The Union authorities on Thursday stated it has been taking on the difficulty of journey restrictions for Indians with overseas governments as the Covid-19 situation within the nation has improved significantly, including some optimistic steps on this regard and more nations are doubtless to normalise the movement of individuals.
“With the improvement in the Covid situation in India, we have been taking up with foreign countries the issue of easing travel restrictions for Indians. We believe that this is an important element towards economic recovery,” Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the ministry of exterior affairs, was quoted as saying on Thursday.
The remarks got here at a time when many individuals, particularly college students learning in universities in international locations like China, Italy and others, struggled to journey again due to the continuing restrictions.
“There have been some positive steps in this direction and we would hope that more countries take steps to normalise the movement of people from India,” Bagchi stated, reiterating a requirement that the ministry has been making with these nations ever for the reason that quantity of every day new infections diminished following the lethal second wave of Covid-19 in India.
Earlier within the month, the ministry made a similar statement and stated it anticipated many international locations to ease the journey restrictions for Indians as the Covid-19 situation had “vastly improved” then. “As we have said earlier, we hope that with the vastly improved Covid situation in India, countries would ease restrictions for travel from India. We have been taking up this issue with foreign partners wherever possible,” Bagchi stated on July 8, whereas responding to a query about difficulties confronted by Indian residents travelling overseas. He had additionally highlighted conferences held by exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar and minister of state V Muraleedharan to resolve the difficulty.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday prolonged its ban on worldwide flights from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka owing to pandemic considerations.
At the height of the second wave, the quantity of every day new Covid-19 infections in India had elevated alarmingly and over 4,00,000 circumstances have been reported every day. The infections have been pushed partially by the Delta variant of Covid-19.
On Thursday, the nation registered over 41,000 new circumstances and 507 fatalities. So far, 3,12,57,720 circumstances and 4,18,987 deaths have been recorded within the nation.
(With inputs from PTI)