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Avoid non-essential travel abroad


Centre’s advisory lists high-risk countries


A fresh travel advisory issued by the Centre in the backdrop of the Covid-19 outbreak has advised Indians to avoid non-essential travel abroad. The two-point note strongly advises against travel to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, Spain and Germany.


The advisory notes that more than 100 countries across the world have now reported cases of Covid-19. “People traveling to these countries or people who have travelled abroad might come in contact with people affected with Covid-19 during their stay or even while in transit at airports. Within these countries, a few countries have reported a very large number of cases and deaths, putting passengers from these countries particularly at a higher risk of infection,” it says.


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