Srinagar: As the third wave of Covid pandemic started waning in February, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) showed uptick stoking hopes of revival of tourism and hospitality sector battered by the outbreak of deadly virus.
New Delhi/IBNS: After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, India is all set to resume regular commercial international flights from Sunday, as per an order issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation
New Delhi/IBNS: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has relaxed the travel rules which were in place to stem the COVID-19 spread stating the cabin crew will from now on not be required to wear the PPE kit and that airlines need not keep three seats vacant on international flights for medical emergencies.
New Delhi/IBNS: India's aviation regulator (DGCA) on Monday extended the ban on scheduled international commercial passenger flights till "further orders".
New Delhi/IBNS: Regular international flights are likely to resume from March 15 after remaining suspended for almost two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, media reports quoting government sources said on Monday.
Abu Dhabi: As cooler temperatures attract more visitors to Abu Dhabi this winter season, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has released a comprehensive guide for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors to ensure streamlined travel into the UAE capital.
Chennai/UNI: Southern Railway has made it compulsory for passengers to be fully inoculated before travelling in suburban Electric Multiple (EMU) trains with effect from Jan.10.
Mumbai/IBNS: All international passengers arriving from the United Arab Emirates to Mumbai will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine, the city's civic body said on Wednesday.
New York: The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling the sector's recovery "fragile" and "slow."
Wellington/IBNS: New Zealand has announced its plans to reopen borders, which have been closed for more than a year and a half due to Covid-19 outbreak, to fully vaccinated visitors from April next year.
Singapore/IBNS: Singapore has announced to allow fully-vaccinated Indians to the country without quarantine.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Wednesday revised the existing guidelines for the international travels and stated that a negative Covid-19 test report is much on arrivals to India.
Bangkok, UNI/Xinhua: Thailand plans to postpone its reopening of the capital Bangkok and other major tourist destinations to foreign visitors until November, citing that the vaccination rate in these regions are still behind the targets.
Since the lifting of the travel ban, Pakistani citizens have also become eligible to travel to Oman if they have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease provided, they have a valid Oman visa. The Oman visa for Pakistani citizens can also be obtained online as an electronic travel authorization by completing an application with the relevant travel details.
Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Following the updated international entry guidelines recently announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that the UAE capital is set to welcome all fully vaccinated tourists and residents travelling from all countries around the world, as well as unvaccinated visitors from ‘Green List’ countries, with no quarantine measures.