NEW DELHI: Hong Kong has barred the entry of travellers from India and another international locations indefinitely as a result of huge Covid surge in these locations. Malaysia has additionally determined to impose non permanent journey restrictions to and from India for a similar cause.
Hong Kong: While Hong Kong had earlier barred passenger flights from India for 14 days from April 20, it has now put India, Pakistan, Philippines and Nepal within the “extremely high risk” Covid checklist from May 1.
“All persons who have stayed in these places for more than two hours during the relevant period (the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day) will not be allowed to board for Hong Kong,” says the web site of the federal government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Brazil, Ireland, South Africa and the UK are additionally Hong Kong’s extraordinarily excessive-threat Covid international locations.
Malaysia: Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flights to and from Malaysia have been briefly suspended following it imposed journey restrictions for India. Air India Express Tweeted Sunday, “As per the latest notification from the Malaysian government, flights to/from Kuala Lumpur are temporarily suspended till further notice.”
The excessive fee of India in Kuala Lumpur had Tweeted on Tuesday (April 27): “Consequent to Government of Malaysia’s decision to impose temporary travel restrictions to and from India, VBM flights would be suspended till further notice. Updates, as received from (Malaysian) government will be disseminated periodically.”
So far virtually 20 international locations just like the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia have within the final 10 days imposed restrictions like flight suspensions from India or applied stricter entry norms for travellers from right here.
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