Flight changes and travel updates surrounding COVID-19


Latest updates

April 7 2022
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority travel guidelines to take immediate effect
As of April 1, 2022, inbound travel to/from/within Pakistan guidelines have been updated. Only fully vaccinated passengers of age 12 years and above will be allowed to undertake international inbound air travel to Pakistan with limited exceptions. Read the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority's full press release here.

March 16 2022
Restoration of long duration (10 years) regular (paper) tourist visas
The Government of India has decided to restore old valid long duration (10 years) regular (paper) tourist visas for the nationals of USA with immediate effect. Fresh issue of regular (paper) long-duration (10 years) tourist visas has also been restored for US nationals In addition, e-Tourist visas under the three options (one month, one year, and five years), which remained suspended since March 2020, shall stand restored. Read the full press release here.

February 10 2022
Looser restrictions for US travelers to India to begin February 14th, 2022
Beginning February 14, 2022, travelers from the United States to India will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival. Furthermore, RTPCR tests are not required if the traveler has their certificate of completing the full primary vaccine schedule of COVID-19 vaccination. For full details, click here.

December 22 2021
The Netherlands have new entry rules
Starting December 22, 2021, all travelers entering the Netherlands, including those connecting to another flight (transiting) via Amsterdam (AMS), must show a negative NAAT (PCR) test taken no more than 48 hours or an antigen (rapid) test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. Travelers from very high-risk areas must self quarantine for 10 days. In addition, the Netherlands requires all travelers ages 12 and older departing from the U.S. to be fully vaccinated unless otherwise exempt. Visit the Government of the Netherlands here for full details.

December 16 2021
The Ministry of Health of Italy has updated its COVID-19 measures
The Ministry of Health of Italy has tightened restrictions for traveling from abroad, including taking a negative molecular or antigen swab test within 72 hours prior to entering Italy. For full details, visit Italy's Ministry of Health here.

December 6 2021
CDC: New COVID testing requirements for international travel into the US
Beginning December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. Visit the CDC here for full details.

July 20 2021
Canada opening to fully vaccinated!
The Government of Canada announces easing of border measures. Starting August 9th, fully vaccinated American travelers can visit, and starting September 7th international travelers can visit. View full restrictions and travel measures here.

May 10 2021
To assure that your customer’s travel proceeds in a smooth fashion, we recommend that you advise them to reconfirm and/or check the airline departures schedule within 24 hours of their departure for any last minute schedule changes. Click here for more information.

March 31 2021
Latest update from British Airways on their ongoing efforts to help make travel easier
British Airways is here for your clients traveling to India. Your clients can upload their negative COVID-19 test results and other travel documents through the "Manage My Booking" portal on Let your clients preview this process here.

March 17 2021
Americans can visit over 90+ countries
Book your US clients' next flight to several destinations worldwide. Review the full list from MSN Important information from Air India
  • All passengers, including Infants, need to have a COVID report, negative RT-PCR
  • RT-PCR test (COVID TEST) should have been conducted within 72 hours of the flight departure.
  • All passengers will have to fill in the Self Declaration form and need to upload their negative RT-PCR test report online at Air Suvidha Portal prior to scheduled departure
  • All passengers must also carry: Original negative RT-PCR report and print out of the Self- Declaration/PCR done on Air Suvidha
  • All passengers are required to download and install the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones.
Please note that failing to comply with the above mandatory rule may lead to denied boarding.

February 24 2021
Ministry of Civil Aviation: Revised Guidelines for Travel to India, Effective February 22, 2021
To help plan your travel to India, please review these resources:
Guidelines for International Arrivals and Standard Operating Procedure for International Arrivals

January 22 2021
New COVID testing requirements required by the Ministry of Health in Israel and by the US Government
COVID PCR testing requirement for entry to Israel: All arrivals as of January 21st, 2021 for non-Israeli passport holders with approved entry authorizations and all arrivals as of January 23rd, 2021 for Israeli passport holders must also show proof of a negative corona test that was completed within the past 72 hours prior to flight date. As a reminder from the United States to Israel Passengers must have a valid passport all entry permits and an Israeli health form that must be completed prior to airport arrival. The form is available in Hebrew and English. For the most up-to-date regulations visit your local Israeli Consulate Or The Ministry of Health
Additional Information CDC Covid requirements, IATA requirements, and Apply for an Outbound Passenger Clearance Ministry of Health.

January 22 2021
New testing facilities in Mexico

AeroMexico has achieved an agreement with 2 of the biggest lab in Mexico, to offer facilities to our customer to entry in US/CA complying with new regulation.

January 21 2021
Latest COVID updates from Turkish Airlines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that starting on January 26th, all travelers flying to the United States, including U.S. citizens, will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Additional Turkish Airlines resources: Country-Specific entry restriction, current flight plan, for more information visit Turkish Airlines.

January 20 2021
Latest COVID updates from Delta
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that starting on January 26th, all travelers flying to the United States, including U.S. citizens, will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Additional Delta resources: Travel Requirements & Restrictions map, Delta CareStandard, waived the fare difference, change fee waiver. For more information, visit

January 13 2021
Important updates from Air New Zealand

Travel to New Zealand originating in the USA or United Kingdom
If you are travelling from the United Kingdom or the United States and are landing in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on 15 January 2021, you must provide confirmation of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time of the first sector of your journey. The first impacted Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles is NZ 5 on 16January.
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Travel to Australia
Passengers travelling to Australia must be tested for COVID-19 72 hours or less prior to departure, and display evidence of a negative test result. PCR testing is required. Read more
Travel to the United States (including returning US citizens)
The CDC has issued an order on January 12, 2021, announcing the requirement that all passengers arriving to the United States via air must present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure.  The order applies to all passengers entering the US on or after 26January, 2021. Read more

January 13 2021
CDC expands negative test requirements to all passengers entering the United States
Testing requirements are consistent with the current phase of the pandemic to help protect the American public
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September 4 2020
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September 3 2020
Self-Reporting Forms - mandatory for international arrivals to India
All passengers must fill out form before boarding; Exemption request forms optional
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August 19 2020
Latest information on Indian repatriation flights – Vande Bharat Mission
Evacuation flights for Indian citizens extended through October 2020
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August 18 2020
TAP Air Portugal Announces New, Resumed Service
Commencing this fall, TAP Air Portugal will operate new gateways from EWR and LIS in September and will resume service to JFK, SFO, and ORD by October
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August 6 2020

Please be aware that due to the current pandemic, any passengers traveling to Lebanon will need a PCR test

Contact Sky Bird for full details

August 6 2020
August 2020 IATA Travel Requirements for All Countries
Browse the latest COVID-related travel restrictions and rules by country before flying
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July 10 2020
Qatar Airways announces July 13 air operation for Pakistan
Your clients can travel safely from Pakistan
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June 12 2020
Introducing a New Standard of Delta Care!
Delta CareStandardTM, a more conscious, clean, and consistent experience that travelers can expect from the moment they check in to when they reach baggage claim
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June 1 2020
New TSA Security Procedures Designed to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
Updated regulations will reduce physical contact for travelers and agents during airport screenings
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March 27 2020
Domestic, international flight ban extended; to restart from April 14 midnight: DGCA
NEW DELHI: Schedule domestic passenger flights, like international ones, will restart from the midnight of April 14-15, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Friday.
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March 24 2020
Coronavirus impact | India suspends domestic flights
The restrictions shall not apply to solely cargo carrying flights
India has suspended all domestic flights, except solely cargo-carrying flights, effective March 25
"The operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines shall cease operations effective from the midnight that is 23.59 hours IST on 24/3/2020," said a communication from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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