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Canada, which already has some of the world's toughest travel and quarantine rules, plans to introduce restrictions such as mandatory airport Covid-19 tests and hotel quarantines for up to three days.(Pixabay)

Canada's Covid rules on leisure travel weighing on business, say officials

Reuters, Montreal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 10:36 AM IST
Canada's move to limit inbound flights to four major airports as it seeks to curb the spread of Covid-19 from leisure travel is spilling over to business trips and fueling uncertainty which could delay economic recovery.
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The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) on Friday said people from countries in its category-C including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands would be affected by the travel restrictions. (Unsplash)
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) on Friday said people from countries in its category-C including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands would be affected by the travel restrictions. (Unsplash)

Pakistan extends travel restrictions on six countries including UK till Feb 28

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Pakistan has extended the travel restrictions on several countries, including the UK, till February 28 to contain the spread of the deadly variant of the coronavirus amidst a second wave of infections.
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Acknowledgement of that principle from the United Nations agency is vital to the development of a digital-travel pass aimed at getting people moving again once infection rates ease. (Unsplash)
Acknowledgement of that principle from the United Nations agency is vital to the development of a digital-travel pass aimed at getting people moving again once infection rates ease. (Unsplash)

Airlines ask WHO to back quarantine-free travel after vaccines

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:33 AM IST
The airline industry has called on the World Health Organization to rule it’s safe for people to fly without quarantining once they’ve had a coronavirus vaccine.
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The resumption of tourism follows a pilot project that began December 26 in which 1,500 tourists from Ukraine visited Sri Lanka in such a travel bubble.(Unsplash)
The resumption of tourism follows a pilot project that began December 26 in which 1,500 tourists from Ukraine visited Sri Lanka in such a travel bubble.(Unsplash)

Sri Lanka reopens to tourists after 10 months

AP, Colombo, Sri Lanka
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Sri Lanka reopened to foreign tourists Thursday after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the Indian Ocean island nation's lucrative travel industry.
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In an executive order, Trump said he is removing the restrictions applicable to the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. (Pixabay)
In an executive order, Trump said he is removing the restrictions applicable to the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. (Pixabay)

Not the right time to lift restrictions on international travel: Jen Psaki

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:11 PM IST
The incoming Biden Administration Monday opposed the move of the outgoing President Donald Trump to lift travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil arguing that this is not the right time to do so in the midst of worsening of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Raab warned on Sunday there would be more checks by Public Health England to make sure people are self-isolating in their own homes for 10 days after arrival.(Pixabay)
Raab warned on Sunday there would be more checks by Public Health England to make sure people are self-isolating in their own homes for 10 days after arrival.(Pixabay)

UK doesn’t rule out quarantine hotels, GPS to fight virus

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:13 PM IST
The U.K. government will “consider all possibilities” to enforce Covid-19 rules for travelers, and won’t rule out setting up quarantine hotels and using GPS trackers to fight the spread of the coronavirus
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Airlines hope the new testing requirements will clear the way for the administration to lift the restrictions that reduced travel from some European countries by 95% or more.(Unsplash)
Airlines hope the new testing requirements will clear the way for the administration to lift the restrictions that reduced travel from some European countries by 95% or more.(Unsplash)

White House still considering lifting European, Brazilian travel restrictions

Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:50 AM IST
The White House is still considering rescinding entry bans for most non-U.S. citizens who recently were in Brazil and much of Europe in the final days before President Donald Trump leaves office.
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From 4 a.m. Tuesday, travellers arriving in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from the UAE will need to self-isolate for 10 days. (Pixabay)
From 4 a.m. Tuesday, travellers arriving in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from the UAE will need to self-isolate for 10 days. (Pixabay)

UK removed UAE from travel corridors list amid increase in Covid-19 cases

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:20 AM IST
Britain removed the United Arab Emirates from its travel corridors list following a concerning increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases
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Australian states reimpose travel restrictions(Pexels)
Australian states reimpose travel restrictions(Pexels)

Coronavirus: Australian states reimpose stricter domestic travel restrictions

By Associated Press | Posted by Nishtha Grover | Sydney
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:19 AM IST
In order to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, various states in Australia have put a ban again on domestic travel. The Australian Capital Territory has closed borders for people who have been to the northern beaches of Sydney, recently, as the outbreaks there are most concentrated.
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The virus is raging in the United States and Canada’s second wave is worsening as the holidays approach.(Pixabay)
The virus is raging in the United States and Canada’s second wave is worsening as the holidays approach.(Pixabay)

Travel restrictions at US land borders extended through January 21

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:21 PM IST
U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least January 21 with coronavirus cases spiking to record numbers, U.S. and Canadian officials said on Friday.
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The study also suggests that travel restrictions may have been most effective during the early stages of the pandemic, and the measures are unlikely to be effective when the virus is already spreading rapidly within a country.(Unsplash)
The study also suggests that travel restrictions may have been most effective during the early stages of the pandemic, and the measures are unlikely to be effective when the virus is already spreading rapidly within a country.(Unsplash)

Travel restrictions effective in countries with low number of Covid-19 cases: Lancet study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Travel restrictions are effective in countries with low numbers of Covid-19 cases, or that have strong travel links with nations experiencing high rates of the viral infection.
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March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)

Air passenger demand plunges as travel restrictions take hold: IATA

By Asian News International | Geneva (Switzerland)
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand measured in total revenue passenger kilometres dived 52.9 per cent compared to the year-ago period.
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The revival of long-standing restrictions also suggests there are sizeable parts of India where disaffection exists which the government does not want the outside world to see(REUTERS)
The revival of long-standing restrictions also suggests there are sizeable parts of India where disaffection exists which the government does not want the outside world to see(REUTERS)

Curbs on international media are not wise

By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 02:22 PM IST
The 1958 guidelines casts a shadow over India’s vaunted claim to be the largest democracy in the world. Democracies, after all, guarantee press freedoms
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