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Covid 19: Sri Lanka extends inter-province travel ban till Oct 31

Colombo/UNI/Xinhua: Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday extended an inter-province travel ban till October 31 to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 cases.

Fully vaccinated Indian travellers are booking for Dubai, Maldives and Europe: SOTC Travel

With vaccination progressing at a fast pace in India, travellers who got double shots are looking to explore overseas destinations again along with domestic tourist magnets.

No quarantine in Turkey for Covishield-Sputnik vaccinated Indians, to extend same for Covaxin after WHO nod

Indians who got Covishield or Sputnik V vaccines can travel to Turkey without any restriction or quarantine. After Covaxin gets approval from WHO, travelers vaccinated with the same will also be able to visit Turkey without any restriction, the country's embassy in India said.

Chicago again wins USA's Best Big City award by readers of Conde Nast Traveler

Chicago: Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Choose Chicago and World Business Chicago, has announced Condé Nast Traveler recognized Chicago as the #1 Best Big City in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row in the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

India to allow foreign tourists via chartered flights from Oct 15

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Thursday announced that it will allow foreign tourists to come to India through chartered flights Oct 15 onwards.

Sikkim bans packaged mineral water bottles from New Year’s Day

Gangtok/NITN: Travellers planning to visit the Himlayan state of Sikkim in 2022 or thereafter must keep a key regulation in mind.

Qatar publishes updated COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy, India in exceptional red list

Doha/NITN: India ranks among the ‘exceptional red countries’ according to the updated COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy posted by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health.

Road-tripping: Southern California in 10 days

There’s nothing like packing your bags, hopping in the car and turning the radio dial up as miles of pavement pass beneath your wheels. In Southern California, where warm, sunny days make for perfect drives with the window down, the best road trip includes three amazing and unique regions all within a few hours of each other: Santa Monica, Greater Palm Springs and San Diego. Whether you’re a beach bum or a culture connoisseur, you’ll appreciate the variety of experiences that await in each place—and can be enjoyed in just 10 days. 

‘Time to rethink, transform, and safely restart tourism’, says UN chief

Tourism “touches almost every part of our economies and societies”, enabling the historically marginalized, and “those at risk of being left behind, to benefit from development”, declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday, marking World Tourism Day. 

Etihad Airways launches exponential Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is giving all of its guests travelling into or via Abu Dhabi a complimentary ticket to Expo 2020 Dubai, the biggest cultural gathering in the world.

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.

Your Budget-friendly Philadelphia

As the largest city of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia attracts thousands of tourists each year. And Philadelphia offers something to every traveler - bustling neighborhoods, over 1000+ restaurants in Centre City alone, a varied range of public and performing arts, markets, museums, history, shopping and so much more.

Air Canada resumes operations in Delhi after four months

New Delhi/IBNS: Air Canada resumed its flights to India after four months, the airline said in a tweet.

J&K safe destination for foreigners: NCRB data

Srinagar/IBNS: The National Crime Record Bureau’s report has vindicated the fact that Jammu and Kashmir continues to be a safe destination for foreign tourists.