The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that was first reported in India has now spread across the world. To contain the spread of the Delta variant, many countries are continuing their ban on India. Did you know that the deadly variant is responsible for 90% of the cases in the UK now? In lieu of the threat, only a few countries are opening their doors to travellers from India leaving the students in stagger. But if you are planning to travel abroad right now, here’s what you should know.
Indians Can Enter These Countries Without Quarantine
Indians can now travel to Russia, Serbia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan without the mandatory quarantine. However, they will still need a negative RT-PCR test report to enter these countries. Find all the details about travelling to these countries here.
Soon, you can check-in using digital #VaccinePassport on select .@lufthansa routes. You can also contact airline’s service centre to check whether you have all travel documents 72 hours before flying. #GoDigital #TravelNews
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— Indian Eagle (@indianeagle) June 18, 2021
Travel Rules For Indians Travelling To Turkey, Germany, South Korea & US
However, have you been planning to travel to Turkey, South Korea, the US, and Germany for work or education? If yes, here are the latest rules.
Turkey: Any passenger travelling from India should undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine from Turkey. A negative RT-PCR test report is also a must to travel to Turkey. Indians Can Now Travel To Russia, Turkey & 4 More Countries On Tourist Visa; Details Here.
South Korea: South Korea has eased relaxed travel rules for Indians. They have done away with the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers who have received both doses of the Covishield vaccine. However, those vaccinated with Covaxin will still have to undergo the mandatory quarantine as the vaccine is not on WHO’s emergency list.
Amb @ranganathan_sr spoke about the need for upholding the rules-based international order, respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, while enabling pursuit of sustainable peace and inclusive development at the Ambassadors’ roundtable held at #JejuForum2021@MEAIndia pic.twitter.com/x5okQIgsmS
— India in ROK (@IndiainROK) June 26, 2021
US: While the US has not lifted its ban on Indians, students can travel to the country. Some other national interest exception categories are also allowed to travel the US. COVID-19 vaccination is not a mandate to travel to the US but some universities may demand vaccination. Indian Students Shell Out Whopping ₹2 Lakhs For One-Way Ticket To Canada.
Students: Need an earlier appointment date? We will open additional July appointments soon. Continue to monitor availability and stay in contact with your university regarding flexibility on program start dates.
— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) June 23, 2021
Germany: Germany is not open to Indian students yet due to the threat of the new Delta variant. Germany is accepting C Visa with consulate approval and D Visa only for a family reunion and dependent cases submitted with appointment only. You can apply for C & D categories visas from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Bengaluru.
#Coronavirus situation in #Germany-Status update (June 27, 2021 00:00 hrs CET)
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— India in Germany (@eoiberlin) June 27, 2021
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