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UN aviation agency says air travel boom erases COVID dip

The UN aviation agency on Wednesday announced that air traffic levels were operating at around two per cent above their high in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the world’s population in lockdown.

Bhutan reopens borders to international tourists after 2 years, Indian visitors to pay Rs. 1,200 per day fee

Guwahati/IBNS: After shutting its doors to international tourists for two and a half years owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bhutan re-opened its borders on Friday.

Japan finally decides to end restrictions on foreign tourists

Tokyo/IBNS: Japan will open its doors to foreign tourists, after more than two years of closed borders owing to the Covid pandemic.

Japan eases entry rules for people with three Covid19 shots

Tokyo/UNI: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that the country is easing entry rules for people that have been inoculated thrice for Covid19, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday.

Foreign tourists trickling back to India, tour operators remain optimistic

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.

After 2 years, India resumes regular commercial international flights from today

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

Civil aviation ministry relaxes Covid travel rules ahead of international flight ops' resumption

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.

India extends ban on international commercial passenger flights till 'further orders'

New Delhi/IBNS: India's aviation regulator (DGCA) on Monday extended the ban on scheduled international commercial passenger flights till "further orders".

Regular international flights likely to resume in India from March 15: Reports

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.

Covid19 Rules: Booster dose not essential to visit Abu Dhabi

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.

Southern Railway requires EMU train passengers to be inoculated

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.

7-day mandatory home quarantine for passengers arriving in Mumbai from UAE

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.

Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion this year

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."

New Zealand to reopen to vaccinated visitors from next year

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.

Fully vaccinated Indians will be allowed to enter Singapore without quarantine

Singapore/IBNS: Singapore has announced to allow fully-vaccinated Indians to the country without quarantine.