Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions that We Must Know

Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions that We Must Know

The ongoing pandemic Corona Virus  COVID-19 caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 SARS-CoV-2 has been confirmed in more than 120 countries. The virus was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. As the fear of the Corona Virus has risen in India, there are many travel restrictions that have been announced by the government and also the aviation and railway sector have been taking stringent measures to let not happen it to spread more. The reason Corona Virus spread from person to person, the Indian government has mandated certain rules for all the travelers as they are already on the edge. The coronavirus pandemic grips the globe, prompting travel restrictions, cancellations, and suspensions. So if you are planning to travel amidst the Corona Virus, you should know that there are many entry bans, airline bans and countries you should avoid visiting.  Travel restrictions that we must know -While traveling amidst Corona Virus it is important to take care of all the safety measures, and it is mandatory to carry a mask along with while boarding the flight and entering the airport. -Non-resident Indians NRIs arriving in the country should carry a coronavirus-negative certificate from designated hospitals in the countries they are traveling from. -Self-quarantine is mandated to passengers arriving in India from China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain, and Germany. -Visas have been suspended to French, German and Spanish nationals as well as foreigners with a travel history to these countries. Visas of foreigners already in India, however, remain valid. -The government had also temporarily suspended e-Visa facility for Chinese passport holders and noted that already issued e-Visas are temporarily invalid. Online application for a physical visa from China was also disabled. -The Indian government is expected to extend visa cancellations to more countries with the fresh cases reported in Maharashtra, Delhi, and Bangalore. -Visas canceled for foreign nationals traveling from affected countries -Coronavirus screening, testing and quarantining at Indian airports, Thermal screening has been installed at 21 airports including those in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Cochin to check for coronavirus in India. -However, The cancellation is not applicable to diplomats, officials of the international bodies, OCI cardholders and aircrew although medical screening is mandatory for all.  Therefore, if you are planning to travel keep these restrictions in mind before making any booking or applying for visas to avoid any hassle. -What is COVID-19? COVID-19  is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. -What can I do to protect myself and spreading the disease? It’s advised to frequently wash your hands, use alcohol-based sanitizers, avoid crowded places and use a mask.  -Are antibiotics effective in treating COVID-19? No, antibiotics aren’t helpful in treating COVID-19, as they help in fighting bacterial infection and coronavirus is spread through a virus.  -Is there a vaccine or any drug to treat COVID-19? No, as of now there are no drugs to treat COVID-19 -Who is at the risk of developing severe illness? While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes  appear to develop serious illness more often than others.  Know these things about Coronavirus – FAQs

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