Vietnam Government decided to resume regular international flight services from December 15. The Ministry of Transport (MoT) proposed to resume flight services between Vietnam and safe countries like Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Los Angeles, Seoul and others. The resumption will be in two phases, first from December 15 and second from January 1, 2022. Every week, 4 flights will operate in each route, expecting 14,000 international passengers a… read-more
Indian Government, on December 7 added Tanzania & Ghana to the "at-risk" nations' list. The two regions of Africa have been added amid the rising threat of Covid-19's new variant Omicron. In the addition, there are 23 counties including the UK, US, and Germany are on the list. Amid the Omicron threat, India imposed strict travel rules, mandatory quarantine, RT-PCR tests, and thermal screening at airports for travelers.
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The Karnataka Government on December 7, issued travel guidelines amid Covid-19's variant Omicron threat. The updated guidelines for international & passengers traveling from Kerala & Maharastra include mandatory RT-PCR negative reports (72 hours prior to journey). However, the guidelines were announced after the State reported 2 confirmed cases of Omicron.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Chief slammed countries for continuing direct flight ban to Africa, the origin of Covid-19's new variant Omicron. The WHO, on December 5, condemned the travel ban imposed amid Omicron scare and criticised nations for not accepting negative Covid-19 reports of South Africa and demanding "Third Country Report." Travel bans targeting Africa is attack on global solidarity, said WHO.
Afghanistan is set to commence its passport issuing process from December 6 for another 14 provinces, said the passport department officials at the Government Media and Information Center. Director of the passport department Alem Gul Haqqani said in all the 32 provinces we'll issue the passport of applicants. The department revealed that since the reopening of the offices in Afghanistan around 125,000 passports have been issued, reported … read-more
About 15 suspected patients of Omicron who flew into the national capital from "at risk" countries are now admitted to Delhi's LNJP Hospital. Out of these, nine are confirmed Covid-19 patients, while six have mild symptoms. The samples have been sent for genome sequencing and the report will take four-five days. Medical Director of LNJP Hospital, Dr. Suresh Kumar said, "the three new patients are from the UK".
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Owing to a medical emergency on board, an Air India flight, AI-105, returned to Delhi airport after three hours of flight on December 4, which was scheduled to land in USA's Newark. Reportedly, a man, travelling with his wife, fell ill on the plane. He was declared dead by doctors at the airport after a thorough check, reported ANI. The flight was resumed at around 4:00 PM.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation announced a special package in its hospitality unit to attract guests for Christmas and New Year. The Managing Director of HPTDC Mr. Amit Kashyap said that Hotels are offering the New Year packages to the tourists and it will include boarding, lodging along with the Christmas and New Year events like DJ, Live music, Dine, dance competition, and fun activities for kids.
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Joe Biden administration in the United States (US) has imposed tight travel rules, in view of Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant. Starting from December 6, all international in bound travelers need to take a Covid-19 test (24 hours prior to journey) and a strict mask rule has been imposed, to fight Omicron. "We're going to fight this variant with science and speed, not chaos and confusion," said Biden.
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In Odisha's Jajpur District, two wheels of the Duranto Express got off tracks at Hariudaspur Railway Station at 11:14 AM on December 3, said the East Coast Railway. No passenger suffered injuries due to the incident, reported PTI. Reportedly, the restoration work has been started with immediate effect so the movement of train services do not get disturbed.
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