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European Countries Indians Can Travel Right Now

If you had been wondering about the European countries Indians can travel to right now, well, this blog is for you!
Europe is one of the best destinations to celebrate your vacation. The variety of landscapes Europe has is just inexhaustible. From majestic mountains to gorgeous seas to breathtaking sceneries to amazing lakes to historic castles to well-preserved museums to timeless monuments to inexhaustible destinations to the boundless number of activities. Try not to miss visiting Europe at least once in your lifetime. And to every at least once, make sure you create the best memories. 

Owing to a surge in Covid 19 cases across the globe, world tourism had shut down for the safety and welfare of travellers. However, with growing awareness in vaccination and personal hygiene, everybody has realised the importance of taking care of oneself. And the world has been waiting for European tourism gates to open. And this blog throws light on the European countries open for tourism from India now. Read through to understand the requirements in detail before you plan your vacation. 

Also Read: Travel to Europe on Budget

Note:

  1. It is highly recommended to get yourself fully vaccinated with Covishield vaccine before you plan your vacation. 
  2. Fully vaccinated is a condition where you will have to have a minimum gap of 14 days after you have taken the second dose of Covishield vaccine before you board your flight. 
  3. Make sure you read through the rules and regulations released by the official website of the country before you plan to travel to keep yourself informed of the recent updates. 

European Countries Open for Tourism from India

Here is the list of 12 European countries Indians can travel right now.

1. Austria

Located in the southern part of central Europe, Austria has joined the list of countries allowing tourists from India. This country gives you the classic European vacation you had been craving for. With historic castles and palaces brimming throughout the country, this is the right holiday destination for you to explore if you love witnessing the time frames of history. This ideal tourist destination has now opened for Indians. Travellers who have been fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine need not undergo any kind of isolation. However, those who have not been fully vaccinated will have to produce a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival and will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine procedure. This process does not hold to children younger than 12 years. 

 

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Read Through: Best time to visit Austria

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2. Croatia

To your question, ‘when will tourism open in India’, this land of gorgeous waterfalls has come as a solution. Well, Croatia is one of the best European countries to visit post pandemic. Indians are allowed to enter the Croatian borders with a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. This growing popular European destination does not demand travellers get vaccinated. Also, the quarantine procedures are not in place and hence you will be able to enjoy your holiday right from day 1. Try not to miss visiting this place in your post-pandemic itinerary. You will discover the undiscovered version of Europe.

 

Croatia Tour Package Starting @ ₹ 52,194

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3. Germany

Located in the western part of Europe, Germany is one of the best countries to include in your Europe tour packages. Right from history to administration, Germany has absolutely been a strong influencer to the world. From currywurst to Rouladen, try every food in Germany – the experience is just unmatched! Get yourself vaccinated by both the doses of Covishield vaccine and take rest for 14 days before you start travelling. This fully vaccinated status is a checkpoint for you to enter the land. If in case you had taken only one dose of vaccine, you need to carry a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel. Indians are eligible for a tourist visa. 

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4. Finland

Located in the Northern part of Europe, this Nordic country is one of the top European destinations, especially the time of the year where the northern lights are made visible. The natural phenomenon just lures travellers for the kind of colour splash nature paints in the blank sky. Rightly called the happiest place on Earth, the fresh air and reindeer sights just gives you unreasonable reasons to fall in love with Finland. You should be fully vaccinated with the recognised second dose of Covishield vaccine at least 14 days before the trip. And if you meet this, you will need to undergo quarantine procedures. But, if you are only vaccinated with one dose, you will have to bring along a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival and also undergo a PCR test on arrival.

 

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5. France

France is one of the most popular European destinations you should definitely visit. The French President Emmanuel Macron on 12th July 2021 emphasised the importance of vaccines and put forth improved measures to enhance tourism with safety. According to the measures, tourists are allowed to hit their favourite destinations, cinemas, bars, restaurants, cafes, transportation hubs and hospitals with the help of a health pass in effect from August 1, 2021. A health pass bears the history of either you vaccinated, recovered from the virus recently or a negative PCR test result. The quarantine procedures are not in place and hence France is one of the European countries open for tourism from India without quarantine. However, it is mandatory to get fully vaccinated and the French government recognises only Covishield.

 

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Also Read: Is France Open for Indian tourists – a detailed insight

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6. Romania

Romania is yet one among the gorgeous countries open for travel from India. Thickly dense forest bordered by the majestic Carpathian Mountains, the medieval towns, beautiful churches, historic castles, classic beach life and what not! This southeast European country is definitely worth the visit. Combine them with your Europe tour packages and you will have the best dimension of Europe exposed. You will have to get fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine before you enter the country. And in this case, you needn’t undergo any quarantine procedures. However, if you are not fully vaccinated, you will have to produce a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Also, Indians are eligible for a tourist visa. 

Also Read: Top tourist attractions to visit in Romania

Romania
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7. Russia

Russia has become one of the best European countries allowing Indian tourists right now. You can apply for a Russian tourist visa which is valid for up to 30 days and roam around the country just the way you like it. Like many countries around the world, the Russian government requires all travellers to submit an RT-PCR test. This test needs to be taken three days prior to your arrival in Russia. In addition to this, you must also take a test at the airport. You can proceed to explore around once you are tested negative. In case you are tested positive, you can proceed with treatment at the local hospital. It is not mandatory to get vaccinated to enter this country. This winter, plan an amazing vacation to Russia and don’t miss to pose before St. Basil’s cathedral!

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8. Spain

Located in the Southwestern region of Europe, Spain has a different version of the European holiday. Spain is synonymous with football and vacation. You will happen to experience the best vacation here. The capital city Madrid along with other cities like Barcelona, Seville, Valencia is extremely well balanced with beautiful sceneries and delicious cuisine. If you are planning for a vacation to Europe, you can blindly include Spain tour packages. Spain has also opened its borders for Indians. It is required to get fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine before you plan to travel. However, if you do not meet the criteria, you will have to bring along a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Indians are eligible for Schengen Visa

Read Through: Is Spain open for Indian tourists? – All you need to know

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9. Switzerland

How about visiting quaint little towns amidst alpine forests with mirror-like lakes? Yes, we’re talking about the spectacular Swiss! Switzerland has opened its borders for ‘fully vaccinated’ Indians. The wait is over now. Got both jabs of the Covishield vaccine? Perfect, then all you need is a valid Schengen Visa, your vaccination certificate, and your backpack! You can enter the country and start exploring around right away as there is no need to quarantine upon arrival if you are fully vaccinated. In addition to this, the country does not ask for you to submit an RT-PCR test report but the airline might require you to carry one to allow you to check-in smoothly. Also, there are no quarantine procedures on arrival if you are fully vaccinated. Be it a honeymoon or a family vacation, I bet this is going to be worth the wait. 

 

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10. Turkey

Turkey is now open for Indians. Isn’t that a great piece of news? Turkey is a dream destination for many Indians. If you’re yearning to visit the Topkapi Palace and taste amazing dishes from Turkish cuisine, plan your Turkey vacation right away! Here are the travel restrictions for travellers from India. It is mandatory to get fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, you will have to undergo a quarantine procedure of 14 days post which you will be tested again. And only if you show up negative in the test, you will be allowed to enter the country. Hence, it is highly recommended to get yourself fully jabbed of both shots. 

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11. The United Kingdom

If you are looking for a classic vacation, you should be visiting the United Kingdom. With a lot of tourist attractions like the Big Ben, Buckingham palace, Kelvingrove gallery, British museum, the United Kingdom is one of the best places to choose for your vacation. This country is now open for Covishield, fully vaccinated Indians. However, the travellers will have to undergo 10 days quarantine in a pre-booked place. RT PCR test should be taken on the 8th day of your quarantine. Your test should give a negative result following which you will be allowed to explore your favourite country. 

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12. Ireland

Ireland is an uncelebrated European destination on its own. Located off the coast of England and Wales, this westernmost island is truly a must include in your European itinerary. Often included along with the United Kingdom and France vacation, Ireland is a hidden gem worth exploring. The grassland and castles will take care of your getaway dreams. Ireland tourism update has announced the resumption of short stay entry visa processing from 13 September, 2021. Get yourself fully vaccinated by Covishield vaccine before you plan to travel to Ireland. In case you are not vaccinated, you will have to carry a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours.

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This is the list of European countries Indians can travel to right now as of 31 August 2021. Pickyourtrail offers intricately manicured Europe tour packages for you to make the best memories! Our customise button is solely made for the better planner in you – customise every single word of your favourite European holiday.

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