Indian Government Eases Travel Restrictions For International Passengers From China And More Countries

by Shreya Ghosh
Indian Government Eases Travel Restrictions For International Passengers From China And More Countries

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world, everything took an upside-down turn. All the different sectors all around the globe experienced harsh times, something that no one has witnessed before. And one of the most impacted industries among all is the travel and tourism industry. But things have changed once again and the world returned to normalcy after a long time. With these, the travel restrictions for international passengers have also been relaxed. Very recently, travel norms for visitors from China saw some changes as well. Let’s take a look at that!

Indian Government Relaxed Some Travel Restrictions For Foreign Visitors From China

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India has eased some travel rules and restrictions for international visitors entering the country from China and 5 more Asian countries. The Centre announced dropping the present travel restrictions and requirements on Thursday and the updated norms will come into action on 11 February 2023. The government is stopping the rule of showing COVID-19 test results by undergoing a test before catching a flight. Also, uploading the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal won’t be necessary for foreign visitors from tomorrow.

Also read: COVID-19 Wave In China Is Nearing Its End, Officials Declare

The Health Secretary wrote a letter to the Civil Aviation Ministry where it was mentioned how some Asian countries are seeing a significant decline in the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in the past 4 weeks.

This New Move Is For These Asian Countries

The Indian government decided to relax the above-mentioned travel restrictions for all these Asian countries.

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand

Also read: Has India Beaten China And Is Now The Most Populated Country In The World?

This is surely a great step taken by the Indian government to relax the travel restrictions amid a decline in positive cases at the present time. International passengers from all these Asian countries can travel to India with much more ease than before. And it will be helpful to the airlines operating flights on this route. Out of all these travel restrictions, one norm that will still be continued is the 2% random testing of passengers flying to India from abroad.

What do you think of this decision?

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