India : Covid 19 Update – 18th January 2021
On 16th Jan 2021 , India embarked on the world’s greatest Covid 19 vaccination drive to stop the pandemic.
Indian government has relaxed internal travel restrictions (as part of unlock 5.0 announced on Oct 30th 2020) for step by step opening up post-lockdown. Whilst fresh cases are decreasing sharply 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 95000+ daily infection detection in the month of September, since 20th September the new cases have continued to reduce to about 13,000 in the current week.
You can find the latest numbers here : https://www.coronatracker.com/country/india/
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, Netherlands, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kenya, Canada, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Qatar, Oman, 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..........