Monday, April 26, 2021

Now, Netherlands suspends passenger flights from India

New Delhi: The Netherlands will suspend all passenger flights from India between 6 pm Monday (April 26) and May 1m unless extended further. Netherlands' caretaker Cabinet took this decision following advice from the health agency as the “the epidemiological situation on the ground (in India) is very serious … (and uncertainties about) infectivity, pathogenic capability, and possible reduced protection of antibodies after vaccination or a previous infection.”

India has an air bubble with Holland and KLM operates a daily flight between the two countries.

On Sunday, Germany, Italy, Maldives and Bangladesh had restricted entry of travellers from India with immediate effect due to the Covid situation. Now, only German nationals and holders of a German resident permit travelling from India are allowed to enter there. Lufthansa and Air India say they are not suspending flights between the two countries.

taly has barred foreign travellers who have been in India in the past 14 days from entering the country. Italian residents in India will be allowed to return with a negative test result before departure and on arrival, when they will have to go into quarantine.

Maldives tourism minister tweeted on Sunday: “With effect from April 27, (Maldives’ health authorities) suspends tourists travelling from India to Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands.”

26/04/21 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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