Britain has turned into an international outcast of sorts, thanks to COVID-19 which is assuming more and more menacing proportions as the days go by. Around 50 countries have banned arrivals of passengers from the nation.
The new restrictions are on the advice of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and are imposed "in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 case loads and multiple variants circulating in India," the official said.
Canada has extended its ban on incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan by another 30 days to June 21 as part of a campaign to fight COVID-19, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said.
Emirates Airlines has suspended passenger flights from India effective April 24 until June 30, 2021, according to a statement on its website. Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will also not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE.
Civil Aviation authority said, “In view of the evolving global scenario with the emergence of new variants of Concern', the situation is being watched closely in consultation with all stakeholders."
The Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with 13 cases found in the Netherlands and two each in Denmark and Australia even as more countries imposed travel restrictions to try to seal themselves off.