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Thailand to tighten curbs as virus flareup imperils tourism plan(Unsplash)

Thailand tightens curbs to control rise in Covid cases, jeopardises tourism plan

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 07:35 AM IST
In order top control the spike in the coronavirus cases, Thailand is all set to close schools, amusement parks and put a ban on the sale of alcohol in restaurants. There is a possibility that this might jeopardise plans to reopen borders to foreign vaccinated tourists.
The temporary hold would also help reduce the risk that travellers themselves faced, the Prime Minister added.(Unsplash)
The temporary hold would also help reduce the risk that travellers themselves faced, the Prime Minister added.(Unsplash)

New Zealand suspends entry for travellers from India amid Covid-19 spike

ANI | , Wellington [new Zealand]
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 09:52 AM IST
New Zealand on Thursday temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India following a surge in Covid-19 cases arriving from there.
The country may stop enforcing quarantine altogether from Oct. 1 though the group delayed a decision on cutting isolation period to seven days for vaccinated tourists as recommended by an expert group last week, officials said.(Unsplash)
The country may stop enforcing quarantine altogether from Oct. 1 though the group delayed a decision on cutting isolation period to seven days for vaccinated tourists as recommended by an expert group last week, officials said.(Unsplash)

Thailand to reduce quarantine for visitors to revive tourism

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 01:11 PM IST
Thailand will shorten the mandatory quarantine period for foreign travelers from next month but deferred a decision on recognizing vaccine certificates for easier global mobility amid a spike in global virus cases.
Philippine Airlines said it would announce some flight cancellations to comply with the temporary restriction.(Unsplash)
Philippine Airlines said it would announce some flight cancellations to comply with the temporary restriction.(Unsplash)

Philippines imposes airport entry restrictions

AP | , Manila, Philippines
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 11:14 AM IST
The Philippine government has decided to temporarily ban the entry of foreigners and limit the entry of returning Filipinos at Manila’s international airport to 1,500 daily.
Sean Doyle, appointed BA's chief executive last October, called on Britain to work with other governments to allow vaccines and health apps to open up travel. (Pixabay)
Sean Doyle, appointed BA's chief executive last October, called on Britain to work with other governments to allow vaccines and health apps to open up travel. (Pixabay)

British Airways calls for vaccinated people to travel without restrictions

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:33 AM IST
British Airways's new boss said vaccinated people should be allowed to travel without restriction and non-vaccinated people with a negative Covid-19 test.
Portugal to keep land border with Spain shut, travel restrictions stay in place(Unsplash)
Portugal to keep land border with Spain shut, travel restrictions stay in place(Unsplash)

Portugal to continue travel restrictions, land border with Spain to remain shut

Reuters | , Lisbon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 07:25 AM IST
On Thursday, the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa said that till Easter, the land border with Spain will stay closed. Not just that, he also mentioned that the travel restrictions including the submission of a negative Covid-19 test will also stay in place.
The government will launch a consultation this spring to reform the levy for internal UK flights, the Department for Transport announced Wednesday. This could mean a “return leg exemption” so passengers only pay for their outward flight, or a new lower domestic rate.(Pixabay)
The government will launch a consultation this spring to reform the levy for internal UK flights, the Department for Transport announced Wednesday. This could mean a “return leg exemption” so passengers only pay for their outward flight, or a new lower domestic rate.(Pixabay)

UK unveils plans to cut air passenger duty on domestic flights

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:47 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans to cut air passenger duty on domestic flights to “support connectivity across the country.”
Under current lockdown rules, holidays are banned and only those travelling for specific work or family reasons are allowed to go abroad.(Reuters)
Under current lockdown rules, holidays are banned and only those travelling for specific work or family reasons are allowed to go abroad.(Reuters)

Britain brings in new paperwork for lockdown travellers

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:07 PM IST
Britain said on Friday it would require people travelling abroad from March 8 to carry a new form setting out why their trip was permitted under strict lockdown restrictions.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha this week ordered officials to look into vaccine certificates for international travel after signaling the nation -- famed for its palm-fringed beaches, temples and backpacker culture -- is open to scrapping the two-week quarantine for inoculated visitors.(Unsplash)
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha this week ordered officials to look into vaccine certificates for international travel after signaling the nation -- famed for its palm-fringed beaches, temples and backpacker culture -- is open to scrapping the two-week quarantine for inoculated visitors.(Unsplash)

Push to end tourist quarantines in Thailand as shots rolled out

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:27 PM IST
One of the most tourism-dependent countries in the world, Thailand is eyeing plans for vaccine passports and quarantine waivers as the global Covid-19 inoculation drive gathers pace.
Citizens will now be restricted to their own municipalities for essential shopping, or to a maximum of two kilometers (1.2 miles) distance from their homes.(Unsplash)
Citizens will now be restricted to their own municipalities for essential shopping, or to a maximum of two kilometers (1.2 miles) distance from their homes.(Unsplash)

Greece tightens travel curbs as virus cases hit three-month high

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:01 AM IST
Greece is further restricting movement around the nation after a surge in new virus infections placed intensive care capacity under pressure.
Governments say getting vaccinated and having proper documentation will smooth the way to travel.(REUTERS)
Governments say getting vaccinated and having proper documentation will smooth the way to travel.(REUTERS)

State-wise list of domestic Covid-19 restrictions

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:20 PM IST
  • The states of Goa, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh have not imposed any travel restrictions so far.
In a notification, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) said that the instructions issued on December 31, 2020 would remain in place till March 14.(Unsplash)
In a notification, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) said that the instructions issued on December 31, 2020 would remain in place till March 14.(Unsplash)

Pakistan extends travel restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise

PTI | , Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Pakistan’s aviation authority on Saturday extended the existing restrictions for all inbound travellers for another two weeks as the nation continues to witness a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.
The subject expert committee of the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation is scheduled to meet on Wednesday(REUTERS)
The subject expert committee of the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation is scheduled to meet on Wednesday(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Expert panel to decide on Sputnik V vaccine approval today

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:02 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Unilateral moves by EU member countries to combat the spread of new coronavirus variants has disrupted the flow of goods within the bloc's 27-nation single market and risks shutting parts of the Franco-German border.(Pixabay)
Unilateral moves by EU member countries to combat the spread of new coronavirus variants has disrupted the flow of goods within the bloc's 27-nation single market and risks shutting parts of the Franco-German border.(Pixabay)

EU to keep Covid-19 curbs on non-essential travel amid chaotic border measures

Reuters | , Brussels/berlin
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:34 PM IST
European Union government leaders will agree on Thursday to maintain curbs on non-essential travel within the EU despite the bloc's executive asking six countries to ease border restrictions on Tuesday.
Prior to the announcement, the restrictions at US land border crossings with Canada and Mexico were set to expire on February 21.(Pixabay)
Prior to the announcement, the restrictions at US land border crossings with Canada and Mexico were set to expire on February 21.(Pixabay)

US, Canada, Mexico extend non-essential travel restrictions till March 21

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:15 AM IST
The United States, Mexico and Canada extended nonessential travel restrictions till March 21 to contain the pandemic, the US Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.
The travel rush is generally considered the world’s largest annual human migration, when urban residents, migrant workers and students return to their hometowns for family gatherings.(Unsplash)
The travel rush is generally considered the world’s largest annual human migration, when urban residents, migrant workers and students return to their hometowns for family gatherings.(Unsplash)

China holiday train travel down nearly 70% amid restrictions

AP | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Railway journeys in China during the usually frenetic Lunar New Year holiday travel rush are down by almost 70% amid calls for people to stay where they are to avoid a new outbreak of Covid-19.
The new law replaces the EU’s full suspension of the “use-it-or-lose-it” slot rule to help airlines as border closures and lockdown restrictions wiped out travel.(Pixabay)
The new law replaces the EU’s full suspension of the “use-it-or-lose-it” slot rule to help airlines as border closures and lockdown restrictions wiped out travel.(Pixabay)

Airlines to get extended EU relief on us of airport slots

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 07:26 PM IST
The European Union prolonged pandemic-induced regulatory relief for airlines, only partially reimposing a requirement that they use their airport slots when a 12-month waiver ends next month.
Some 293 cases of the more contagious variant have been confirmed in Tyrol.(Pixabay)
Some 293 cases of the more contagious variant have been confirmed in Tyrol.(Pixabay)

Austria to restrict travel from Tyrol over variant fears

AP | , Vienna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Austria's leader said Tuesday that people will have to produce a negative coronavirus test to leave the country's Tyrol province as authorities try to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa.
Arrivals from countries on the UK’s travel ban list will be required to isolate for 10 days after arrival in government-approved accommodation. (Pixabay)
Arrivals from countries on the UK’s travel ban list will be required to isolate for 10 days after arrival in government-approved accommodation. (Pixabay)

UK to start mandatory quarantine for travelers on February 15

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:45 AM IST
The UK will require travelers from coronavirus hot spots to quarantine starting February 15, the government said, adding flesh to a policy first announced last month.
Entry with diplomatic and service visas will not be affected, it said.(Unsplash)
Entry with diplomatic and service visas will not be affected, it said.(Unsplash)

China temporarily bars entry of foreigners travelling from Canada

Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:18 PM IST
China has temporarily banned entry of foreign nationals travelling from Canada, even if they hold valid Chinese residence permits for work.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said that Singapore will continue to monitor the global situation and adjust border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission of the deadly virus.(Unsplash)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said that Singapore will continue to monitor the global situation and adjust border measures to manage the risk of importation and transmission of the deadly virus.(Unsplash)

Singapore to suspend green lane travel with Malaysia, Germany and Korea

PTI | , Singapore
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Singapore will suspend reciprocal green lane travel arrangement with Malaysia, Germany and South Korea for three months from Monday due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases across the world.
Announcing the other Covid-19 measures, Trudeau said that all incoming international passenger flights must land at one of the country's four international airports in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver effective February 3.(Unsplash)
Announcing the other Covid-19 measures, Trudeau said that all incoming international passenger flights must land at one of the country's four international airports in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver effective February 3.(Unsplash)

Canada suspends flights to Mexico, Caribbean; tightens Covid entry requirements

ANI | , Ottawa [canada]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced the suspension of fights service to Mexico and the Caribbean to contain the spread of the Covid-19 and introduced additional entry requirements to discourage international travel to the country.
Dubai imposed further restrictions on air travel and hospitals as coronavirus cases continue to climb in the United Arab Emirates.(Unsplash)
Dubai imposed further restrictions on air travel and hospitals as coronavirus cases continue to climb in the United Arab Emirates.(Unsplash)

Dubai puts more curbs on travel, hospitals as virus cases climb

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:58 AM IST
Dubai imposed further restrictions on air travel and hospitals as coronavirus cases continue to climb in the United Arab Emirates.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a news conference on Friday that the UK may need to implement further measures to protect its borders from new variants of Covid-19.(Unsplash)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a news conference on Friday that the UK may need to implement further measures to protect its borders from new variants of Covid-19.(Unsplash)

Britain to discuss tighter travel restrictions -BBC

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:59 PM IST
British ministers are to discuss on Monday further tightening travel restrictions, the BBC reported on Saturday, adding that people arriving in the country could be required to quarantine in hotels.
European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit as the bloc's top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalisations and deaths.(Yahoo)
European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit as the bloc's top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalisations and deaths.(Yahoo)

EU leaders agree to keep borders open, want to limit travels

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:26 PM IST
European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit as the bloc's top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalisations and deaths.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said before the meeting that European countries needed to take the new mutation found in Britain seriously to avoid a third wave.(Unsplash)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said before the meeting that European countries needed to take the new mutation found in Britain seriously to avoid a third wave.(Unsplash)

EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

Reuters | , Brussels
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The European Commission proposed to EU leaders on Thursday identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged.
Even as Covid cases spike, Trump lifts travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil(Twitter/Complex/ATLairport)
Even as Covid cases spike, Trump lifts travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil(Twitter/Complex/ATLairport)

Even as Covid cases spike, Trump lifts travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:32 AM IST
Despite US surpassing 24 million Covid-19 cases, Donald Trump has issued an executive order that will lift the travel restrictions on European Union, Britain, Ireland and Brazil but not China and Iran. This will be brought into effect a week after he leaves office
COVID-19 travel restrictions dictate new collection of fashion label Badgley Mischka(Twitter/dandydujour)
COVID-19 travel restrictions dictate new collection of fashion label Badgley Mischka(Twitter/dandydujour)

New York Fashion Week: COVID-19 travel restrictions dictate new collection of fashion label Badgley Mischka

New York | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Fashion label Badgley Mischka’s new Spring 2021 collection, at New York Fashion Week, takes inspiration from COVID-19 travel restrictions
India has allowed entry of a select list of foreigners including businessmen to enter the country on fresh visas(File Photo)
India has allowed entry of a select list of foreigners including businessmen to enter the country on fresh visas(File Photo)

Foreign businessmen, engineers, healthcare professionals can get visas to enter India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:44 PM IST
The categories of foreign nationals would have to obtain a fresh business visa or employment visa, as applicable, from the Indian Missions/ Posts abroad.
File photo of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal. (Kunal Patil/HT photo)
File photo of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal. (Kunal Patil/HT photo)

Bombay high court lifts travel restrictions on NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 06:35 AM IST
The travel restrictions were part of the bail conditions imposed on Bhujbal by the high court with regards to the money laundering scam which was being tried by the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court
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