The Saudi Ministry of Interior declared on June 20 that the Covid-19 travel restrictions for its residents had been removed. Turkey, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and India have all had their travel restrictions lifted. The decision comes a week after the Kingdom abandoned several preventative Covid-19 measures, including wearing face masks indoors and requiring confirmation of immunization to access most public locations.
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Saudi Arabia issued a travel restriction on May 21 to India and 15 other countries, citing an increase in Covid-19 cases there in recent weeks. Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and Venezuela are among the countries where Saudi citizens are barred from traveling. There are no new restrictions on Indian citizens entering Saudi… read-more
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West Bengal has lifted travel restrictions on incoming international flights after a decline in COVID-19 cases. In addition, international passengers either have to be fully vaccinated or go through an RT-PCR test within 72 hours from the flight departure. "The restrictions on incoming flights to West Bengal have been reviewed and in view of the improved Covid situation'', stated a report. Notably, India had suspended international flights… read-more
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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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To ease tight pandemic-related restrictions that began in 2020, White House said on September 20 that US will reopen in November to air travelers. Travelers from 33 countries including China, India, and majority of Europe, who are properly vaccinated against COVID-19 are allowed. When Joe Biden's administration declared last week that it was not the proper time to relax any limitations, this decision by White House came as a surprise.
Owing to the Delta variant outbreak of Covid-19 in China, the authorities have barred travel and movement as the cases crossed over 500 across 15 provinces and municipalities. In Beijing, train services and subway usage have been detained. Reportedly, 30 new cases have been detected in Tokyo Olympics, one of which is an athlete. Meanwhile, the use of public transport has been curtailed in various areas within the country.
The Peru government extended bans over commercial flights from India, Brazil and South Africa on the pretext of the second case of Delta variant till July 11. Aiming to curb the spread of COVID in India, Indian aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation extended the restrictions upon international flights till June 30. However, DGCA extended the partial ban on commercial planes and permitted… read-more
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Dubai government has declared to curb the travel restrictions. Succeeding the updated travel protocols, Emirates announced about recommencing flights from India, South Africa and Nigeria from June 23. Protocols demand valid residence visa, two doses of UAE-approved vaccine and negative RT-PCR test certificate from passengers. Indian passengers need to take a RT-PCR test four hours before departure and be quarantined for 24 hours before… read-more
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Amid the COVID pandemic, the Canadian government extended its travel restriction until July 21. "Our number one priority as we fight #COVID19 is keeping Canadians safe," tweeted Bill Blair, Canada's Minister of Public Safety. Highlighting the ways of vaccination, he said the permanent residents and the people who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter the country. However, the country will reopen after 75% of population gets vaccinated… read-more
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Sudan's Health Emergency Committee has announced that the travellers from India and those who visited India two weeks prior will be barred from entering the African country. The decision was taken as the B.1.617 variant has pushed India's COVID tally beyond 25-million mark. Besides, the committee also ordered to shut down schools for a month and warned of crossing the 1,00,000-cases mark if people do not follow the restrictions.