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Where can Indians travel right now?

Updated on [datetoday]

Huh yes, it’s been a year of the pandemic. And still, travel feels like something to dread, Isn’t it? The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has led many countries to lock their borders for travelers from India. However, there is hope. Yes, here is the list of countries that have opened borders for visitors from the Indian country. Are you tired of dealing with the virus and yearning to travel? If you’re wondering if it will be possible to plan a week in Paris or Iceland? Wanna take a cruise ship or roam around the countryside? How about celebrating Christmas abroad? All you need to do is know the travel requirements and pack your bags. We present to you the list of countries where Indians can travel right now.

Even now, travel is heavily restricted in countries around the world. These countries allow Indians to travel with a specific list of travel requirements and updated restrictions. Vaccine passports are slowly becoming the new trend and few countries have started to accept them as well. This is also a soft reminder to get your jab if you are not yet vaccinated. Here’s the list of countries where Indians can travel right now:

Note:

  1. All countries allowing vaccinated travellers recognises only Covishield vaccine and expects you to get fully vaccinated i.e., you should have a gap of 14 days after your second dose of Covishield vaccine before travelling to those countries.
  2. It is highly recommended to get yourself fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine before you plan to travel as this gives you the right confidence to take up travel in a full fledge.
  3. Check the official website of the country before you plan to travel for keeping yourself informed about the latest updates.

I have an Indian Passport. Where can I travel right now?

Maldives

 

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The beach is calling and are you ready? Yes, the first green signal is from the Maldives! This beach paradise has opened its borders for Indian tourists. Restart all your dreamy beach holiday plans and pack your bags to luxurious beach resorts. Hey Newlyweds, it’s the time for a romantic Maldives honeymoon. The gentle sea breeze will cajole you as you sit by the sunset villa gazing at the beautiful natural phenomenon. Lose yourself in the sound of palm leaves swinging here and there. Relish a romantic candlelight dinner with your special someone and reveal your love. All Indian tourists must submit a negative RT-PCR test taken before 72 hours of entering the Maldives. Vaccination and Quarantine procedures are not mandatory at present. Keep watching this space for more updates on the travel requirements to the Maldives. Meanwhile, why don’t you plan your Maldives Holiday? Check out some amazing deals on Maldives tour packages from India.

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Austria

Austria has 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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Sri Lanka

Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is truly a gem of islands belonging to the Asian continent. With rich diversity in culture, language and ethnicities, this country definitely deserves your attention after the pandemic season. The country’s coconut savoured dishes are a significant reason for you to visit Sri Lanka. However, this country demands you to get fully vaccinated to enter the country. Even after getting fully vaccinated, you should be producing a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Also, you will have to undergo a on arrival PCR test in the hotel. You will be allowed to roam around the country only after testing negative. 

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Switzerland

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 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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Russia

Russia has opened its borders to Indian travellers now. Like many countries around the world, the Russian government requires all travellers to submit an RT-PCR test. This test needs to 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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Spain

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. 

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Egypt

How about greeting the Egyptian mummies early this winter? No, this isn’t a joke. Egypt has opened its borders for Indians. This popular tourism destination only requires a rapid DNA test for COVID-19, which has to be taken upon arrival. The rapid DNA tests results will be shared quickly. And if Indian travellers are positive for COVID-19, you will have to isolate yourself before you proceed inside the country. However, Egypt does not demand you to get vaccinated. You can rent a felucca and roam around the beautiful country. Egypt is blessed with many fun things to do and its waiting for you to explore.

Also read: World’s Most Powerful Passports as Impacted by COVID-19

Start planning your vacation to these above-mentioned countries via the Pickyourtrail website. Beat the lockdown blues and start travelling. Pack your bags to your favourite destination. Plan your Switzerland package from India right away!

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Croatia

Dreaming about the vibe of old city with gorgeous waterfalls? Well, you had been wanting to visit Croatia. 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 the travellers to 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.

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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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France

France is one of the most popular tourist destination you should definitely visit. The French President Emmaneul Macron on 12th July 2021 emphasised on 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. However, it is mandatory to get vaccinated and the French government recognises only Covishield.

Also Read: France reopening for Indians – with more detailed information

Plan your France tour packages with us and you will for sure fall in love with this ‘City of Love.’

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Finland

You should be fully vaccinated with the recognised second dose of Covishield vaccine at least 14 days before the travel. And if you meet this, you will need not 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.

Also Read: The Perfect Finland Itinerary

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Georgia

Sprawled between Asia and Europe, this is one of the best countries you can ever add in your Europe packages. This country’s located by itself is an awe factor – bordered by the Black sea, in the North has Russia and in the South has Turkey and Armenia. Stuffed with gorgeous mountains and pleasant seas, this country is known to have sweetest onions and magnificent waterfalls. Vaccination by Covishield Vaccine is mandatory and should have completed 14 days after the second dose. Indians are eligible for an eVisa.

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Morocco

If your geography text books had inspired you of the Sahara desert, you must definitely visit Morocco. South Africa is the most under rated countries that you can choose for tourism. The Atlantic and Mediterranean seas enclosing the Moroccan land gives the best beach experience. This African country also boasts the best desert experience which definitely is a not to be missed. It has been in the bucket list for so land and now is actually the right time to visit this place. You will be allowed to enter the country without any restriction if you are fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine. However, you will need to produce a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of arrival if incase you fall short from the fully vaccinated category. There are no quarantine restrictions in place and Indians are eligible for a 30 day tourist visa.

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Qatar

To yet another desert country in your bucket list, Qatar could be the most luxurious countries you would ever hit on in your post pandemic itinerary. Controversially, this Arab country also has coastline of beaches. The tall sky scrappers amalgamated with contemporary architecture will surely leave your awestruck. And if you are fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine, you will be able to enjoy Qatar to its fullest from day 1. You will be subjected to an antibody test on arrival. However, if you aren’t fully vaccinated, you will have to undergo a 7 to 10 day quarantine procedure. It is highly recommended to get fully vaccinated before you reach this country.

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Ireland

 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 and you needn’t undergo any quarantine procedures. In case you are not vaccinated, you will have to carry a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours.

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Romania

To visit Romania, you will have to get fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine before you enter the country. And to 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.

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Seychelles

Seychelles is a magnificent stretch of 115 small islands. This archipelago is yet another beautiful option for you to explore post pandemic. The multiple beaches, numerous coral reefs and every other component of nature here is just mesmerising. You will fall in love with the country unconditionally before you return back with happy memories. Again, it is mandatory to get fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine without which you will have to carry along a negative PCR test result taken with 72 hours of departure. Indians are eligible for a non arrival visa.

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Tanzania

Located in Eastern Africa, Tanzania is a vast stretch of land made by the heavens to give you the right amount of refreshment. Home to many national parks and their faunas, Tanzania is definitely a must visit country. Witness the richness and beauty of wildlife here at Tanzania. This country allows unvaccinated travellers without any restriction. There are no quarantine procedures in place. However, you will have to produce a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Indians are eligible for an eVisa.

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United States of America

A posh holiday just awaits you at the United States of America. The US has eased Covid related travel restrictions to the travellers from India. However, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that “Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorised vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. Reconsider travel to India due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime and terrorism.” 

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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. 

Also Read: 8 best places to visit in the United Kingdom

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The United Arab Emirates

A superlative degree in everything, United Arab Emirates is absolutely the right destination for you to visit if you had been looking for a luxurious vacation. Every emirate is a gem of its own. The capital city, Dubai could be nicknamed to be the luxurious capital of the world. This destination is truly a tourist paradise. Indians are now allowed to travel to the Emirate country. However, you should be having a residency permit. Also, you should be fully vaccinated by the Covishield vaccine. Indians are eligible for Dubai tourist Visa. 

Also Read: 7 days Dubai itinerary

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Turkey

 In Turkey, it is mandatory to get fully vaccinated by the Covisield 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 the shots. 

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News Source

  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/switzerland-opens-doors-for-fully-vaccinated-indian-travellers/articleshow/83930721.cms
  • https://www.cntraveller.in/story/these-countries-russia-turkey-egypt-south-africa-are-still-open-to-indian-travellers-ticket-cost/

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