01. 10 countries that are open to Indian travellers right now
As India was struggling with the second wave of Coronavirus, many countries restricted entry of Indian travellers to their countries. However, with the cases gradually declining now, and with the threat of a third wave looming at large, it is advisable that one travels with caution. Subject to certain conditions, some foreign countries are now opening to Indian travellers; however, those arriving from India will either have to provide a negative RT-PCR report, or will be required to undergo quarantine there.So, if you are keen to pack your bags once again, here is a list of 10 countries that are open to Indian travellers right now.
Russia recently resumed flight operations in a move to revive its tourism industry. Travellers will, however, be required to carry a negative RT-PCR test result, which must be issued not less than 72 hours before their arrival. Note, antibody tests will not be accepted.
It’s mandatory to carry a negative PCR test result to travel to Turkey. The test must have been conducted not more than 72 hours before boarding their flight. Also, travellers will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days in locations determined by Turkish authorities. One may also be subjected to random PCR testing upon their arrival.
All travellers ‘regardless of their origin’ can now visit Iceland. A proof of previous infection and recovery or certificate of vaccination (Covishield in India’s case) will even exempt one from providing a negative PCR-test result. However, all travellers will be required to undergo a COVID screening upon arrival, without any exceptions. Travellers will be required to undergo quarantine till one takes another test five days later. If that test result comes negative, your quarantine period will also end.
Serbia’s doors are also open for Indian travellers. But, unlike most countries, where travellers are required to show a negative RT-PCR report, which is less than 72 hours older prior to boarding their flight, Serbia requires one to provide a report that is no older than 48 hours for entry.
Indians can now travel to Egypt, although the number of flights to the country has been reduced. However, you will need to produce an RT-PCR test report that is not older than 72 hours prior to arrival. Travellers are expected to undergo quarantine at their place of stay till they receive a negative test result.
If you want to holiday in Uzbekistan this year, along with providing a negative RT-PCR test report that is not older than 72 hours prior to arrival, they will also be required to undergo quarantine for 14 days.
Indians will need to produce a negative RT-PCR test report that should not be older than 72 hours prior to arrival, to travel to this landlocked country. However, it is advised that travellers should avoid travelling to Kabul for the next few weeks, owing to the rise of COVID cases in the capital city.
09. South Africa
All you need to visit this destination is an RT-PCR test report, which should not be older than 72 hours prior to arrival. As per the reports, if those arriving in South Africa fail to present their negative PCR test as the certificate of proof, they will need to self-quarantine at their own expense.
10. Costa Rica
Indians can now travel to Costa Rica, and will neither need a vaccination certificate or an RT-PCR test report. However, do note that travellers will have to fill out a health pass form upon arrival at the rainforested Central American country.