travel

USA extends travel restrictions amid rising Covid-19 cases, Delta variant concerns

Washington: The current restrictions on travel to the United States of America (USA) will continue for now, the White House confirmed on Monday. The decision was taken in wake of the rising number of Covid-19 cases and the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said, “Given where we are...

Domestic tourists welcome in Goa from July 2: Minister

Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday announced that the coastal state will be open to tourists starting July 2, as 250 hotels have been granted permission to resume operations. Goa, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, has remained shut for travellers since the nationwide coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed in March. The decision...

After being stuck in Germany for 3 mths, Viswanathan Anand to return to India on Saturday

Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand will land in India late on Saturday after being stuck in Germany for over three months, media reports said. He could not travel due to the restrictions in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yes.. Anand will be returning today,” the chess maestro’s wife Aruna was quoted...

K’taka suspends all incoming transport from five COVID-19 severely affected states

BJP-ruled Karnataka has once again suspended incoming transport from select neighbouring states to contain spread of COVID-19 in the state. Earlier it had banned traffic from four states. This time around the five states include those that are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are the states...

5-year-old reunited with mom after 3 months as domestic flights resume

The story of a 5-year-old travelling alone from Delhi to Bangalore and meeting his mother after a gap of three months has gone viral. The little one landed in Bangalore wearing a jeans, yellow jacket and a mask carrying a “special category” ticket and was among one of the heart warming sights at the airport...

Man walks from A’bad to Varanasi to elope with girlfriend, nabbed after parents file complaint

At a time when reports of migrants walking long distance to reach home are doing the rounds, another such case has emerged. But in this case, it was the call of love and not home that inspired a youth to make the long journey from Ahmedabad to Varanasi. The incident came to light after a...

Girl born at Guj-MP border in Dahod christened Seema!

At a time, when stories of migrants walking their way back home and succumbing to dehydration and fatigue are being reported, in a happy incident, a couple on their way in a bus to Madhya Pradesh was blessed with a baby girl. Since the girl was born on the Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh border, the parents named...

Travel between A’bad- Rajkot stopped by collector to prevent spread of Covid19

The Rajkot collector has closed the highways that connect the district to Ahmedabad. The decision has been taken after some travellers who had recently travelled to Rajkot from Ahmedabad tested positive for the disease. It should be noted that Ahmedabad has the highest number of corona cases in the state with the district recording over...

Travel from Surat to Saurashtra, other parts of Guj allowed but only by bus

Minister Ganpat Vasava on Tuesday said that the state will allow travel of migrants from Surat to other districts in Saurashtra and North Gujarat. The decision comes following a meeting at the Surat district collector office. Those intending to travel will have to file an application online and initial permission to ferry passengers has been...

3 Naval ships to bring back stranded Indians from Maldives, Dubai

Indians stranded in Maldives and UAE due to Covid19 will be rescued by three naval ships, the defence ministry said on Tuesday. The naval ships, INS Jalashwa deployed off Mumbai coast and INS Magar, have been diverted to Maldives while INS Shardul will be used to evacuate stranded Indians from Dubai. The three ships will...

Indians stuck abroad will be brought back in phased manner from May 7 onwards: Centre

Indians who have been stranded abroad after the travel restrictions came into place following the Covid19 pandemic outbreak will be brought back to the country in a phased manner. The process for the same will begin from May 7 onwards, the government said in a release. The stranded people will be brought back by flight...

Govt mulling on strategy to allow travel between Surat & Saurashtra

The state government is likely to allow travel between Surat and Saurashtra in the coming days. Secretary CMO, Ashwani Kumar in an online briefing said that at present no permission has been given for movement of people from Surat to the various districts of Saurashtra. He said that Surat which is the diamond hub has...