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Travellers wearing protective masks wait in line at the drop-off point to enter Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi | Photographer: Arco Dato | Bloomberg

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.
A traveller wearing a mask sits in a departure hall at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi | Representational image | T. Narayan | Bloomberg

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.
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (right) meets his United Kingdom counterpart Elizabeth Truss in New York | Photo: ANI via @DrSJaishankar/Twitter

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.
Terminal 2 of Mumbai airport | Representational image | PTI

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.
Terminal 2 of Mumbai airport | Representational image | PTI

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.
Pakistan science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry | Twitter

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.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.