Many countries including France, Germany are easing travel restrictions for India as the covid-19 situation in the country improves, with many others extending the restrictions.

As India's covid-19 situation improves, many countries are increasing travel restrictions on India in view of the rapid spread of the delta variant. The Delta variant was first reported in India in October 2020.

It has now spread to more than 100 countries and is being seen as a possible reason for the renewed rise in coronavirus cases in several countries, including the United Kingdom.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates has also extended the ban on Indian flights. Etihad Airways said it was not certain when the ban would be lifted.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said it would impose a three-year travel ban on citizens traveling to 'Red List' countries. The list includes Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates apart from India.


Philippines on Friday extended travel restrictions to India and nine other countries as the country also reimposed lockdown restrictions.


Canada has banned direct flights from India while Indians can reach Canada from any third destination.

Apart from these countries, Indians cannot travel to Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore etc.


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