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    France eases travel restrictions for seven countries, including UK

    The post France eases travel restrictions for seven countries, including UK appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. France has announced that it is easing travel rules for seven countries outside the European Union, including Britain, saying trips to and from them would no longer need to be justified by essential reasons. The French government had from 31 January banned all travel outside the EU without a valid excuse to limit the spread of Covid-19 variants in the pandemic. But due to the changing pandemic situation, it will no longer be necessary to prove a compelling reason for travel to or from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore,…

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    India unveils economic aid package for Maldives, including $500 mn connectivity project and cargo service | Latest News India

    India on Thursday unveiled a $500-million package to help the Maldives build a connectivity project linking its capital Male with three islands, and provided $250 million as budgetary support to help the Indian Ocean archipelago cope with the Covid-19 crisis. A new cargo ferry service will be launched between the two countries, and people familiar with developments said this will help India replace other countries to become the Maldives’ top trade partner. An air travel bubble between the two sides will become operational from August 18, and India also renewed quotas for supplying essential commodities to the Maldives during 2020-21. The measures were announced during a virtual meeting between external…