Vietnam Airlines

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Vietnam To Resume International Flight Operations From Dec 15

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

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 03:11 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: International Travel, Vietnam Government, International Passengers, Covid-19, Ministry of Transport

Courtesy: ANI

Travelers At Airport

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Tanzania, Ghana Added To "At Risk" Countries' List: Omicron

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.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 - 07:43 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: travel restrictions, Omicron Strain, TANZANIA, Ghana, Indian government

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Karnataka Airport

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Karnataka Govt Updates New Travel Guidelines: Omicron Threat

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.

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 - 03:41 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: karnataka government, travel guidelines, Omicron Strain, Covid-19, International Travel

Courtesy: Economic Times

WHO Chief

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WHO Condemns Direct Travel Ban On South Africa: Omicron Scare

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. 

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 08:31 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Covid-19, WHO, travel ban, South Africa

Courtesy: LatestLY

Passport for Afghans.

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Afghanistan Starts Passport Issuance Services In 32 Provinces

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

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 01:57 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Afghanistan, Passport, GMIC, Kabul, Alem Gul Haqqani

Courtesy: ANI

Covid Test

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15 Suspected Omicron Patients Admitted To LNJP Hospital: Delhi

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".

Sun, 05 Dec 2021 - 10:56 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Covid-19, omicron, Delhi, LNJP Hospital, Delhi Government

Courtesy: Republic World

Air India Flight

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US-Bound Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Delhi Airport

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. 

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 08:31 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Air India, Newark, Delhi Airport, Emergency Landing, medical emergency

Courtesy: ANI

Himachal Pradesh Tourism

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Himachal Pradesh Tourism To Announce Special Package For Xmas & New Year

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.

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 05:50 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: X-Mass, New Year, HP, HPTDC, Amit Kashyap

US President Joe Biden

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US Tightens Travel Rules To Combat Omicron Variant Of Covid-19: Joe Biden

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. 

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 03:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Joe BIden, US Travel Advisory, Covid-19, omicron, America

Derailed train in Odisha's Jajpur.

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Duranto Express Derails In Odisha's Jajpur; Wheels Jump Off Track

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. 

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 02:41 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Duranto Express, japur, Derail, Hariudaspur Railway Station, East Coast Railway