It’s likely that you can’t recall the last time you embarked on a completely new journey. If you’re like most people, your last vacation was probably quite some time ago. It’s likely that the last time you experienced peace and quiet was a long time ago. With time, the coronavirus has evolved into a nuisance that we must deal with daily. To what extent are we able to protect ourselves from a disease that has the potential to kill us? Everything on your bucket list that you haven’t done is now past due, so get to it! Put travelling at the top of your list of things to do. Travel can be a healing experience. Traveling can transport you to a different reality, such as a tropical island. You owe it to yourself, believe me. There is now a ray of hope for travelers who have been cooped up in their homes for the past year. Holiday plans aren’t that far off now that many countries are loosening or eliminating their travel restrictions completely.

Additionally, several countries have imposed travel restrictions on India in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. This means that even if the Indian government permitted international leisure travel, these destinations’ doors would remain closed to Indian tourists. Are Indians now able to travel? What are their options for getting somewhere else? Which nations welcome Indian immigrants?

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK, Uzbekistan, and the United States all have bilateral air bubble agreements with India. Special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territories under an air-bubble pact between two countries. However, international travel is still restricted in most cases.

Following testing and quarantine requirements, several countries are now opening their doors to international visitors. As soon as the Indian government relaxes the rules for non-essential foreign travel, Indian travelers will have the freedom to visit any of these countries at their leisure. If you’re returning from a foreign country, you may be subject to quarantine and testing at the airport.

In addition to the Vande Bharat Mission, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put a halt to scheduled commercial flights until October 31. Directorate General of Civil Aviation added that “international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-by-case basis.” Foreign visitors may be able to travel to India as early as October 15, according to Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik.

After an uproar when Covishield was left off the European Medicines Agency’s list of approved vaccines, all European Union Member States now accept the vaccine, and Schengen Area Associated countries Iceland, Switzerland, Norway, and Lichtenstein are implementing the EU COVID-19 vaccination passport.

If you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in India, you won’t have to isolate yourself when you get to the above-mentioned countries. To board their flight, passengers may be required to show a negative RT-PCR report from a test conducted within 72 hours of their arrival, as well as submit to a mandatory Covid test upon arrival.

Traveling has a profound effect on one’s life. It possesses the ability to transform anyone’s life in a variety of ways. It has the potential to expose people to new experiences, thereby expanding their comfort zone. As Ibn Battuta once put it, “Travel renders one speechless and then transforms one into a storyteller.” What I love most about this quote is that it demonstrates how breathing new experiences in new places can inspire anyone, leaving them with a story that can change the world.

Written by Rene Samuel

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