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♦ Kerala State Tourism Award for ‘Most Innovative use of Information Technology’

♦ 'Best Inbound Tour Operator Award' from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

♦ Approved by Ministry of Tourism & Accredited by Kerala Tourism

Latest update on Kerala tourism opening: People who have taken at least one dose of Covid vaccine or having Covid negative certificate taken 72 hours before can visit Kerala. Hotels who have vaccinated their staff are opened the hotels in Kerala.

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Is India safe to travel?
Last updated: 07 Oct 2021

India opening tourist visas from 15th November 2021

MHA has decided to begin granting fresh Tourist Visas for foreigners coming to India through chartered flights with effect from October 15, 2021. Foreign tourists entering into India by flights other than chartered aircraft would be able to do so only with effect from November 15, 2021 on fresh Tourist Visas. Foreign tourists can visit India from 15th Nov travelling in scheduled flights.

Is tourism open in India?

Domestic tourism in India is open and people can travel with in the states or from other states. Foreign nationals can visit India for medical and Ayurveda treatments by taking medical visa which is available online. Ayurveda hospitals/ Resorts can do online consultation and give reports which can be submitted to get medical visa. Details for availing medical visa is here https://www.theayurvilla.com/blog/medical-visa-for-ayurveda-travellers-in-india

India roll out massive vaccination drive.

India has begun one of the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccination programmes, the first major developing country to roll out the vaccine, marking the beginning of an effort to immunise more than 1.3 billion people. The Indian health ministry has drawn up plans for 300 million people, almost the equivalent to the population of the US, to be vaccinated by August. Frontline healthcare workers, police and the army have been given priority, with those over 50 and with co-morbidity conditions to follow, all free of cost. India's free shipments of the vaccine began with Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal and will extend to others. India exported 2 million doses of Covid Vaccine to Brazil and Morocco.

The only way to prevent contracting any disease, including COVID, is to develop strong immunity against it. Immunity is a series of steps your body takes to destroy a threat. Vaccination helps to reduce the rate of infection and the acquired immunity prevents spread of Covid and thus helps to get the virus vanished from the country.

The lowest mortality rate of 1.4% and highest asymptomatic figures are Indians. Study conducted in Middle east showed that 68% of the Covid infections in Bahrain and 60% in Qatar are asymptomatic and out of this 30% are Indians. The Indian food has many ingredients such as turmeric, garlic, ginger, pepper and other spices which develop natural immunity. The Indian way of living with highest vegetarians yoga, meditation and spiritual elements helped India to pass through the Corona pandemic much easily with elevated natural immunity, physical, mental and emotional balances.

According to the proposed guidelines for planning a visit to India, international tourists would need to identify a recognised tour operator and arrange for the fixed itinerary with the tour operator for the period they plan to travel. All tourists would either have to present a vaccination completion certificate or a COVID-19 negative report at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel or physically after arrival at the respective airports where such facility is available to get exemption from institutional quarantine. The proposed guidelines also advise tourists to stay informed through their tour operator or from the Ministry of Health’s website about the current COVID status in India and the existing operating procedures/advisories available on the website of the Ministry.

India can resume International travel soon

India’s fatality rate among world’s lowest

Of the total COVID -19 active case load,0.28 % patients are on ventilators, 1.61% patients required ICU support and 2.32% are on oxygen support.
India has one of the lowest case fatality rate globally, which is also steadily decreasing. India’s case fatality rate is also progressively reducing and currently stands at 2.18%, one of the lowest globally and the overall recovery rate for india was 64.54%. the highest rate of recovery is being recorded by delhi at 89.08%, followed by Haryana [79.82%]. Karnataka has the lowest number of recovery rate of 39.36%.

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Is it possible to travel in India during Covid 19

Airlines in India are back into action, as on May 25, the Indian Government allowed domestic airlines to resume operations across the country. As regarding international travel, we need to wait for some time as it is yet to get the green flag.

Now, the decision to travel during the pandemic is entirely your choice, along with your responsibility to ensure your personal safety. Some states have quarantine rules in place, which you also need to check before planning your travel. Further, you need to check if the state you are travelling to, is allowing flights from your state or not.
As India entered the Unlock 2.0 phase, more and more people are gearing up to embrace the new normal, and hence, venturing out to travel.


Standard operating procedure for tourism in India


The global outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill. This is an unprecedented global health emergency with tremendous impact on societies and livelihoods. Travel and Tourism is among the sectors most affected by this crisis but at the same time, Tourism can also be an integral part of the global recovery efforts.

In the COVID 19 aftermath, countries will need to realise a new reality of the tourism and travel industry and make all efforts to shape the sector accordingly. Tourism Businesses will require a re-thinking of how they will operate in terms of hygiene, health and safety to ensure safety of their clients and staff.

The Ministry of Tourism proposes to recommend Protocols covering all service providers and their related activities to tourism and hospitality sectors, to ensure a safe and prepared approach for a post-COVID 19 revival.

The protocols/guidelines are applicable to service providers engaged in management of both international and domestic tourists. These include, the following in the tourism supply chain:
• Travel Agents
• Tour Operators (Inbound, Domestic & Adventure)
• Tourist Transport Operators
• Tourist Facilitators / Guides


They have been prepared with primary focus on identifying and mitigating risks for the service provider and for ensuring necessary safety and hygiene practices in interaction with travelers. Minimizing all possible touch points by use of digital technology has been one of the guiding principles for the guidelines. This would not only help in reducing the risk but also make traceability of the guest easier in case a situation in future warrants so.

The protocols would include the requirements that each sub-sector or tourist activity would need to comply with in terms of health and hygiene. The same could be adapted by States/UTs based on their tourism products and service capacity.



Corona virus update - Kerala, India - Apr 27th 2020


India - worlds largest democracy has succeeded in containing the Covid with a very low mortality rate.

The below figures shows India has the lowest mortality rate from COVID 19 virus.


Country Confirmed deaths (absolute) Population (in millions) Deaths per million
Belgium 6,917 11.42 605.58
spain 22,902 46.72 490.16
Italy 26,384 60.43 436.6
France 22,614 66.99 337.59
United Kingdom 20,319 66.49 305.6
Netherlands 4,409 17.23 255.88
Ireland 1,063 4.85 219.02
Sweden 2,192 10.18 215.26
Switzerland 1,599 8.52 187.75
United States 53,846 327.17 164.58
Portugal 880 10.28 85.59
India 825 1,352.62      0.61 👈

Survey time period: April 26, 2020.


India’s 21-day lockdown may have successfully suppressed the epidemic. Social distancing is one of the best ways to slow the epidemic.

India may have protective characteristics against Covid-19. Researchers have proposed that the low share of elderly in the population, the high temperatures and humidity in India, widespread BCG vaccination for tuberculosis, or resistance to malaria have helped India escape the brunt of the pandemic.

The spicy Indian foods contain ingredients such as turmeric, garlic and ginger which boost the immunity naturally. Kerala state in India where the alternative medicine Ayurveda originated which has treatments based on extracts from herbal medicinal plants and oils.

India is home of yoga and many are practising pranyama (breathing excercise) which expands the capacity of lungs and prevent from Pneumonia.

Is India safe to travel?


Why India will become a sought after destination post corona?

1) The future travel trends after Corona infections would be leisure + healthcare tour and India being the home of Ayurveda and Yoga would become the wellness hub of world.

2) People prefer to travel independently with out using public transports while going for vacation. India still has cheap and affordable private car tours with english speaking chauffeurs and many will prefer to have all inclusive private car tours to protect from Covid.

3) There are 30 million out bound travellers from India every year and this year many prefer to have domestic tours with India. States like Goa, Kerala will get a good chunk of domestic travel.

4) The Indian big fat weddings limited to 10 people for the ceremony and the part of the big amounts saved would be spend for Luxury honeymoon in Indian destinations.

Is India safe to travel?



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