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Saudi imposes 3-year travel ban for citizens who visit ‘red list’ nations


Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will impose a three-year travel ban on citizens traveling to countries on the kingdom's 'red list' under efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and its new variants, state news agency SPA said. It cited an unnamed Interior Ministry official as saying some Saudi citizens, who in May were allowed to travel abroad...

Scramble for charter flights, rich Indians pay through nose to book US tickets


As the pandemic rages across the country and cases continue to spike amid acute shortage of oxygen and hospital beds, rich Indians are either paying exorbitant amounts for flight tickets scrambling for charter flights. According to a Times of India report, with the US restricting from May 4 the entry of most non-Americans who are...

Australia PM stands firm on India flight halt


Canberra: Australia’s prime minister is resisting mounting pressure to lift a temporary ban on flights from India, saying any early resumption of arrivals from that pandemic hot spot would erode Australia’s quarantine capability. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the pause on flights that began last week will continue until May 15. Lawyers are planning a...

More countries ban flights and travelers from India


New Delhi: Ever since the caseload of COVID-19 patients has increased due to the second wave, many countries have announced restrictions on travelers and flights from India. Malaysia is the latest on the list of nations, including UK, US and New Zealand that have restricted entry from India. Hong Kong has suspended all flights connecting it with...

India reports 3.14 lakh new Covid cases, highest-ever daily spike


New Delhi: India on April 22 reported a daily jump of 314,835 new coronavirus cases, surpassing the previous highest one-day rise in the world of 297,430 cases posted by the United States in January, according to news reports. Deaths rose by a record 2,104 to reach a total of 184,657, according to health ministry data. India...

UK puts India on travel ‘red list’; Johnson cancels official visit


London: The United Kingdom has added India to the travel 'red list', country's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on April 19. The announcement came hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his scheduled visit to India. The red list, which includes 39 other countries along with India, denies entry to anyone who has visited the...