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Red and Green Zones | Australia Divides Airports into 2 Sections 

CANBERRA: Australians returning from overseas will be corralled into separate green zones and red zones at the nation’s international airports, depending on the federal government’s ‘Covid risk rating’ of the country they’re arriving from. The government will also nominate ‘green zone routes’ – similar to the New Zealand travel
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CAA To Upgrade | Air Cargo Control Unit At IIA

RAWALPINDI: Aviation authorities have decided to upgrade the air cargo control unit at the Islamabad International Airport. The unit, tasked with profiling inbound and outbound air consignments and identifying and stopping those that may carry illicit substances, was inaugurated in 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Pakistan Country Office, the
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Aeroflot Awarded | 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

MOSCOW: Aeroflot has been awarded with the highest 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by UK’s Skytrax, the leading independent authority on airline and airport quality. СOVID-19 Safety Rating is a new global benchmark for certifying air travel health and safety introduced by Skytrax in 2020, in response to the challenges of the pandemic. Aeroflot has […]
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Oman Air Moves To | New Terminal 1 at Jeddah’s King Abdul-Aziz Int’l Airport

MUSCAT: Oman Air has moved to the new Terminal 1 at King Abdulaziz International Airport, signaling the airline’s ongoing commitment to scheduled passenger service linking Muscat and Jeddah. The transition was marked by an official ceremony attended by His Excellency the Consul General of Oman Mr. Mubarak AlHanai along with a number of Omani and […]
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India Rids Quarantine | Pre-Arrival Tests For Vaccinated Tourists

NEW DELHI: Come February 14, India will toss out mandatory quarantine and pre-arrival Covid PCR tests for all international travelers coming into the country. In place of a pre-arrival negative PCR test result, the new requirement only calls for international travelers to submit their primary vaccination schedule completion certificate. This exemption is available to
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India Wants To Ditch | ‘Gay’ Airport Code

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary panel called on the Indian government to change the ‘GAY’ airport code for Gaya International Airport. It asked government officials to take it up with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). As Gaya is a holy city, they deemed it ‘inappropriate.’ They want it replaced and suggested an alternative code such […]
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Maldives opens its second airport in Lhaviyani | DUBAI, 0 hours, 56 minutes ago

Accessibility to resorts in the Maldives will be significantly improved with the opening of Madivaru Airport this month, as the archipelago celebrates its Golden Jubilee. Flights to and from Male’s Velana International Airport to Madivaru Airport in Lhaviyani Atoll will take just 25 minutes and operate throughout the night. Until now Lhaviyani has been serviced […]
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IATA Urges Govts | Remove All Travel Barriers For Fully vaccinated

GENEVA: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to remove all travel barriers, including quarantine and testing, for those fully vaccinated as Covid-19 continues to evolve from the pandemic to endemic stage.  IATA has also called for: A: Enabling quarantine-free travel for non-vaccinated travelers with a negative pre-departure antigen