COVID-19 ban on travel: India urges countries to normalize travel

Indian Government on Thursday urged the countries that had cut travel links with it given the surge in covid-19 cases in April and May, to normalize travel with India. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said “the some initial steps had been taken by countries in the direction and the government would continue to accord this high priority.” He also stated, “India’s National Health Authority was planning an event at which India would look at sharing details of its indigenously developed CoWin app which was produced and associated with the Government of India that had been used extensively to keep track of India’s vaccination drive.

On possible exports of the vaccines from India to the neighbouring countries like – Bangladesh. On countries lifting the travel restrictions which they had imposed on India also at the start of a brutal second wave of covid-19 infections earlier this year, the spokesperson further added, “The government would hope that as the COVID-19 situation continues to improve in our country India, the other countries would take steps to normalize the travel with India…” He added, “The government have seen and will take some initial steps in this regard. The government will continue to prioritise this issue.”

Earlier in India the cases of covid-19 in India were rising in April-May with the country averaging more than 0.3 million to 0.4 million cases along with the daily death toll touching 4,600 plus on one day which was a global record. Daily infections have now fallen below 60,000 cases per day and several parts of the country that had been under lockdown are now cautiously re-opening.