Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicTravel restrictions

Topic: travel restrictions

Airlines struggle with labour crunch as travel resumes full throttle post lifting of Covid curbs

From Sydney, where passengers are waiting for hours to check in, to chaotic scenes in India & Europe, aviation industry doesn’t have nearly enough people to run operations smoothly.

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

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.