Just because of the ongoing coronavirus pendamic several countries have changes their entry guidelines for travellers arriving in country. Here are the changes that several countries has made for arrivals.

United States

According to Travel state Government, starting November 8, foreign nationals traveling to the United States will be required to be fully immunized and provide proof of vaccination before boarding an airplane. There will still be three days for a Covid-19 test with negative results to be fully vaccinated, but they will also be subject to a one-day test requirement if they are not able to show proof of vaccination.

Proof of vaccination must be a paper or digital record issued by an official source and include the traveler's name and date of birth, as well as the vaccination name and date of administration for all doses.

Thailand

Although India is not in the first list of 46 countries allowed to enter Thailand from November 1, India could be included in the second phase, Cholada Siddhivarna, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Mumbai office, said. However, there is no fixed date yet for the announcement of the start of the second phase.

Even once India is included in the list of safe countries, passengers will still have to undergo an RT-PCR before departure and immediately after arrival. The test on arrival will be conducted at the hotels. It is important to note that accommodation can be booked only in hotels that have tie-up with hospitals for Covid-testing.

Sri Lanka

Passengers who have completed 14 days of the recommended dose of Covid-19 vaccination and arrive with negative PCR report within 72 hours will be considered as fully vaccinated passengers. Any form of vaccination accepted by the country of origin will be accepted. No prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Civil Aviation Authority is required, and there is no minimum period of stay in Sri Lanka.

All passengers must submit a complete health declaration form. A separate form should be submitted for each accompanying child

Fully vaccinated passengers are otherwise exempted from obtaining mandatory Covid-19 local insurance cover. Fully vaccinated passengers with non-vaccinated/not fully vaccinated children aged 12-18 years, will have to pay USD 40 per test for PCR test on arrival. You can pay in advance at www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk.

Saudi Arabia

The country is closed to Indians, but Hajj and Umrah pilgrims can enter. The government has launched a smartphone-based app to enable the registration of biometrics of Haj and Umrah pilgrims seeking e-visa. The app allows pilgrims to apply for visa directly from anywhere in the world without having to contact agents

Upon registering by providing biometrics, the visa will be issued on the mobile phone. Saudi authorities will tally the biometrics provided once the pilgrim reaches the kingdom. Saudi Arabia has become the first country to allow biometric registration on smartphones for e-Visa.

Qatar

Fully vaccinated travelers over the age of 12 (14 days after the second shot) can travel to Qatar if they have received a jab approved by Qatar's Ministry of Health. Two-day hotel quarantine is mandatory even after full vaccination and negative PCR result taken not earlier than 72 hours before travel to Qatar. Passengers will have to undergo a second PCR test and serology antibody test at their own expense at the quarantine hotel.

Maldives

All tourists must carry a valid negative PCR test result along with a sample taken up to 96 hours before boarding the first port on their way to Maldives. This requirement is not mandatory for children under 1 year old.

All tourists must receive a negative PCR test result of the test done within 72 hours of check-out from a guesthouse from any inhabited island.

Tourists who have received all prescribed doses of COVID-19 vaccine, approved by WHO for emergency use, and listed on the Emergency Use List or by the Maldives Food and Drug Authority, and after receiving the prescribed dose 14 days have been completed. s) A vaccine shall be allowed to be checked-in at a guesthouse on any inhabited local island.

South Africa

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can enter South Africa with a mandatory negative PCR result. Vaccination certificate is not required.

Mauritius

From 1 October all fully vaccinated travelers can travel to Mauritius. Passengers will have to submit a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure and it is mandatory to arrange for Covid-19 insurance health cover. COVID-19 test will be required on arrival and on Day 5 of arrival.

Unvaccinated passengers will have to be quarantined in a hotel for 14 days and undergo PCR tests on the 7th and 14th day of arrival. If the test result is negative, tourists can travel around the island and move to another accommodation.

Ireland

No quarantine or testing is required for covidshields for fully vaccinated Indians or for recently recovered travelers. If you are traveling from India to Ireland, you will need to fill out a passenger locator form prior to departure. You must have valid proof of vaccination. 

If you do not have a valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to submit proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test done within 72 hours of your arrival in the country. Or self-quarantine for 14 days. If you get a negative result from an RT-PCR test taken from the 5th day after your arrival in Ireland, you will be able to leave the quarantine.

Turkey

Turkey has abolished mandatory quarantine for travelers from India. To avoid quarantine, fully vaccinated passengers must have a negative PCR test result up to 72 hours before the start. Non-vaccinated passengers to undergo mandatory 10-day quarantine

Passengers below 12 years of age are exempted from the PCR test and vaccination rule. Currently, Indian travelers who have been vaccinated against Covishield and Sputnik-V are allowed entry, People with Covaxin will not be allowed until WHO approves it.

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