India : Covid 19 Update – 19th October 2020
Indian government has relaxed internal travel restrictions (as part of unlock 4.0 announced on Aug 30th 2020) for step by step opening up post-lockdown. Whilst fresh cases are still increasing rapidly, since 20th September the number of recoveries has been consistently greater than the new infections & also the rate of infections have started reducing.
While India was experiencing 96000+ daily infection detection, since 20th September the new cases have reduced to about 62,000 on 19th october.
On 20th September, for the first time the new infection numbers have fallen behind the daily recovery numbers. This probably indicated for the first time that the country has passed peak infections.
While domestic travel is opening up cautiously & gradually, we strongly believe that this is not the time to consider leisure travel in India.
We are monitoring the emerging scenarios and the unfolding COVID guidelines being issued by the Government of India. Rules and regulations are changing frequently. Please be assured that we will advise you correctly on the travel possibilities and steps that need to be adhered to stay safe.
India now has air bubble arrangements with 15 countries including the US, UK, Germany, France, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Kenya, Canada, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, Ukraine and UAE.
For other countries international travel has been prohibited under Ministry of home affairs' orders till further notice.
To travel tomorrow, we have to stay safe today..........