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Air Suvidha Forms Discontinued For International Travellers
The Civil Aviation Ministry of India recently issued revised COVID-19 travel guidelines for India. As per the guidelines, travellers visiting India from foreign countries will no longer be required to submit the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form. Additionally, the passengers will no longer be required to wear a facemask during air travel and there won’t be any penalty for it as implemented earlier. Now that the main headache is gone, why not plan your trip to India with our India tour packages?
New Zealand Aiming To Become A Dark Sky Nation Soon
Stargazers, here’s a reason for you to secure your New Zealand visa and New Zealand tour package. Following in the footsteps of Niue, the only Dark Sky Nation in the world so far, New Zealand is now making efforts to reduce light pollution and preserve its view of the dark night sky. As per International Dark Sky Association (IDA), a Dark Place is a land protected specifically to promote scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage and recreational purposes because of its starry nights and nocturnal environment.
Orient Express Soon To Make A Comeback
Planning a holiday in Turkey or a trip to Paris soon? Then this news is for you. The Orient Express will be getting back on track soon making your Europe holiday all the more exciting. Started in 1883, the train made countless journeys from Paris to Istanbul but was sadly discontinued after it derailed in 1977. As per reports, the Orient Express will be coming back before the Paris 2024 Olympics and offer the passengers a chance to re-live the legendary ‘Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express’ experience.
South Asia’s Best Airport For 2022 – Delhi Airport
In the recently announced Skytrax World Airport Awards, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) was declared the Best Airport in South Asia as well as India for the year 2022. Securing the second, third and fourth positions were the Bangalore, Mumbai, and Hyderabad airports respectively. Out of the Top 10 Airports in South Asia, 8 are Indian airports of Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Cochin. The other airports on the list are Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Paro (Bhutan).
Abu Dhabi Announces Relief In COVID-19 Measures
The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), Abu Dhabi recently announced major relief in COVID-19 restrictions wherein travellers visiting Abu Dhabi will no longer be required to do a monthly PCR test or get a Green Pass status on the Al Hosn app. The DCT also mentioned that travellers won’t be required to register their vaccination status with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) to enjoy their Abu Dhabi tour packages freely. The announcement also stated that wearing a mask will be optional, but if someone tests positive they will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 5 days.
UK – India Young Professionals Scheme Launched By UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
On November 16, Rishi Sunak the Prime Minister of the UK launched the UK – India Young Professionals Scheme which will be implemented, as early as, next year. As per the scheme, 3,000 UK visas will be issued annually to Indians who wish to work or study in the UK for up to 2 years. British citizens will be offered a similar scheme to study and work in India.
Jammu Holidays To Get Adventurous Soon
The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering Gulmarg and the Jammu Tourism Directorate recently collaborated to organise paragliding trials in various districts of Jammu. This collaboration was formed in an effort to promote adventure tourism in Jammu. If you are planning your Jammu holidays in the next month, you must definitely check it out!
e-ILP Portal Launched By Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh, which requires tourists to obtain an Inner Line Permit before visiting, has now made the process easier by launching an e-ILP Portal. The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh shared the news on Twitter and mentioned that the ILP application and approval process will be simplified using the portal that was developed by the state’s IT department. With this move, planning and going on an Arunachal Pradesh holiday will get much easier.
You Can Now Book Direct Flights To Cambodia
In a bid to promote tourism in both countries, India and Cambodia will soon have direct flights connecting each other. Devyani Khobragade, India’s Ambassador to Cambodia added to the above news and said that with the direct flights connecting both nations, citizens of both countries could easily visit and explore the rich cultural heritage of both nations.
Cambodia To Reopen Its Royal Palace For Visitors
December 1 will mark the reopening of Cambodia’s Royal Palace which was closed for more than 2 years, due to COVID-19. The Royal Palace is one of the major attractions in Cambodia that is included in many Cambodia tour packages. With the latest developments, it’s a good time to plan your Cambodia trip by applying for a Cambodia visa online and getting your direct flight tickets to Cambodia.
No PCC Required To Get A Saudi Arabia Visa For Indians
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently announced, “In view of the strong relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India, the Kingdom has decided to exempt the Indian nationals from submitting a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).” Earlier, Indians were required to submit a PCC along with other documents required to obtain a Saudi Arabia visa and visit the nation.
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