Republic Of Ireland Allows Tourists From 15 Countries; India Not On The List

by Drishti
Republic Of Ireland Allows Tourists From 15 Countries; India Not On The List

As countries are starting to open their borders for tourists, the Republic of Ireland, too, has released a ‘green list’ that has names of 15 countries. The tourists from these countries will be allowed to travel without the need to self-isolate once they reach the destination. After India was excluded from the European ‘green list’, it has not been included in Republic of Ireland’s list as well.

Countries Included In The ‘Green List’

While the list is said to be revised every fortnight, it currently includes Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino. These destinations have made it to the list because they have similar or lower infection rates compared to Ireland. As per multiple news reports, the Irish government’s review is based on advice from officials including the country’s  public health experts. Countries like Great Britain, Spain, France, and Portugal have also been excluded from the list. On the other hand, Northern Ireland continues to be exempted from restrictions. Meanwhile there are numerous countries that have already declared themselves covid-free.

Also Read: Ireland Opens For Tourism, Here’s A 6-Day Itinerary Perfect For Social Distancing

What All Countries Is India Excluded From Currently

People from India are currently not allowed to travel to countries that form European Union. This restriction is attributed to the rapidly growing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Meanwhile, the Indian government has recently announced flights to US and France. These special travel corridors, called ‘air bubbles’, are not open to all Indian citizens, and only allow people with exceptional cases to travel from or to India.

Also Read: Here’s How ‘Air Bubbles’ Will Help Indians Travel To International Destinations

Delhi Airport Issues New Guidelines For International Passengers

The Delhi airport has also issued an extensive set of guidelines for international passengers. All the passengers arriving to the capital will undergo thermal screening. They will be required to undertake 7 days of institutional quarantine, followed by a week of home-quarantine. The cost of institutional quarantine must be borne by passengers themselves.

The number of Covid-positive cases in the country are increasing at an alarming rate. If this continues, making it to the ‘green list’ of many countries seems like a far-fetched reality at the moment.