Traveling abroad has become quite a task since the Covid-19 pandemic. Every country has its guidelines that one must follow in order to have a safe trip. If you are planning to travel to the UAE, Singapore or Kuwait, it is recommended that you check the new guidelines. There are some changes to the protocols for travel to these countries.
Singapore Travel Guidelines
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has changed its guideline for inbound passengers via vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) flights from February 22, 2022. According to a report from Mint, passengers are required to show their travel history for the past 7 days. It used to be 14 days. If the passenger has been in Singapore in the past 7 days, their stay in Singapore will count towards the required 7 days travel history.
Travel Guidelines UAE
The UAE has also upgraded the guideline for people traveling from India. The Indian passengers who have vaccinated both doses are now clear of RT-PCR testing before departing for their journey to India from the UAE. Air India Express tweeted this information on February 19. Passengers will also be guided to upload the covid-19 vaccination certificate issued in India on the Air Suvidha portal. Others must carry a negative report of the COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate and also upload it on the Air Suvidha portal. The negative notification must be before 72 hours of travel.
After the trip, passengers will undergo a thermal screening and if found to be symptomatic, they will be treated according to the new guidelines.
Kuwait Travel Guidelines
After Singapore and the UAE, Kuwait has also updated its travel rules. Air India Express also posted the new guidelines for passengers going to Kuwait. Under the updated rules, passengers (except visas on arrival) with valid travel documents are allowed to enter the state of Kuwait despite their vaccination status.
It is recommended to check the details of the updated guidelines before going to any of the above countries.
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