Spain To Impose 10-Day Quarantine On Travellers From India
Update. Spain will impose a 10-day quarantine on all travellers arriving from India in response to the emergence of a fast-spreading coronavirus variant in the country. The measure, which will take effect on Wednesday April 28th, will apply to people who travelled via third countries since there are no direct flights between India and Spain. Spain has imposed a 10-day quarantine on passengers arriving from Brazil, Peru, and Colombia as well as nine nations in Africa including South Africa and Mozambique.
Here is a list of countries that have issued orders to ban travel to and from India:
Canada. The country has banned all passenger flights from India for 30 days due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. The flight ban was enforced at midnight on April 22.
UAE. The UAE has banned travellers from India for 10 days from April 24 which will take effect from 11.59 pm. The ban is subject to review after 10 days. Passengers who visited India in the last 14 days will also not be allowed to board from any other country to the UAE.
UK. The UK recently included India in its travel red list imposing a ban on entry for all except British or Irish residents. The travel ban on India will be included in the list from 4 am local time on April 23.
France. France is all set to impose new restrictions on travellers entering from India. The French government has enforced a mandatory 10-day quarantine for travellers arriving from India.
Singapore. Singapore has announced that people flying from India will have to serve a 21day Stay-at-Home Notice at a designated facility due to the emergence of a new virus strain in the country.
Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government activated an “emergency circuit breaker,” banning passenger flights from India for 14 days from April 20.
Israel. Israel has issued a travel advisory requesting its citizens to refrain from travelling to India, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, and Turkey.
Oman. Oman has anounced a complete ban on travellers coming from India from April 24 including those who have entered the country in the last two weeks.
Pakistan. Pakistan as also imposed a ban on travellers arriving from India for two weeks from April 19.
Italy. Italy’s Health Minister has issued a decree barring foreign travellers from India and who have been in India in the past 14 days from entering Italy. However, Italian residents will be allowed to return from India with a negative test result taken before their departure and will be tested again at their arrival following quarantine.
Bangladesh. Bangladesh has also closed its borders with India for the next two weeks.
Thailand. Thailand has also put a ban on travellers from India. The Thai embassy in India has suspended certificates of entry for non-Thai nationals travelling from India.
Iran. The Health Ministry of Iran has also decided to ban all flights to and from India.
Australia. Australia, too, suspended all direct passenger flights to the country. Australian Prime Minister announced the decision on Tuesday, April 27, adding that the ban will be reassessed on May 15.
Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has also added India to its list of countries that pose a great risk of the spread of the new variant of the virus.
Belgium. Belgium has also banned travel from India along with Brazil and South Africa and other countries hugely hit by the new variants of the virus.
Netherlands. All flights to and from India will remain suspended till May 1 in the Netherlands.
Malaysia. The Transport Ministry of Malaysia has halted the entry of Indian nationals. The country is also implementing stringent controls for ships arriving from India at its ports.
Malawi. Malawi’s Minister of Health, has also announced a ban on travellers from India.