Aakar Patel

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Aakar Patel To Not Leave India Without Obtaining Permission: Delhi Sessions Court

Former Amnesty International India Chairman and activist Aakar Patel now can't travel abroad, without obtaining prior permission, said Delhi Sessions court, on April 7.  Notably, on April 6, CBI investigating officer (IO) stopped Patel from boarding a flight to the US, following which Patel's lawyer filed a petition, demanding an apology from the IO. Reportedly, Patel was given a lookout circular (LOC) by CBI. 

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 - 04:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Aakar Patel, Foreign Contribution Act, Delhi Session Court, STAY ORDER, International Travel

Covid-19 vaccine certified

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108 Countries Recognizes India's Covid-19 Certificate For Travel: Govt

Almost 108 countries have recognized India's Covid-19 vaccination for travel purposes. Bharati Pravin Pawar, the Minister of State for Health, informed the Lok Sabha on December 10. She said people inoculated with vaccines listed under the WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) are eligible to travel internationally. However, many countries restrict travel and require a Covid-19 vaccination certificate. Of those countries, 108 recognized India's… read-more

Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - 06:43 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19 Vaccination, vaccine, International Travel, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian government

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

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

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

Covid-19 sample

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South Africa Returnee In Thane Tests COVID Positive; Omicron Test Underway

South Africa returnee tested positive for Covid-19 in Dombivali, Thane, Maharashtra.  The Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) officials have collected his samples for genome sequencing, to identify if he is carrying Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant from South Africa, which is classified as "Variant of Concern" by WHO. The man returned from South Africa on November 25. Reportedly, he is undergoing a mandatory quarantine.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 - 01:29 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Covid-19, Thane, International Travel, South Africa

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

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Karnataka Govt Issues Advisory, Postpones Gatherings Amid Covid-19 Case Rise

The Karnataka Government, on November 28, issued an advisory in regard to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases. According to the issued notification, all gatherings, events (seminars, functions, education programs) have been postponed for 2 months. The Government has mandated RT-PCR tests for people traveling from Kerala and Maharashtra (even if vaccinated) not older than 72 hours. CM Basavaraj Bommai has ordered an intensified screening at the … read-more

Sun, 28 Nov 2021 - 05:05 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Karnataka CM, Covid-19, Bengaluru Airport, International Travel

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Passenger arriving at International Airport

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US Opens Borders For International Air Travelers

The United States Government on November 8, announced that the borders are open for international air travelers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a statement, that foreign travelers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and will be required to show negative test results at the time of boarding. Reportedly, the country has ended its air travel ban for 33 countries including India, as per reports. 

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 01:37 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, International Travel, United States, India, coronavirus lockdown

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Prime minister addressing the press

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New Zealand Plans To Ease COVID-19 Border Restrictions

New Zealand on October 28, announced that it would soon ease the Covid-induced restrictions for travellers which were imposed in march 2020. Travellers from the overseas who will be fully vaccinated will have to spend seven days in state quarantine facilities from November 14, said the government. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the country will soon end all of its restrictions once 90% of the population gets vaccinated.

Thu, 28 Oct 2021 - 06:19 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, International Travel, New Zealand, COVID restrictions, Lockdown relaxation

Courtesy: Reuters

Travellers walking in airport

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U.S, Australia & Singapore Ease COVID Travel Rules

United States, Australia, and Singapore have issued fresh Covid-19 guidelines for travellers, including Indian passengers as Coronavirus cases are reducing. U.S will be allowing passengers who have taken Covaxin or Sputnik V vaccines to enter from November 8. Moreover, Singapore has decided to allow travellers having a 14-day travel history to India. On the other hand, Australia has decided to open all its boarders from November, as per… read-more

Thu, 28 Oct 2021 - 03:30 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, covid 19, United States, SINGAPORE, Australia, International Travel, COVID Guidelines

Courtesy: LiveMint


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Saudi Arabia To Welcome Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travellers

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has lifted the travel restrictions from foreign travelers from August 1. Reportedly, fully vaccinated people can enter Saudi Arabia along with a vaccination certificate and a negative RT-PCR report before 72 hours of arrival. Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Al-Khateeb said, “We welcome tourists again, and we are very happy to receive the Kingdom’s guests again after a pause".

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 12:25 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Fully Vaccinated, International Travel, Covid-19

Courtesy: The Times of India