August 08, 2022 04:21 (IST)
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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.

Negative Covid report mandatory for international travellers on arrival to India: Centre

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.

Thailand likely to delay reopening of key tourist destinations until November

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.

Now you can enter Oman with a proof of vaccination

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 welcomes all vaccinated travellers from across world, lifts quarantine measures

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.