COVID-19 has currently unleashed a severe onslaught on India. The country and its people are now having a tough time dealing with it. The surge of transmission has been unprecedented this time. The second wave has taken in its grasp thousands of lives within the past few weeks. As per the recent data, there were 330,000 new cases on April 23, 2021.
Two thousand two hundred sixty-three people have lost their lives. As the pandemic continues to inflict devastation, many countries are imposing a ban on people traveling to or from India to curb coronavirus spread. Here’s all that you need to know about the India flight ban and some of those countries which have imposed restrictions.
The Australian government is on its way to finalizing the list of all those currently under high risk. However, it has already announced the limitation that it plans to impose on the flights coming in from India.
This is due to the increasing number of active COVID-19 cases. Departure for Australians who are traveling all the high-risk countries, including India, will be limited.
Bangladesh shares its western boundaries with India. Therefore, the risks are running quite high in the country. Flights between India and Bangladesh have been suspended since April 14, 2021. As per the government orders, the land borders will stay closed from April 26 till May 10.
No Indian passenger is allowed to enter Belgium right now because of the current COVID-19 onslaught in India. Besides India, Belgium has also banned arrivals by trains, flights, buses, and boats from South Africa and Brazil.
The transport workers and diplomats might get an exemption if they can furnish any proof about the urgency of their travel. Belgian citizens are being permitted to come back home.
The South Asian country is very particular about who is coming in. With conditions in India is deteriorating, the Cambodian government is imposing a ban on anyone who has been to India in recent times.
A few days back, Canada announced a one-month ban on passenger flights from India and Pakistan. Passenger, as well as commercial flights from both these countries, will be grounded temporarily. However, there is no ban on cargo flights.
To protect its citizens from the lethal effects of the immensely contagious coronavirus. The French government has imposed a ban on flights from India. To attain eligibility to get an entry into France from India, a passenger will have to stay in quarantine for ten days.
As per the reports, Air India and Lufthansa have not suspended any flight between India and Germany. The German government will only permit German citizens and those with a German resident permit to travel from India to Germany.
Those who hold German short and long-term visas and students who hold a German student visa but not having a residence permit will not have permission to enter the country. Individuals looking for eligibility will have to go through two diagnostics examinations before boarding the flight and one after the flight lands. After that, they have to stay in quarantine for two weeks in Germany.
All International flights between India and Hong Kong have been suspended since April 20, 2021. The suspension period will last till May 2, 2021. After they found 50 passengers with an infection on the flight from Mumbai to Hong Kong, the authorities decided to implement the ban.
There is a ban imposed on any flight coming from India to Indonesia. Aside from that, those staying in India for the last two weeks or so will not get visas. This order is an attempt to prevent the entry of foreign travelers from entering Indonesia. Indonesians who have been in India and are willing to return home will have to adhere to quarantine protocols laid down by the government.
The second wave of coronavirus has been extreme in India, which has led the aviation agency of Iran to ban every flight carrying passengers to and from India.
Though the situation in India seems to be quite critical this time, the world is praying for the country’s quick recovery. India is certainly not alone in this fight, as numerous nations are pitching in their support to India. And we hope the nation recovers soon from the pandemic.