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Maharashtra tightens travel rules amid Omicron scare; makes 7-day institutional quarantine must for returnees from high-risk countries

Domestic passengers also need to show negative RT-PCR reports with samples collected not before 48 hours of arrival, irrespective of their Covid-19 vaccination status.
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New tourism policy to be finalised soon, will cater to post-Covid visitors: Ministry

Some of the features of the draft policy put forth last year include focus on employment generation, community participation and stress on the development of tourism in a sustainable and responsible m

Omicron scare: Health ministry issues revised guidelines for international passengers

All travellers, irrespective of Covid-19 vaccination status, coming to India from countries identified as ‘countries at-risk’ would have to mandatorily undergo post-arrival Covid-19 testing at air

Covid-19: Children don’t need negative RT-PCR report for Sabarimala pilgrimage, Kerala govt clarifies

Thousands of pilgrims have been embarking on treks to the hill shrine to offer prayers to Lord Ayyappa following the temple’s reopening for the annual 41-day pilgrimage season.

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Resilient corridor in Jamaica allows visitors to be in a safe bubble: Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism of Jamaica

Highlighting the efforts of reviving tourism post pandemic, Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism of Jamaica, informs FinancialExpress.com, “Jamaica has been welcoming travellers since the country’

Covid-19: Random testing at airports among revised rules for foreign travellers amid Omicron scare

The revision comes on the back of a Mumbai resident testing positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Delhi from South Africa, where the Omicron variant was first detected.

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Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads

Many countries have moved to tighten their borders after the new omicron variant of the coronavirus was found in a number of nations.

Vistara says looking forward to govt guidance on scheduled international flights

Limited air services are being operated between India and select countries under the air bubble agreements.

Travel curbs aimed at COVID variant tighten across the world

The tighter restrictions in the Asia-Pacific region echoed steps rapidly taken by countries around the world to limit the spread of the omicron variant just days after it was identified by researchers

Majority of Indians surveyed want govt to reconsider decision on international flights

However, according to citizens, the overall risk from international flights has risen post the identification of this new variant and increased risk mitigation is the need of the hour if international

The revised travel guidelines, however, come as several other countries are reimposing travel restrictions in view of the newly discovered and possibly vaccine-resistant Covid-19 variant — B.1.1529, as per LocalCircles.

Passengers from ‘at risk’ countries will have to undergo RT-PCR test on arrival in Gujarat

The countries categorized as `at risk' are United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe, Aggarwal said.

There are two international airports in Gujarat -- one in Ahmedabad and another in Surat.

Covid-19: Relaxation given in waiting time for arriving passengers at Pune airport, says Maharashtra Deputy CM

He said airline operators check the vaccination or RT-PCR status of all passengers at the time of selling tickets as well as boarding, so the norm of waiting at the airport here for a few hours after

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Covid-19 Omicron variant update: Families stuck after sudden decision to ban flights to and from South Africa

The UK announced on Thursday that all flights to and from South Africa and five neighbouring countries would be banned from Friday noon following an announcement that the new Omnicron variant of COVID

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Bengaluru-Patna flight makes emergency landing at Nagpur airport due to engine glitch

"The pilot of the GoAir flight contacted Nagpur ATC to inform that one of the engines of the plane is facing a problem, and made a request for emergency landing at Nagpur airport," director of the air

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Regular international flight operation to resume from December 15: Ministry of Civil Aviation

The countries will be classified into three categories on the basis of risk assessment conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

COVID-19: European Union wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant

The World Health Organization's technical working group is to meet Friday to assess the new variant and may decide whether to give it a name from the Greek alphabet.

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COVID-19: Six southern African countries added to UK’s travel red list after new variant detected

The countries that have now been added to the UK's Red List include South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, as well as Lesotho and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country, therefore, urban-rural bifurcation is not maintained for the beneficiaries, she stated.

International travel: India updates rules, tells states to strictly monitor incoming passengers from these countries!

With this, if any sample from travellers tests positive for COVID-19, states would have to send it to the labs designated under INSACOG.

UNESCO-INDIA India gets elected to UNESCO World Heritage Committee for four-year term

“Happy to announce that India has won the seat on World Heritage Committee from the Asia Pacific region. I thank all our supporters for leading us to this historic win,” Minister of State for Exte

Amid holiday season travel, these safety and precautionary measures for COVID-19 must not be overlooked

Countries in Europe are imposing stricter restrictions as they are witnessing an increase in the number of cases, with many going back to a work from home set up, instead of a hybrid model.

Shree Mandira Parikrama Project: Odisha kicks off Rs 800-crore Jagannath Temple heritage corridor redevelopment

Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee Chairman and Puri’s titular king Dibyasingha Deb laid the foundation stone following a three-day yajna (special ritual).

Upon completion, devotees will get an obstructed view of the temple from a distance. (File)

Looking to increase number of international flights under air bubble pact: Jyotiraditya Scindia

India has made air bubble or temporary flight arrangements between countries aiming to restore commercial passenger services with regular international flights suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The arrangement is reciprocal, meaning airlines of two countries getting into an air bubble agreement will get the same benefit.

Ladakh MP tweets pics of trash left by tourists, calls out “inhuman behaviour”

BJP leader Jamyang Tsering Namgyal tweeted a few pictures on Tuesday in which a lot of garbage can be seen dumped in and around Indus River.

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Nepal & India sign MoU on reciprocal recognition of COVID vaccination certificate

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay M Kwatra signed the MoU along with Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population Secretary Roshan Pokhrel at a ceremony organised at the ministry office in Kathmandu, acco

It "marks another milestone in robust COVID-19 related cooperation and coordination between India and Nepal," the release said.
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