlier this month, India had said that all British nationals arriving in India from the UK will have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said the change means people will be able to travel to even more destinations with greater ease, covered by travel insurance.
New Zealanders desperate to return to their home country are forced each week to enter a lottery for coveted beds in quarantine hotels.
Federal judge James E. Boasberg put a halt to the State Department practice of not issuing visas to travellers from other countries when travel bans are in place.
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.
The British government is yet to officially respond to India's plans to impose quarantine restrictions on vaccinated British travellers from Monday.
Inter-state travel restrictions to protect fundamental right to life and health: Karnataka tells Kerala HC
Karnataka made it clear that the requirement for negative RT PCR reports is only a temporary measure