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Rosefinch Sarovar Portico launched in Bhimtal with 35 rooms

Headed by a team of industry veterans, Sarovar manages 85 operational hotels in 55 destinations in India and overseas, under Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, Hometel brands. As part of its expansion in the leisure segment, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts announces the signing of a new hotel in Bhimtal, Uttrakhand. Executive Chairman, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts […]

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Arrangements are in place for international tourists to get to their home countries – Sri Lanka to allow charter flights to fly out remaining tourists on request

As of 25th March, there are approximately 18,093 international tourists in the country according to immigration authorities; and Sri Lanka Tourism is closely working with the Foreign Ministry and respective embassies/high commissions to arrange necessary facilities. Though arrivals are suspended into the country, all departures are supported and Srilankan Airlines operates departure flights daily to UK, […]

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Domestic flights to cease operations from midnight on March 24

All commercial domestic flights had been ordered to cease their operations from 11.59 pm on Tuesday, March 24. They had been further directed to plan and schedule their current operations so that they land at their destinations by 11.59 pm on March 24. The only flights exempted from this order were the fights which only […]

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Government extends ban on international commercial airlines flying to India till April 15

India has extended the ban on international commercial airlines operating to India till 18.30 GMT on April 14 (April 15 India time). Earlier, the ban on international flights to and from India was till March 29. The extension of the ban on scheduled commercial international flights is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring a […]

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Nepal COVID-19 lockdown extended till 7 April

The Nepal government decided on Sunday, 29 March to extend its national lockdown by another week till midnight April, and to continue the ban on all domestic and international flights till 15 April. The Cabinet made the decision on recommendation of the Coronavirus Control High-level Task Force headed by Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel based on the […]

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Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Stranded in India’ portal to help foreign tourists stuck in various parts of India

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, with an aim to extend support to the foreign tourists who are stranded in India, has come up with a portal to disseminate information regarding the services that can be availed by foreign tourists who are stuck far away from their home land. The portal is titled ‘Stranded […]

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Sikkim government suspends issuing ‘Inner Line Permit’ till further order in wake of coronavirus spread

The Sikkim government has suspended issuing Inner Line Permits (ILP) to foreign nationals to prevent any incidences of deadly coronavirus in the state. The state home department issued a notification on 05 March for the purpose. “In view of rapid spread of coronavirus, no ILP may be issued to foreign nationals, including those from Bhutan, […]

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Sri Lanka imposes Visa Restrictions

Having considered the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19) infection throughout the world, Sri Lanka imposed several visa restrictions for the foreigners arriving in the Country. Please note that “On arrival Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)” facility for foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka through Normal / Ordinary passports are temporarily suspended from 14.03.2020, 1200 pm (Sri Lanka Time) […]

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Nepal government puts all tourist visas on hold and cancels all spring climbing expeditions

The Nepal government, late Thursday night, decided to temporarily stop issuing on-arrival tourist visas to all countries and has put an end to all spring mountaineering expeditions, including Everest ascents. The decision comes a day after the World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic and urged countries to take precautionary measures. As per […]

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Coronavirus: Bhutan bans tourists after first case

Bhutan said on Friday (March 6) that it had banned the entry of tourists for two weeks after it confirmed its first case of the coronavirus in a tourist who arrived from neighboring India. The tiny Himalayan kingdom, which is heavily reliant on high-end tourism for foreign exchange, said a 79-year-old American who entered by […]

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