Six Countries That Have Lifted Travel Restrictions For India

Six Countries That Have Lifted Travel Restrictions For India
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During the second wave of coronavirus that swept India, several countries across the globe levied travel restrictions for India. As cases dip, six countries have lifted travel restrictions. However, COVID-19 protocols are still in place.

“The travel and hospitality vertical has experienced a nosedive due to the rioting spread of the coronavirus. People toiling in the business had to bite the dust due to it”, quotes Yuvraj Jain, a travel blogger from Indore. Mrinalini Sinha, a section officer from the Ministry of Travel in Lucknow states, “The pervasive coronavirus doesn’t seem to decamp and the hospitality line of work has tremendously hampered. Many companies gave some people their cards due to lack of opportunities.”

Which documents do you need to avoid travel restrictions?

South Africa

The documents required to travel to South Africa from India include an RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. In case of non-fulfilment, the tourist will have to quarantine at their own expense.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica greets the Indian tourists with the exemption of an RT-PCR test report and a vaccination certificate. Although it is mandatory for the traveller to fill a health pass form after their advent into the country.


One of the best-loved vacation spots for Indians, Mauritius reopened on July 15. Here the tourists need to take an RT-PCR test, followed by a 14-day quarantine to be able to holiday here.

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A plethora of tourists and students studying in Russia that travelled to India, have been grounded due to the ban. But now that they can travel back, the country will demand a negative RT-PCR test report that is to be issued within 72 hours. Antibody tests will not be taken into consideration.


Travellers coming into the country will have to carry a negative RT-PCR test report which should be procured within 72 hours. In areas that the authorities have governed, vacationers will undergo a 14-day quarantine. Random testing is also conducted regularly.


After a hiatus from allowing Indian passengers, UAE has finally lifted the ban. Indian tourists will be required to carry an RT-PCR negative report issued within 48 hours from a certified lab. Only passengers with the negative RT-PCR report will be permitted into the country with a QR code that is linked to the report. The travellers will have to undertake a form with signature for 10-day hotel/home quarantine and then will have to undergo testing upon arrival, followed by another test on the 4th and 8th day. The DXB COVID-19 app has to be installed into the phones through which the guests can book appointments for the tests and check the test status.

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