IATO welcomes Govt's announcement easing Covid-related restrictions on foreign travellers

Urges for early resumption of the normal schedule of International Flight Operations as per bilateral agreements

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has thanked the Government for revising guidelines and removing the clause of 7 days quarantine for all nationals. Besides, we welcome the removal of the list of high-risk countries as that will be highly beneficial for tour operators as the list had countries that are key source markets.  

IATO requests that in view of falling Covid19 cases the guidelines may further be relaxed in the next 10 days by removal of e visa restriction. IATO thanked Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism, and the entire team in the Ministry for supporting the tourism industry and assistance provided in getting the guidelines revised from MoHFW.  

“We would further urge for early resumption of the normal schedule of International Flight Operations as per bilateral agreements which were in force before March 2020. Presently there are only limited air bubble flights that are operating to some selected countries and airfares are exorbitant. Once normal international flight operation is resumed, airfares will come down drastically, and this will boost the arrival of foreign tourists to India,” shared Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO.



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