Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicTravel restrictions

Topic: travel restrictions

No Covid test for children under 5 as India revises international travel guidelines

Revised guidelines say children under 5 will undergo testing and treatment if found symptomatic for Covid on arrival or during the home quarantine period.

US to lift travel ban on vaccinated foreign travellers from 8 November

Under new rules, vaccinated travellers will need a negative Covid test 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to US and will also have to share contact tracing information.

Modi govt lifts additional checks and restrictions imposed on UK travellers

Centre's decision to withdraw travel advisory comes after UK ordered discontinuation of mandatory testing and quarantine for those vaccinated with Covishield travelling from India.

UK has issue with India’s CoWin certification, not vaccine. Travel restrictions to remain

Travelling from India to UK is not going to get easier from 4 Oct, despite most Indians receiving Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Jaishankar meets counterpart, asks for resolution.

India may reopen for foreign tourists after 1.5 years, amid decline of Covid cases in country

First five lakh foreign tourists will be issued visas free of cost in an attempt to revive the tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors badly hit by the pandemic, officials said.

Covid travel can be an opportunity, not just a risk

There are emotional and economic costs to restricting travel. No relaxation of curbs is risk-free, but it has to be balanced against the progress made in managing Covid.

Why is India amber and Pakistan red? Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweets online petition to UK govt

UK lists countries in red, amber and green categories when it comes to Covid travel restrictions. Pakistan is still on red, and MPs are not happy.

On Camera

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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