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Written by Khusboo Mehta on April 10, 2021 Share on

Countries Open for Travel & Tourism in April 2024

With the trend ‘new-normal’ being normalized above the saturation, reality hits hard saying we are  after all social animals craving for pleasures where travel is just a mandatory thing. Many borders weren’t welcoming the virus and hence shut its gate on face to protect its citizens. With vacations  constantly being procrastinated, there has been a constant progress in 2021 since every unknown  boom has become a known bang. With the holiday friendly destinations, you can travel right now  being extra careful on their customer’s safety, the travelers also make it extra easy to them by being  precautious. And to celebrate travel in such an era will make it extra special because you will be busy  exploring the world while the whole world just see you explore it from their homes. 

Top Destinations Open for Travel and Tourism

In countries open for tourism in April, here are the top picks you shouldn’t miss this season.


Maldives is open for tourism
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With Maldives having its hype as always, this being the top holiday friendly destination you can travel  right now is a no surprise thing. With tourism fully opened in Maldives, it allows you to enjoy it completely except for the fact that all your photos will bear the scars of pandemic – masks and gloves!  Any country you might belong to, you will have to take the negative COVID – 19 test result along with  you. A quarantine post reaching Maldives is not necessary and you can explore every corner of it from  day 1 itself. There is partial lockdown in Maldives, but it will not affect your to do list. The shopping is  fully open, and few practical restrictions are enforced in public transports, restaurants and during celebrations to protect their tourists from the killer virus. Book your Maldives trip now!


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Top tourist attractions: Attractions like the Male Atoll, Sun Island, Banana Reef, Hp Reef, Fihalhohi  Island are open for visitors.

Quarantine Restriction: No quarantine.

Documents to carry: A recent Covid – 19 negative test report (should be taken within 3 days before  arriving at Maldives)

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Greece is open for tourism
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The turquoise waters are ever welcoming and this falls to be one of the best countries open for tourism  in April. Greece is open for tourism partially and carrying a negative COVID – 19 test result is  mandatory. A self-isolation of 7 days is all you will need to undergo. With local transportation being  operational, there are measures taken in local restaurants and shopping hubs to which you will be  thankful later. The borders are expected to open after 19th April and hence become one of the  countries open for tourism from India. 


Top tourist attractions: Acropolis of Athens and other museums are open effectively from July 15, 2020. 

Quarantine Restrictions: Yes, self-isolation of 7 days is mandatory. 

Documents to carry: A negative PCR report before 72 hours of arrival.


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Turkey is open for tourism
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With 35 million visitors happily tasting the rich culture of Turkey every year, this pandemic should not  leave Turkey behind in the list. Tourism again like Greece is partially allowed in Turkey and the  shopping is fully open without any restrictions which means the whole of Istanbul’s grand bazaar  is yours. Celebrations are partially allowed, and the restaurants and the transportation are operating  with partial restriction to keep you safe. This falls to be one of the countries open for travel from India  and all you will need is a negative Covid test taken 72 hours before the departure is mandatory, and  the quarantine restriction depends on you showing certain symptoms of Corona and the country you  belong to. 

Top tourist attractions: Though top attractions like Turkish baths, amusement parks and hookah  lounges remain closed, visiting Cappadocia, Fethiye, Mardin, Mersin, Assos, Cunda, Datca could be a  great idea. 

Quarantine restriction: Depends. 

Documents to carry: A negative PCR report before 72 hours of arrival. 


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United Arab Emirates 

UAE is open for tourism
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The UAE is completely open for tourism and had officially opened its borders from July 7, 2020. A  negative PCR test report taken before 72 hours from arrival to UAE is mandatory. There are partial  restrictions on the restaurants and transportation for your own good. The shopping hub is open and the UAE experiences partial lockdown which might not affect your itinerary.  


Top Tourist attraction: Burj Khalifa, Mall of the Emirates, Wild Wali, Jumeirah are open. 

Quarantine restrictions: Yes, self-quarantine required for some travelers depending on the symptoms. 

Documents to carry: A negative PCR report, tested before 96 hours of arrival.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is open for tourism
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Sri Lanka opened its borders from 21st January 2021 with a set of protective restrictions. The lockdown  is in effect partially and the tourism authority has introduced a new concept called the bio bubble  wherein the tourists can sightsee without interacting with the local population. Passengers with  business and tourist visas can enter the country but you will have to quarantine yourself for 14 days on  arrival. The restaurants and the transportations operate with restrictions to avoid the spread of Covid  – 19. You will have to carry negative PCR test reports and you will be subjected to a PCR test on arrival. 


Top tourist attractions: Places like Nuwara Eliya, Colombo, Yala National park and much more  attractions are open to visitors with the bio bubble agreement. 

Quarantine restrictions: Yes, a self-quarantine of 14 days. 

Documents to carry: A negative PCR test report taken recently however you will be subjected to a PCR  test on arrival.


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Seychelles is open for tourism
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Seychelles are completely open for tourism. A negative PCR test report taken within 72 hours of arrival  is mandatory. A 5-day quarantine of tourists is done and on the 5th day, the tourists are subjected to  PCR Covid – 19 tests. The bars, nightclub and the casinos remain closed due to a night curfew which  is prevalent from 10pm to 4am. However, the transportation, restaurants and shopping centres are  fully operational so that you could make the maximum exploring in Seychelles during the daytime. 


Top tourist attractions: Attractions like Baie Lazare, Curieuse Island, Aride Island, Mahe Island are  allowing tourists in a full wing. 

Quarantine restrictions: Yes, 5 days of quarantine with a PCR Covid – 19 tests on the 5th day.

Documents to carry: A negative PCR report before 72 hours of arrival.

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Thailand is open for tourism
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An official passport for a maximum stay of 90 days is needed, says the country open for tourism from India – Thailand. The lockdown is partially in effect and quarantining for 14 day is mandatory. And if  you’re vaccinated, a 7-day quarantine will be sufficient. Celebrations are partially allowed. Local  transports, restaurants and shops are operating with restrictions. A negative PCR test report is  required irrespective of the country you are from.

Top tourist attractions: Top Museums have begun to reopen. The Beaches and national parks are also  open but are imposed with restrictions to prevent effective spread of CoronaVirus. 

Quarantine restriction: Yes, 14 days of quarantine is mandatory. If you’re vaccinated, you will just  need 7 days of quarantine. 

Documents to carry: A negative PCR test report taken within 72 hours of arrival is mandatory. 

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Countries open for Tourism in April around the World

North America

Bahamas, Basseterre, Bermusa, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

South America

Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru


Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Combo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine


Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, United Arab Emirates

These countries are open for tourism with restrictions for the safety of the travelers. Any country you  travel to demands a negative PCR test report taken 3 days before the travel. The other countries which  are not mentioned on the list might allow travel. But as of (10/4/2021), the restrictions imposed  are high/either banned. Visit the official country website to know the recent updates and  requirements. The masks, sanitizers and gloves are as important as you. Take them along to stay away from the killer Covid – 19. 

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