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Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday told the Lok Sabha that the latest Covid19 variant, Omicron is certainly a setback for resuming international travel.

In reply to a query during the Question Hour, Union minister Scindia said, “Omicron is certainly a setback. Therefore, several countries have put different yardsticks to deal with it.”

“Our country has categorised 11 nations as ‘at risk’. The UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel are the ‘at risk’ countries,” a media report quoted Scindia as saying.

Responding to another question by Congress MP Manish Tewari, Scindia said the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Air Transport Association should jointly formulate a common protocol for air travel.

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