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The kingdom, the largest Gulf state with a population of some 30 million, on Tuesday recorded 1,379 new Covid-19 infections, bringing its total to 520,774 cases and 8,189 deaths.(Unsplash)

Saudi Arabia imposes 3-year travel ban for citizens who visit 'red list' states

Reuters | , London
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Saudi Arabia has banned travel to or transit at a number of countries including Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.
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International travel expected to rise in the coming months: Travel portals

By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 09:33 AM IST
After few countries have opened their borders for Indians, enquiries for travel to international destinations have seen an average increase of 80-85% in July as compared to June
Germany is preparing to tighten requirements for people entering the country by making travellers from any country provide a negative coronavirus test.(Unsplash)
Germany is preparing to tighten requirements for people entering the country by making travellers from any country provide a negative coronavirus test.(Unsplash)

Germany prepares to tighten entry rules for travellers

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 10:40 PM IST
  • Germany is preparing to tighten requirements for people entering the country by making travellers from any country provide a negative coronavirus test in an effort to curb a rapid rise in cases.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, speaks as his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud listens during a joint press conference after their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Saudi Foreign Minister arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership to discuss bilateral matters, regional and international issues. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, speaks as his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud listens during a joint press conference after their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Saudi Foreign Minister arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership to discuss bilateral matters, regional and international issues. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Saudi Arabia, which bars direct travel from Pakistan, has only approved the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines, so anyone arriving without one of those shots is required to quarantine at a cost many Pakistani workers say they cannot afford.
Tourism in Greece faces tense 'summer of patience' amid tough Covid-19 curbs(Unsplash)
Tourism in Greece faces tense 'summer of patience' amid tough Covid-19 curbs(Unsplash)

Tourism in Greece faces tense 'summer of patience' amid tough Covid-19 curbs

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 07:17 PM IST
August bookings in Greece are patchy and travel industry officials say it is too soon to predict how the summer will unfold.
Singapore to reassert itself as a business, travel and talent hub amid Covid-19(Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP)
Singapore to reassert itself as a business, travel and talent hub amid Covid-19(Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP)

Singapore to reassert itself as a business, travel and talent hub amid Covid-19

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong sketches out a roadmap for businesses in Singapore to return to normal, offering the possibility of nearly all social and workplace restrictions being lifted to progressively facilitate international travel
Delhi zoo. (HT file)
Delhi zoo. (HT file)

Delhi zoo to be reopened from August ; tickets available online from July 31

UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Delhi zoo director Ramesh Kumar Pandey said it will be opened in two shifts as earlier. The morning shift will start from 8am to 12pm while the second shift will be from 1pm to 5pm
Travellers are now preferring to visit less-explored destinations
Travellers are now preferring to visit less-explored destinations

Revenge travel revamps trends in tourism

PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 11:41 AM IST
To fulfil their sense of wanderlust without getting into the crowd, travellers are now preferring to visit less-explored destinations
Puducherry awaits resumption of flights in the UT, spiritual tourism in Karaikal(Representational photo)
Puducherry awaits resumption of flights in the UT, spiritual tourism in Karaikal(Representational photo)

Puducherry awaits resumption of flights in the UT, spiritual tourism in Karaikal

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Lt Governor of Puducherry, Tamilisai Soundararajan, urges Centre and Civil Aviation Ministry to recommence flight services to the union territory after suspension amid Covid-19 pandemic. She also insisted that the temple town of Karaikal be included under UDAN scheme to promote spiritual tourism.
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 21, 2021 file photo, visitors register for Covid-19 tests at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. For Europe’s battered tourism industry, fresh virus outbreaks and chaos and confusion over travel rules are contributing to a another cruel summer. With Covid-19 variants surging in parts of Europe, popular destination countries are taking measures to contain outbreaks. In France, the world's most visited country, visitors to cultural and tourist sites were confronted Wednesday, July 21, 2021 with a new requirement for a special Covid-19 pass. To get it, people must prove they're either fully vaccinated or recently recovered from an infection, or produce a negative virus test.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 21, 2021 file photo, visitors register for Covid-19 tests at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. For Europe’s battered tourism industry, fresh virus outbreaks and chaos and confusion over travel rules are contributing to a another cruel summer. With Covid-19 variants surging in parts of Europe, popular destination countries are taking measures to contain outbreaks. In France, the world's most visited country, visitors to cultural and tourist sites were confronted Wednesday, July 21, 2021 with a new requirement for a special Covid-19 pass. To get it, people must prove they're either fully vaccinated or recently recovered from an infection, or produce a negative virus test.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)

Covid-19 variants, strict travel rules dim Europe's summer tourism outlook

AP |
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2021 07:20 PM IST
  • Popular destination countries in Europe are grappling with surging Covid-19 variants, but the patchwork and last-minute nature of the efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus as the peak season gets underway, threatens to derail another summer travel.
The Philippines will suspend travel from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area.(AP file photo)
The Philippines will suspend travel from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area.(AP file photo)

Philippines to suspend travel from Malaysia, Thailand from Sunday

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 09:07 AM IST
To try and prevent further domestic transmission of the Delta variant, President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the capital region, an urban sprawl of 16 cities that is home to more than 13 million people, and four provinces under stricter coronavirus curbs until the end of July.
Germany toughens rules for travellers from “high-incidence areas" - Spain and Netherlands from next week.(AP)
Germany toughens rules for travellers from “high-incidence areas" - Spain and Netherlands from next week.(AP)

Germany tightens rules for travellers from Spain, Netherlands

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • Germany is listing Spain and the Netherlands as “high-incidence areas.” People arriving from these areas can avoid quarantine if they can prove that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Others can cut short the 10-day quarantine by testing negative after five days.
People walk through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany.(Representational image/AP)
People walk through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany.(Representational image/AP)

Germany amps quarantine curbs for unvaccinated travellers from Spain,Netherlands

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Germany tightens Covid-19 quarantine rules for travellers ahead of the summer school break when many families vacation on the sunny Mediterranean beaches of Spain or the North Sea coast of the Netherlands
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Coronavirus: Where can you fly right now? Delta surge pops Asia’s travel bubbles

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Air-travel corridors have largely been a letdown as nations constantly change rules and close borders to contain outbreaks.
Venice avoids UNESCO world heritage site in danger list after ban on large ships(Unsplash)
Venice avoids UNESCO world heritage site in danger list after ban on large ships(Unsplash)

Venice avoids UNESCO world heritage site in danger list after ban on large ships

PTI | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 07:32 AM IST
  • The Italian government moved this month to avoid the danger designation, pledging to reroute massive cruise ships starting August 1 from the city's historic centre to an industrial port still within the Venice lagoon.
Milind Soman(Instagram)
Milind Soman(Instagram)

No place like India: Milind Soman as he runs in picturesque Ladakh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 10:45 PM IST
Earlier, last month, Milind Soman had posted about how he was missing Ladakh which happens to be one of his favourite places on Earth, and how he also misses the butter tea, momos, the friendly locals...
A Tharu tribe dominated village along the Indo-Nepal border here will be developed as a tourist destination.(Unsplash)
A Tharu tribe dominated village along the Indo-Nepal border here will be developed as a tourist destination.(Unsplash)

Village along Indo-Nepal border to be developed as tourism spot

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 03:30 PM IST
A village in Indo-Nepal border dominated by the Tharu tribe will be developed as a tourist destination under the Uttar Pradesh government's "One District, One Eco Tourism Spot" scheme, a forest official said on July 22.
Visitors register for Covid-19 tests at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Danie Cole / AP)
Visitors register for Covid-19 tests at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Danie Cole / AP)

France makes Covid-19 pass mandatory for visiting Eiffel Tower, other sites

AP | | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 08:06 AM IST
The Covid-19 pass requirement took effect on Wednesday at cultural and tourist sites in France, following a government decree. At the Eiffel Tower, masked workers scanned QR codes on digital health passes and checked printed vaccines or test certificates.
Armenia becomes vaccine tourism hotspot as Iranians rush to get Covid-19 vaccine(Reuters)
Armenia becomes vaccine tourism hotspot as Iranians rush to get Covid-19 vaccine(Reuters)

Armenia becomes vaccine tourism hotspot as Iranians rush to get Covid-19 vaccine

Reuters | , Yerevan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 04:31 PM IST
  • Desperate to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Iranians are travelling to neighbouring Armenia as tourists. The Armenian Tourism Committee said more than 8,500 Iranian citizens had visited in June, up from 5,000 a month earlier.
Assam government on Monday made the COVID-19 test mandatory for all passengers from the North-Eastern region entering the state through airports and railway stations, an official order said.(Unsplash)
Assam government on Monday made the COVID-19 test mandatory for all passengers from the North-Eastern region entering the state through airports and railway stations, an official order said.(Unsplash)

Assam govt makes Covid-19 test mandatory for travellers from NE states

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 07:28 AM IST
The Assam government on Monday made the Covid-19 test mandatory for all passengers entering the state from other North-Eastern region due to the rising number of cases in the neighbouring states, a notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare department said.
UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority had banned inbound flights from India to Dubai on April 24, when the deadly second wave of the virus had literally paralysed the country.(File photo)
UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority had banned inbound flights from India to Dubai on April 24, when the deadly second wave of the virus had literally paralysed the country.(File photo)

Wait for Indians travelling to UAE gets longer after it extends flight ban

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 07:11 PM IST
The restrictions on flyers from these countries are applicable on all types of visas, which means even expats on business visa hoping to return to the UAE would have to wait.
18,500 tourists have been visiting Himachal Pradesh daily, said Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu on Monday.(Deepak sansta / Hindustan Times)
18,500 tourists have been visiting Himachal Pradesh daily, said Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu on Monday.(Deepak sansta / Hindustan Times)

Record of 18,500 tourists visiting Himachal daily, says DGP

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu on Monday said that 18,500 tourists have been visiting Himachal Pradesh daily, whereas 7,500 tourists have been visiting the tourist hotspot Atal Tunnel Rohtang (ATR).
The government of Canada, in a statement on Monday, announced to open its borders for international travel from September 7, 2021.(Unsplash)
The government of Canada, in a statement on Monday, announced to open its borders for international travel from September 7, 2021.(Unsplash)

Canada govt opens borders for fully vaccinated travellers from September 7

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 11:23 AM IST
The Canadian government informed in a statement that they intend to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.
Indonesian Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the mosque amid a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Bogor, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 20, 2021. (REUTERS)
Indonesian Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the mosque amid a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Bogor, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 20, 2021. (REUTERS)

Bakra Eid 2021: Eid al-Adha significance, celebrations across the globe

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 08:04 AM IST
Eid is an occasion of joy and peace, where people celebrate with their families, let go of past grudges and make meaningful connections with one another. Around the world, Eid traditions and festivities vary and many countries have unique cultural approaches to this important festival.
A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Hollywood Burbank Airport Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Burbank. (AP/ File photo)
A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Hollywood Burbank Airport Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Burbank. (AP/ File photo)

US eases travel advisory for India, urges citizens to reconsider travelling

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 09:01 AM IST
The US state department issued a statement easing travel on Monday and said that the advisory encouraging travel to India comes in the wake of acknowledgement of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the region.
Cyprus Antiquities Department official Yiannis Violaris snorkels over submerged stone remains of the ancient harbor next of Amathus ancient city, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Lying just a few feet underwater a mere 200 feet off the coastline near the resort town of Limassol, this 2,400 year-old harbor said to be built Alexander the Great's successors will soon be Cyprus' newest tourist attraction where adventurous holidaymakers could snorkel over its submerged stone remains.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Cyprus Antiquities Department official Yiannis Violaris snorkels over submerged stone remains of the ancient harbor next of Amathus ancient city, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Lying just a few feet underwater a mere 200 feet off the coastline near the resort town of Limassol, this 2,400 year-old harbor said to be built Alexander the Great's successors will soon be Cyprus' newest tourist attraction where adventurous holidaymakers could snorkel over its submerged stone remains.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus tries to attract tourists by showcasing ancient undersea harbour

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Lying just a few feet underwater a mere 200 feet off the coastline near the resort town of Limassol, the harbour of Amathus will soon be Cyprus' newest tourist attraction where adventurous holidaymakers can snorkel over its submerged stone remains.
Travellers at Heathrow left angry after PM Boris Johnson’s French U-Turn(REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo)
Travellers at Heathrow left angry after PM Boris Johnson’s French U-Turn(REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo)

Travellers at Heathrow left angry after PM Boris Johnson’s French U-Turn

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 07:37 PM IST
While fully vaccinated UK tourists headed for the Mediterranean were cheered by the removal of quarantine requirements on their return, people bound for France hit out a decision late Friday that means they’ll still need to self-isolate.
France lifted travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers but advised against travel from France to countries on the "red" list.(File image)
France lifted travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers but advised against travel from France to countries on the "red" list.(File image)

France lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Travel advisory issued by France's Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs revealed that fully vaccinated travellers are no longer subject to restrictions to travel to or from France. However, they have strongly advised against travel from France to countries on the "red" list".
Tourists wander in a crowded market at mall road, in Shimla on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Tourists wander in a crowded market at mall road, in Shimla on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

Shimla administration restricts people on Ridge, Mall Road amid Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 11:22 AM IST
The police in Himachal Pradesh, like other states with popular hill stations, have been imposing fine on people found without violating the Covid-19 protocol and roaming around without masks.
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