Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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Ukraine President Zelenskyy Calls For Blanket Travel Ban Against Russia

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged the western countries to impose a blanket travel ban against Russia. While the idea was welcomed by some nations, it angered Moscow. The proposal came in an interview with the Washington Post. Zelenskyy then stated that the sanctions imposed against Russia on February 24 were too weak. "Whichever… read-more

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 - 03:35 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, travel ban, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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IndiGo Imposes Flying Ban On LDF Leader, 2 Cong Workers For Misbehaviour Onboard

IndiGo has imposed a flying ban on Kerala's ruling Left Democratic Front's convenor EP Jayarajan, along with two Youth Congress workers after they were involved in a scuffle onboard. The leaders shouted slogans against the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, as he was on the same flight, on June 13. The IndiGo aircraft was flying from Kannur Thiruvananthapuram, airport. Notably, the ban has been imposed on July 18, for three weeks.

Mon, 18 Jul 2022 - 01:39 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: travel ban, Flying Ban, IndiGo, LDF EP Jayarajan, Congress Workers


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China Relaxes 2 Year Covid Visa Ban On Indian Professionals; Tourism Visa Suspended

Following Beijing's stringent visa restrictions set in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese Embassy in India will issue visas to Indian professionals and their families who have been stuck in India for more than two years. China is also examining requests of Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities who expressed a desire to return to their schools and universities. Visas for tourism and personal use, meanwhile, are still… read-more

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 06:29 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: China, India, Visa, travel ban, Covid-19

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Travel Ban Due To COVID-19

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UAE Imposes Travel Ban On Unvaccinated Citizens From Jan 10

The United Aram Emirates (UAE) imposed travel ban on unvaccinated people. The UAE government, on January 1, tweeted, "Ban on Travel on UAE Citizens unvaccinated with #Covid-19Vaccine, starting Jan 10, 2022, with a requirement to obtain the booster dose for the fully vaccinated". However, medically unstable and exempted people will not be included in the aforementioned order. 

Sun, 02 Jan 2022 - 12:06 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: UAE, travel ban, Unvaccinated, omicron threat, Covid-19

Courtesy: The Siasat Daily

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

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A plane taking off.

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Canada Bans Travel From 3 African Countries Due To Omicron Variant

Canada on November 30 banned travelers from three African countries over the fear of new coronavirus strain Omicron. ''We are adding three African countries in the list that are Egypt, Nigeria, and Malawi,'' said Jean- Yves Duclos, Health Minister of Canada. He added the passengers, including vaccinated ones, coming from outside Canada, apart from the United States, would now be tested on Canadian airports, reported ANI. 

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 02:15 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Canada, omicron, Covid-19, Egypt, travel ban

Courtesy: ANI

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi CM Reminds Central Govt Over Omicron Threat, Asks Why Delay In Travel Restrictions

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, on November 30, tweeted to Centre, demanding to stop international flights. His tweet was a reminder for Indian Government over Omicron, termed as a "variant of concern". Kejriwal, in his tweet said, "several countries have restricted flights from Omicron affected nations. Why are we delaying?" This is the second time Delhi CM has urged centre regarding Omicron threat. Meanwhile, Centre revised guidelines for… read-more

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 - 01:56 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi, Central Government, travel ban

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Adam Niedzielski

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Poland Mandates 14-Day Quarantine For Non-EU Travelers: Omicron Scare

Poland has imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers from non-European countries. Health minister Adam Niedzielski announced a ban on flights from seven African countries affected by the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The quarantined travelers will be free to leave if they test negative after eight days, he said. Notably, Poland had a 10-day mandatory quarantine rule, which has now become 14 days. 

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Poland, omicron, travel ban, South Africa, Omicron Scare

Flight Taking off.

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Kuwait Imposes Travel Ban On 9 African Nations Due To Omicron Variant

Kuwait suspended flight services with 9 African countries due to the new Covid-19 variant, named Omicron. Countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Bostwana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia, and Malawi won't have direct flight services from Kuwait. So far, six countries imposed travel bans on African countries. The decision was taken after the World Health Organization classified the new variant, found in South Africa, as a… read-more

Sun, 28 Nov 2021 - 01:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19 variant, travel ban, South Africa, Kuwait

Courtesy: The Siasat Daily

Israel PM Naftali Bennett.

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Israel Announces Travel Ban For Foreigners For 14 Days: Omicron

Amid the concern of COVID-19's Omicron variant, Israel announced a travel ban for foreigners for two weeks in the country. The decision was taken at a corona cabinet meeting on November 27. Israeli citizens who return to the country will have to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport. Vaccinated citizens need to spend three days in quarantine and unvaccinated ones have to spend seven days in quarantine.

Sun, 28 Nov 2021 - 09:55 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Israel, travel ban, Omicron Strain, Foreigners, Quarantine