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The EU imposed a blanket ban on non-essential travel from most countries last March in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19.(Unsplash)

EU governments push to relax ban on travel from rest of world

Bloomberg |
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.
Italy extends non-essential travel ban till March 27 as Covid-19 variant spreads(Photo by Dan Novac on Unsplash)
Italy extends non-essential travel ban till March 27 as Covid-19 variant spreads(Photo by Dan Novac on Unsplash)

Italy extends non-essential travel ban till March 27 as Covid-19 variant spreads

ANI |
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.
Saudi citizens, diplomats, and health workers flying in from the banned countries will be allowed to enter the kingdom(HT File Photo)
Saudi citizens, diplomats, and health workers flying in from the banned countries will be allowed to enter the kingdom(HT File Photo)

Saudi Arabia bans international flights from 20 countries, including India

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.
Dubai closes bars, limits activities after virus cases spike(Unsplash)
Dubai closes bars, limits activities after virus cases spike(Unsplash)

Dubai closes bars, limits activities after virus cases spike

AP |
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
Mexico says tourism could lose USD 782 million(Unsplash)
Mexico says tourism could lose USD 782 million(Unsplash)

Mexico may suffer tourism loss worth USD 782 million as Canada suspends flights

Reuters |
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.
Brazil neighbors limit travel to halt virus strain's spread(Unsplash)
Brazil neighbors limit travel to halt virus strain's spread(Unsplash)

Brazil's neighbouring countries limit travel to curb the spread of new strain

AP |
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.
President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday. (Unsplash)
President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday. (Unsplash)

Biden to impose South Africa travel ban to combat new Covid-19 variant

Reuters |
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.
No other community cases had been reported since the woman's case was disclosed on Sunday and authorities said the source of the infection was probably a fellow returnee at the quarantine facility.(Unsplash)
No other community cases had been reported since the woman's case was disclosed on Sunday and authorities said the source of the infection was probably a fellow returnee at the quarantine facility.(Unsplash)

New Zealand confirms first Covid case in months, sparking Australia travel halt

Reuters |
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.
Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)
Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)

Denmark bans flights from UAE for five days due to unreliable coronavirus tests

Reuters |
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.
In one of his first acts as president, Biden signed an executive action ending restrictions on travel and immigration from some predominantly Muslim countries.(Unsplash)
In one of his first acts as president, Biden signed an executive action ending restrictions on travel and immigration from some predominantly Muslim countries.(Unsplash)

Biden reverses Trump travel ban, halts wall construction

Bloomberg |
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.
Finland not yet going to open borders for tourists(Pexels)
Finland not yet going to open borders for tourists(Pexels)

Finland to not open borders for tourists any time soon, says Interior Ministry

ANI |
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.
The Southeast Asian country, which has recorded its first case of a new variant that was first found in Britain, has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases and casualties in Southeast Asia. (Unsplash)
The Southeast Asian country, which has recorded its first case of a new variant that was first found in Britain, has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases and casualties in Southeast Asia. (Unsplash)

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

Reuters |
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
UK bans arrivals from South America, Portugal on Variant(Pexels)
UK bans arrivals from South America, Portugal on Variant(Pexels)

UK to ban flights from Portugal and South America over new coronavirus strain

Bloomberg |
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.
Sudan lifts ban on travel from countries with new coronavirus variant(Pexels)
Sudan lifts ban on travel from countries with new coronavirus variant(Pexels)

Sudan to remove travel ban on countries with new coronavirus strain

Reuters |
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.
Saudi Arabia to lift travel ban on March 31(Reuters)
Saudi Arabia to lift travel ban on March 31(Reuters)

Saudi Arabia to resume international travel from March 31

Reuters |
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.
Ireland banned passenger flights and ferries on December 21.(Unsplash)
Ireland banned passenger flights and ferries on December 21.(Unsplash)

Ireland to replace British travel ban with stricter testing

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.
Philippines to ban US travellers from Sunday(Reuters)
Philippines to ban US travellers from Sunday(Reuters)

Philippines to prohibit entry of US travellers from Sunday

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.
The regulation will be in effect from midnight of December 29 to January 15 and covers Filipinos and foreigners arriving from the “flagged countries”, the transport ministry told reporters in a group text message.(Pixabay)
The regulation will be in effect from midnight of December 29 to January 15 and covers Filipinos and foreigners arriving from the “flagged countries”, the transport ministry told reporters in a group text message.(Pixabay)

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

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.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey suspend international travel over new coronavirus strain(Pexels (Representative image))
Saudi Arabia, Turkey suspend international travel over new coronavirus strain(Pexels (Representative image))

Saudi Arabia, Turkey ban international travel over new coronavirus strain discovery in UK

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.
Netherlands ban flights from UK after detecting new coronavirus strain(Reuters)
Netherlands ban flights from UK after detecting new coronavirus strain(Reuters)

Netherlands to stop flights coming from UK after finding new and more infectious coronavirus strain

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.
As airplane food good goes, it doesn’t get much better than Singapore Airlines.(Unsplash)
As airplane food good goes, it doesn’t get much better than Singapore Airlines.(Unsplash)

Amid travel bans, Singaporeans get creative

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.
The Indian community in Australia is comprised of nearly seven lakh people.(REUTERS)
The Indian community in Australia is comprised of nearly seven lakh people.(REUTERS)

Australia’s migration intake to fall by over 2 lakh due to Covid-19; Indians affected

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.
Sonam Kapoor is back in London.
Sonam Kapoor is back in London.

Sonam Kapoor flies to ‘beautiful’ London amid Covid-19 pandemic, says ‘I’m back’

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.
Payal pandey, 27, business development manager + Vijay reddy, government official.“After two building managements refused me entry, I found a hotel room and married her”-Vijay
Payal pandey, 27, business development manager + Vijay reddy, government official.“After two building managements refused me entry, I found a hotel room and married her”-Vijay

Relationships: The virus vs. the big, fat Indian wedding

Hindustan Times | By Shruti Nair
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Meet four couples who got married despite the lockdown
The inter-state travel ban exempts ambulances, doctors, goods carriers, media, those directly involved in
The inter-state travel ban exempts ambulances, doctors, goods carriers, media, those directly involved in

Noida-Delhi border to stay sealed except for exempted services, people

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.
The novel coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan city last December, has claimed over 160,000 lives and infected over 3.7 million people across the world so far.(HT Photo)
The novel coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan city last December, has claimed over 160,000 lives and infected over 3.7 million people across the world so far.(HT Photo)

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.
The analysis, using a technic known as “text mining”, showed that the word “job” was frequently used in combination with the word “adjustment”.(Unsplash)
The analysis, using a technic known as “text mining”, showed that the word “job” was frequently used in combination with the word “adjustment”.(Unsplash)

Japan faces higher risk of job losses, data analysis shows

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”.
India issued its first travel advisory on January 17 which was followed by more stringent measures including cancellation of visas for Chinese and foreigners travelled to China as the virus grew more virulent.(REUTERS)
India issued its first travel advisory on January 17 which was followed by more stringent measures including cancellation of visas for Chinese and foreigners travelled to China as the virus grew more virulent.(REUTERS)

‘Biggest challenge’ was to collect data about Indians living in Hubei: Indian envoy on coronavirus

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.
Foreign travellers wearing masks walk past a departures information board at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, China as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee(REUTERS)
Foreign travellers wearing masks walk past a departures information board at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, China as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee(REUTERS)

Chinese tourists desert Thai resort as coronavirus spreads

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.
A worker uses a thermometer to check the temperature of a customer as she enters a Starbucks shop as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)
A worker uses a thermometer to check the temperature of a customer as she enters a Starbucks shop as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus misinformation is incubating all over social media

By Bloomberg
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.
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