As the coronavirus cases in India have come down, several countries have eased the travel restrictions imposed on passengers travelling from India.

Not every country has relaxed Covid-19 travel rules, but some have added more restrictions.

Like, Residents of Dubai in India can travel to the country only if they have the necessary approvals from the GDRFA and can produce a negative RT-PCR test report. In addition, Indian travellers have to undergo Rapid test six hours before traveling to Dubai.

Currently, India has extended its ban on international commercial flights and only air bubble flights are operational. 

India has air bubble agreements with 28 countries, which include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar. Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ukraine, UAE, UK, Uzbekistan and USA.

Countries whose arrival does not require Indians to undergo Mandatory Quarantine

1. Maldives, South Africa, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Russia, Venezuela, Iceland, Mali, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan are the countries which do not mandate mandatory quarantine on arrival of Indians.

2. Indian tourists can directly visit these countries only if they are covered under the bilateral air bubble agreement. Otherwise, air travellers will have to take a new route through the countries with which India currently has operational flight services.

3. These countries check for a negative RT-PCR report, with the test being taken no later than 72 hours before departure. Additionally, if anyone is tested positive on arrival, he/she will be placed under quarantine.

Countries where Travellers have to undergo mandatory quarantine:

1. Indian travellers traveling to the UK, Qatar, Mexico, Turkey, Panama, Bahrain, Barbados and Rwanda will have to undergo mandatory quarantine.

2. Most of these countries require testing done within 72 hours prior to boarding and a negative RT-PCR report with mandatory COVID testing on arrival.

3. Before travelling to the UK, Indians are required to undergo a COVID-19 test 3 days before traveling to England.

4. Also, on arrival, passengers will have to quarantine for 10 days, in addition, the passenger will have to undergo a RT-PCR test on or before the second day and on or after 8 days.


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