New Delhi: As coronavirus cases continue to decline in India, after a protracted battle against the deadly second wave of COVID-19, several countries have opened their doors to travelers from India. So, it’s time to pack our bags and fly to our favorite place mates! Also read – 5 Quirky Places in Uttarakhand You Should Explore After COVID Lockdown
Check out the list of countries open to Indians now
Now, Indian travelers can visit Turkey, one of the most popular tourist destinations. However, tourists must follow a strict 14-day COVID quarantine rule upon arrival. In addition, travelers will be required to undergo an RT-PCR test on day 14 and may leave the quarantine facility after testing negative. Come on, pack your bags! Also Read – Latest International Flight News: Dubai To Resume Flights From India ON THIS Date
If you are planning to travel to Russia, the good news is that it is now open to travelers from India. You can apply for a tourist visa valid for up to 30 days for single or double entry. Please keep in mind that tourists entering the country must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test report issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Moscow and St. Petersburg are must visits in Russia. As the cases of Covid in Russia have increased recently, it is advisable to book your tickets only if the situation is under control. Also Read – International Flights: Air India Express Now Operates First Flight Service To Dubai With Fully Vaccinated Staff
Indians can now travel to Egypt, according to a report. There are currently restrictions for tourists arriving in the coastal governorates of the Red Sea, southern Sinai and Matruh, to travel to other governorates of Egypt. What are the COVID requirements? Well, health check-ups will be done on arrival in Egypt and all passengers have to fill out a health declaration. In addition, according to reports, all passengers will be required to present a negative RT-PCR test, no more than 72 hours from August 15.
If you are planning a trip to Serbia, please note that passengers must provide a negative RT-PCR test performed up to 48 hours before departure. Does not apply to passengers under 12 years old. Some of the attractions in Serbia include the Church of St Sava, the House on the Drina, the Studenica Monastery, the Town Hall of Subotica and Kalemegdan, among others. There are only a limited number of flights operated by Lufthansa and KLM Royal Dutch from Mumbai to Belgrade.
For Iceland, a valid vaccination certificate and negative PCR test on arrival are mandatory for all tourists, according to reports. On arrival, a COVID-19 screening test will be done at the border but these people are exempt from quarantine, whose test is negative. However, you must be fully vaccinated with EU approved vaccines, including Covishield by AstraZeneca. According to an article in News18, a company called Pure Luxe by KFT provides private charters and land packages to the country as India does not have an Air Bubble Pact with the country.
According to a press article, any Indian citizen at destination and holding a valid visa for CIS countries (except Russia) can travel to Uzbekistan. However, travelers must present a negative PCR test performed no later than 72 hours before arriving in the country. Quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days is mandatory.
Any Indian national traveling to any country in Africa and holding a valid visa can travel to Rwanda. Regarding COVID-related requirements, all passengers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload their negative COVID-19 test certificate prior to arrival. Upon arrival, each traveler must go to a government-designated hotel for a second COVID-19 test. Find the Passenger Tracking Form and the list of designated transit hotels at www.rbc.gov.rw.