Canada eyes travel restrictions from India due to massive COVID surge

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had on Tuesday issued travel recommendations for fully vaccinated travellers

"Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE", Emirates said in a statement.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says because there are so many people arriving in Canada from India and Pakistan with COVID-19, all commercial and private passenger flights from both countries will be prohibited as of midnight.

The GCAA said, "The decision to suspend flights came after studying and evaluating the epidemiological situation in the friendly Republic of India and within the framework of continuous coordination and cooperation with all relevant authorities inside and outside the country that continuously monitor developments in the situation to maintain the security and safety of civil aviation". This list will be updated as more news comes in.

Britain's Heathrow Airport has refused to allow extra flights from India in the meantime, citing concerns about queues at passport control, the BBC reported on Thursday.

British and Irish citizens will have to pay to stay in a United Kingdom government-approved quarantine hotel for 10 days on their return.

On Monday the Department for Transport announced that India would be added to the government red list because of rising infection rates and a new variant.

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Broderick's wife filed for divorce and a protective order after his arrest, the Statesman first reported, citing court documents. The area where officers responded includes a strip mall and several retail stores with a large apartment complex behind it.

According to the figures shared by Bhushan, 4.03 per cent Covid-19 cases were reported in the first wave in those below 10 years, while 2.97 per cent cases were registered in the second wave.

The US has not banned travel to and from India but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory noting that even people fully vaccinated run the risk of contracting and spreading the disease in India.

Responding to a question, he said, Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar discussed the issue during a phone call on Monday.

The UK.'s red list practically bans entry to passengers travelling in from India.

Dr. Theresa Tam told reporters on Wednesday that imposing targeted restrictions on travellers coming from countries including India and Brazil, with high variant spread, "can only go so far" and that Canada has been focused on more "broad" application of rules.

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