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List of notifications/circulars/advisory

01 February to 28 February, 2021

Last Updated On Issuing Authority Applicability Nature of directions Copy of notification/source
February 27, 2021 Government of Gujarat Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot The ongoing night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, was to end on February 28. State Government have extended the lockdown until March 15th. This is the fifth extension of the night curfew, which first came into force in November last year after cases rose post Diwali. Read here
February 27, 2021 Government of Maharashtra Amravati State Government have extended the lockdown in the Amravati district until March 8 amid rising cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The officials also said that the situation in the district will be reviewed by March 5-6 to see whether there is any improvement and accordingly further decision will be taken. Read here

February 26, 2021

Odisha Government


With the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government on 26 February 2021 announced a seven-day mandatory home isolation for returnees from 11 states and the union territory of Chandigarh.  The 11 states are Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

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February 26, 2021 Government of Delhi Passengers arriving Delhi from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab

Delhi Government has made it mandatory for people travelling from five states i.e. Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab to get a negative Covid-19 report before entering the state.

The order is applicable to passengers who will be arriving in Delhi by flights, trains or buses. The Covid-19 negative reports should be not older than 72 hours.

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February 26, 2021 Government of Maharashtra Local trains in Mumbai Maharashtra government is considering imposing restrictions again on the local train commuting on suburban trains in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) amid the upsurge in the cases in the region over the last two weeks. The decision is likely after a review of the cases in the next few days and the state government may either reduce the allotted time slots for the general public or completely revoke the permission allowing people working in essential services only. Read here
February 26, 2021 Directorate General of Civil Aviation International flights The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) notified that basis on the instructions of Central government, the ban on international commercial flights has been extended till 31 March 2021. The ban on scheduled overseas flights was to end on 28 February after an eleven-month gap.
Dedicated cargo flights and flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with select countries will continue to operate.
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February 25, 2021 Ministry of Home Affairs India  The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an order dated 26 February 2021 extending the order dated 27 January 2021 (COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution) upto 31 March 2021 Download here
February 24, 2021 Delhi Government  Passengers travelling to Delhi

As per an order issued by the Allahabad High Court dated 22 February 2021, physical hearing of cases will be held in a routine manner from 1 March 2021.

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February 24, 2021 Government of India India

As the next phase of India’s vaccination drive, the government has announced that people above the age of 60 and those above 45 years with co-morbidities will be vaccinated from March 01 at 10,000 government and over 20,000 private vaccination centres. The vaccine will be given free of cost at govt centres

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February 24, 2021 Delhi Government  Passengers travelling to Delhi The Delhi government has announced that travelers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab will have to mandatorily produce negative coronavirus test report to enter Delhi. The new set of rules by will come into effect from 26 February 2021 and will continue till March 15

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Official order not issued yet.

February 23, 2021 Maharashtra Government  Aurangabad A night curfew has been imposed in Maharashtra's Aurangabad from 23 February 2021 night onwards as a precautionary measure amid a surge in coronavirus cases. The night curfew will remain imposed from 11 pm to 6 am. However, essential services will be allowed to function. According to Police, the night curfew may remain in place till 8 March 2021  Read here
February 23, 2021 National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) NCLT All Benches of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) shall start regular physical hearing with effect from March 1, 2021. One Bench at Hyderabad and Benches at Chandigarh, Guwahati, Jaipur, Cuttack, Kochi shall nonetheless continue holding virtual hearing as per schedule. Download here
February 23, 2021 Punjab Government Punjab

The Punjab CM has imposed a set of new restrictions amid the rising cases of coronavirus in the state including the following:

1.      District Collectors authorised to impose night curfew in hotspots in their respective districts, if needed

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February 22, 2021 Maharashtra Government Nagpur Nagpur administration has announced certain restrictions amid a fresh coronavirus spike. The Administration has closed all the weekly markets till March 7, 2021. Additionally, schools, colleges and coaching centres have also been ordered to be closed till March 7. Hotels have been asked to operate only till 9 pm and at 50% capacity. Read here
February 21, 2021 United Kingdom
Passengers travelling to UK The Prime minister of UK has announced a ban on non-essential international travel from and to the country till at least May 17, 2021.

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February 21, 2021 Maharashtra Government Pune The district administration of Pune has announced a night curfew in the city amid a fresh coronavirus spike in the region. No public movement will be allowed in Pune between 11 pm to 6 am except for essential services. the night curfew will be imposed from February22, 2021 to February 28, 2021. Read here
February 21, 2021 Government of India International travelers arriving India from  United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East The Union health ministry had issued updated guidelines for international arrivals amid the spread of mutant variants of coronavirus in many countries. There guidelines are applicable for all international travelers coming/transiting through flights originating from United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. The new SOPs will come into effect from 23.59 hours on February 22 till further orders. Read here
February 21, 2021 Government of Maharashtra Amravati, Yavatmal State Government has imposed one-week complete lockdown in Amravati from February 22, 2021 amid surge in Covid cases. Similarly, State government has also imposed 10 days lockdown in Yavatmal effective February 18 until February 27. Read here
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February 20, 2021 Delhi High Court Functioning of Courts subordinate to Delhi High Court Delhi High Court has decided on February 20, 2021 that all courts subordinate to Delhi High Court shall hold regular physical courts on a daily basis effective March 15, 2021. Download here
February 18, 2021 Telangana High Court Telangana High Court The Telangana High Court on 18th February 2021 has decided to resume physical hearing in the High Court and the subordinate courts, w.e.f. Monday (22nd February 2021), however virtual hearing of cases would continue on a rotation basis.

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February 18, 2021 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mumbai /Maharashtra

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued fresh Covid-19 guidelines on 18 February 2021 for Mumbai as the city witnessed a renewed surge in virus cases. The new Covid-19 guidelines include the following:

  • Any building in Mumbai with more than five active cases of Covid-19 will be sealed.
  • Those in home quarantine will be stamped on their wrists.
  • Anyone found flouting rules will be prosecuted
  • Travellers arriving from Brazil in Mumbai will be institutionally quarantined.

The local administration in several districts of Maharashtra - Amravati and Yavatmal has also imposed certain restrictions on movement including a weekend lockdown in the Amravati district.

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February 17, 2021 Ministry of Civil Aviation International passengers arriving in India The Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued a set of fresh guidelines and SOPs on 17 February 2021, for all international passengers arriving in India which will come into effect from February 23. The SOP states that all international travellers have to submit a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) before their travel. They should also upload a Covid-negative RT-PCR report, with the test having been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger should also submit a declaration regarding the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise. Additional restrictions and guidelines for UK, Brazil and South Africa, Middle East and Europe. Download here
February 16, 2021 Government of Karnataka Passengers travelling to Karnataka The Karnataka government has issued fresh guidelines dated February 16, 2021 for travelers from Kerala to Karnataka in view of the increasing number of Covid cases being reported in Kerala. All those arriving from Kerala and checking into hotels, resorts, hostels, homestays, dormitories, etc. shall compulsorily produce a negative RT-PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours. Owners of the above-mentioned places should ensure that the occupants produce a negative RT-PCR certificate, Download here
February 15, 2021
Passengers arriving in Canada Government of Canada All travelers arriving to Canada by air, as of February 22, 2021, with some exceptions, will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period. With limited exceptions, air travelers, will also be required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel. Travelers will be able to book their government-authorized stay starting February 18, 2021. These new measures are in addition to existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travelers. Read here
February 15, 2021 Government of Gujarat Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot Gujarat government has extended night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot till February 28, in order to curb spread of novel coronavirus. Read here
February 14, 2021 Government of Maharashtra Travelers arriving Mumbai from Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Kerala. Government of Maharashtra in its latest order has imposed travel restrictions for travelers arriving from Kerala. Previously, travel restrictions were imposed on 4 other states - Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi. Travelers are required to get a negative RT-PCR test done within 72 hours before departure. Read here
February 13, 2021 Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India Central Government Employees Basis on the latest OM issued by the Government of India on February 13th, central government employees at all levels are required to attend office on all working days without any exemption to any category of employees. Employees should follow staggered timings to avoid overcrowding in offices/workplaces as decided by the Heads of Department Download here
February 13, 2021
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Offices and other Workplaces

Government has issued SOPs on February 13th which contains preventive measures to avoid spread of COVID-19 in offices/workplaces. It includes several measures including but not limited to the following:

  • Entrance to have mandatory hand hygiene (sanitizer dispenser) and thermal screening provisions.
  • Only asymptomatic staff/visitors shall be allowed entry in the office
  • Meetings, as far as feasible, should be done through video conferencing
  • Any shops, stalls, cafeteria/canteen etc., outside and within the office premises shall follow physical distancing norms at all times.

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February 11, 2021 Madhya Pradesh High Court Matters in MP High Court The Madhya Pradesh High Court has resumed physical hearings from Monday, February 15, 2021 in a hybrid manner at its principal seat in Jabalpur and benches in Indore and Gwalior. Download here
February 10, 2021 Government of Maharashtra Passengers travelling to Maharashtra The Maharashtra government via order dated 10 February 2021 has extended the travel restrictions imposed on passengers travelling to the state from Gujarat, Goa, Rajasthan and Delhi – to passengers travelling from Kerala as well, with immediate effect.
For air travelers, a negative RT-PCR Report (taken 72 hours before the flight) is mandatory and those travelling by road will be screened at the border for symptoms.
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February 9, 2021

Government of United Kingdom

Passengers travelling to United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (UK) government has issued a press release dated 9 February 2021, announcing tougher rules and enforcement measures for passengers travelling to UK, with effect from 15 February 2021 - including the following:

  • All arriving passengers will be required to undertake 2 mandatory COVID-19 tests – on day 2 and day 8 of their 10-day quarantine.
  • Heavy financial penalties and potential imprisonment for non-compliance
  • Anyone arriving who has been in a country on the UK’s travel ban list in the previous 10 days will be required to purchase a quarantine package.
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February 5, 2021

Airport Authority of India/State Governments

Airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kochi

Major Airports of the country have issued specialized guidelines for international travelers arriving to India during pandemic. While Delhi Airport permits international travelers to forego mandatory quarantine if they present a negative certificate of a RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure or on arrival at the airport. Passengers without test results will have to undergo mandatory 7 days of institutional quarantine at their own cost as well as another 7 days of home quarantine, there are few other rules followed at other major Airports of India.

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February 3, 2021

Madras High Court

Matters in Madras High Court

The Madras High Court via notification dated February 4, 2021, has allowed regular physical hearing to resume from February 8, 2021. However, an option of virtual/hybrid mode of hearing will also be available to lawyers.

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February 3, 2021

Jammu & Kashmir High Court

Matters in  Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court passed an order dated February 3, 2021, allowing physical hearing of cases in all districts, subordinate and the tribunal courts in J&K and Ladakh UT's from February 8, 2021.

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February 2, 2021

Government of Kerala


Kerala Government has launched a campaign titled “Back to Basics” in the context of upward trend of COVID cases in the state. The campaign outlines the strategies for prevention and control of COVID-19 with focus on fundamental concepts and strategies which has helped the state previously to control the COVID cases in the earlier phases of Pandemic.

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February 2, 2021

Punjab & Haryana High Court

Matters in Punjab & Haryana  High Court

The chief justice of Punjab & Haryana (P&H) High Court passed an order dated February 2, 2021, to commence physical hearing of cases in a limited manner with

three Benches slated to hear cases physically from February 8, 2021.

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February 2, 2021

Saudi Arabia Authorities

Passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday banned arrivals from 20 countries, including India and the United States, in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.  The ban also applies to travelers who transited through any of the 20 countries in the 14 days.

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February 1, 2021 Bar Council of India Supreme Court of India

As per the press release issued by the Bar Council of India (BCI) dated 1 February 2021, the Supreme Court is planning to resume physical hearing of cases in a limited manner in the next 3-4 weeks.

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February 1, 2021

Maharashtra Government


The Maharashtra government on Friday announced that the Mumbai Local Train services shall resume from 1 February 2021 for the general public with COVID-19 precautions. However, the services will be opened from the first service till 7 am, noon to 4 pm and 9 pm to the last service.

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February 1, 2021

French Government

Passengers travelling to France

All entry into and any exit from France to or from a country outside the European Union will be prohibited unless there is a compelling reason -effective 1 February 2021.

Travelers from the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72h old to enter France.

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