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Netherlands Lifts Ban On Passenger Flights From India; Travellers To Test COVID Negative Before Departure

Ever since the second wave of the coronavirus virus swept the nation, the government and healthcare workers are striving hard to control the spread of this virus. Many countries banned flights from India. The Indian government took stringent measures with several state governments enforcing lockdowns or curfews to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and there has been a drop in Covid cases. And now, Netherlands has lifted the ban on passenger flights from India. But travellers must test Covid negative before departure. Read on to know more.

The Netherlands Removes Ban On Passenger Flights From India
Good news for international travellers, the Netherlands lifted the ban on Indian passenger flights from June 1, 2021. As per the official release, the Dutch government had enforced the ban on April 20, 2021, and has lifted the ban on June 1, 2021. Now, passenger flights from India will be able to enter the Netherlands effectively. However, the Indian government continues to enforce the international flight ban till June 30, 2021. This is to ensure that the drop in covid positive cases continues and India can be coronavirus free. Travellers from India can enter the Netherlands again but they must test Covid negative before departure and follow all quarantine rules on arrival.

But let us inform you that these restrictions do not apply to international all-cargo operations flights that have been approved by DGCA. Earlier, international flights were first banned in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then this ban has been extended multiple times. We sure hope that other countries too continue to lift their ban on Indian flights and once again, things go back to how they were before, free and without the worry of a virus.

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