PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:51 AM IST
A group of European Union nations that count tourism as a significant industry is pushing for a relaxation of rules on traveling to the bloc from the rest of the world, according to diplomats.
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:40 AM IST
Italy's regional travel ban does not apply to travel for work, health or emergency reasons or to anyone who needs to travel to return home. However, travel within Italy for tourism remains prohibited till March 27 due to the spread of the Covid-19 variant.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 09:04 PM IST
- Saudi Arabia had been ramping up domestic measures to contain the surge of coronavirus cases. Saudi health minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah has been urging people to be on their guard, not become complacent, and adhere strictly to Covid-19 preventative measures.
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:37 AM IST
- Because of the rise in the coronavirus cases, on Monday, Dubai announced that they will require test results from all the passengers entering the premises. That is not all even bars have been closed for a month and crowd limits have been put on cinemas, hotels, malls and other destinations
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 07:26 AM IST
On Sunday, the Tourism Minister of Mexico calculated an estimate and announced that as a result of Canada suspending all flights to the country, there could be 791,000 fewer tourists and a heavy loss to the tourism industry.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 09:38 AM IST
To curb the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, Brazil's neighbours are putting a halt on travel to and from the country. Experts are saying that the new strain might be more contagious and driving a second wave of infections.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Biden on Monday is also reimposing an entry ban on nearly all non-U.S. travelers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe that allow travel across open borders.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:29 PM IST
New Zealand on Monday confirmed its first case of Covid-19 in the community in months in a 56-year-old woman, but said close contacts of the recently returned traveller had so far tested negative.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST
- On Friday, Denmark's Transport Ministry announced that they will be halting all flights from United Arab Emirates for five days.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:17 PM IST
President Joe Biden on Wednesday began reversing Donald Trump’s immigration policies, part of an aggressive push to roll back some of the most controversial actions of his predecessor and chart a new course for the nation.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:00 PM IST
- On Friday, the Finnish Ministry of the Interior announced that they will not open borders for tourists, in fact, they are ready to introduce new coronavirus-related restrictions on travel.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:03 PM IST
The Philippines on Friday extended by two weeks a ban on travellers from more than 30 territories and countries where a more transmissible Covid-19 variant has been detected
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:03 AM IST
A new strain of coronavirus has emerged in Brazil and in order to contain its spread, the United Kingdom has banned flights coming in from South America, Panama, Portugal and Cape Verde.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Sudan will be allowing travellers from Britain, Netherlands and South Africa. The visitors will have to quarantine for 14 days and show a negative Covid test report.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 08:05 AM IST
Saudi Arabia will soon lift the ban from international travel. They will allow citizens to travel abroad and return home after March 31.
Dublin | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Ireland plans to end a ban on travel to the country from Britain on January 6 and replace it with stricter Covid-19 testing measures as it seeks to stop the spread of a highly infectious new variant of the virus.
Manila | By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Philippines has issued a travel ban on foreigners coming in from the United States. The ministry took this step after the new strain of coronavirus was detected in Florida. The travel ban is for the people who have been in the US within 14 days preceding arrival in the Philippines.
Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:46 PM IST
The Philippines will ban travellers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January as a measure to keep out a new variant of the coronavirus, its transport ministry said on Tuesday.
Riyadh | By Asian News International | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:39 AM IST
Saudi Arabia and Turkey have temporarily banned all travel from the United Kingdom. The government of Saudi Arabia has further asked people, who have recently returned from the UK, to self-isolate at home for two weeks.
By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:37 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with scientists recently revealed that they have detected a new strain of the novel coronavirus in Britain and it is 70% more infectious. As a result, Netherlands has put a ban on all flights coming from the UK.
Singapore | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:07 AM IST
Thanks to the pandemic, the bar for fine-dining has been lowered for food-loving, affluent Singaporeans.
Melbourne | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
While the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Australian economy are still evolving, migration, which is a key driver of the economy, has been hit following the travel bans, border closures imposed earlier this year since the contagion began.
Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:49 PM IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor is back in London, and has shared a series of videos of her arrival, on social media.
Hindustan Times | By Shruti Nair
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Meet four couples who got married despite the lockdown
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 01:41 PM IST
The district administration had on April 21 banned movement of people between Noida and Delhi. The inter-state travel ban exempts ambulances, doctors, goods carriers, media, those directly involved in Covid-19 services and those with passes issued by the administration.
Indian mission looking for alternative accommodation for coronavirus-affected expats in UAE: Reports
Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 02:22 PM IST
The ambassador said the mission will work with the UAE authorities to plan smooth repatriation of Indians. He said priority would be given to those who need to leave early.
Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute conducted the analysis on the government’s March confidence survey, involving taxi drivers, hotel and restaurant staff - who are known as “economy watchers”.
Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 10:06 AM IST
As the news of the outbreak began emerging in the middle of January, the Indian Embassy stepped up efforts to locate hundreds of Indians, mainly students, residing hundreds of kilometres apart in Hubei province and Wuhan - the epicentre of the virus outbreak, Misri said.
Phuket, Thailand | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 03:38 PM IST
The narrow laneways and pastel-coloured shophouses of Phuket Old Town are usually bustling with Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday, but travel bans and local fears about coronavirus have largely emptied the streets this year.
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The new coronavirus roiling financial markets and prompting travel bans is taking on a life of its own on the internet, once again putting U.S.-based social media companies on the defensive about their efforts to curb the spread of false or dangerous information.