After being confined to the walls of their homes for more than a year, travel enthusiasts around the country are now seeing a new ray of hope. With the cases gradually declining now, it’s advisable to travel with caution. Imposing certain conditions some foreign countries are now opening their gates to Indian travelers; however, those arriving from India will either have to provide a negative RT-PCR report or will be required to undergo quarantine there.
So, if you are experiencing the itch of traveling and exploring new cultures right now, here is a list of 9 countries open for you to venture into:
The largest country in the world is a whole package—from mountains to valleys to frozen lands and warm sands combined with an incredible number of incredible natural destinations to impress any visitor. These also offer a chance to explore things like the stunning beauty of the tundra and the Northern Lights, volcanoes, and more skiing than you could ever dream of. Cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg considered some o the oldest cities in the world, still retain their imperial grandeur—obviously not only in their architecture but including the advancement of majestic parks, shopping centers, and even metro stations.
To visit Russia, you are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test result, which must be issued not less than 72 hours before your arrival.
Enriched to the core with ancient monuments and graced with showcase scenery that never fails to impress the heart, Turkey is a dazzling destination that bestrides Asia and Europe. Its vibrant culture, delicious food, and vast history astonish all who come here, alongside stands the beauty of its glorious landscapes-from the sun-embraced Mediterranean to the ferocious mountains and arid steppe.
Whether you want to soak in the Byzantine and Ottoman glories of Istanbul, take a calming stroll on the beach, dive into history wandering through ruins such as Ephesus, or see some of the world's most surreal landscapes in Pamukkale and Cappadocia, this country has attractions by the dozen.
It’s mandatory to carry a negative PCR test result if you want to travel to Turkey. The test must have been conducted not more than 72 hours before boarding their flight. Also, travelers will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days in locations determined by Turkish authorities. One may also be subjected to random PCR testing upon their arrival.
Iceland, the island of fire and ice, has become one of the favorite spots for tourists. Not only of the dare-seeking adventurers but also nature lovers, looking for something soulful. Here, you'll discover active volcanoes, geysers of hot springs, glaciers, and ice fields, and the unbelievable northern lights.
All travelers regardless of their place of birth can visit Iceland. A certificate of vaccination (Covishield in India’s case) will even spare one from providing a negative PCR-test result. However, all travelers will be required to encounter COVID screening upon arrival without any peculiar case.
Having been fought over by the Romans, Ottomans, Hapsburgs, and other people in its war-torn blood-soaked past, Serbia today is a blend of cultures. Now it’s a place for fun, from exciting party fests to beer festivals. It’s a blend of tradition and modernity where Eastern culture meets Western culture, where medieval cities with imposing fortresses and ancient monasteries ooze charm.
Serbia’s doors are also open for Indian travelers with a requirement to show a negative RT-PCR report that is no older than 48 hours for entry.
Home of the ancient Pharaohs, Egypt is a destination full of dazzling temples, tombs, and pyramids that excite all who visit. It's not just the archival treasures that attract the crowd, though.
Egypt is a destination packed with vast tracts of the desert for 4WD adventures, the Red Sea's world-class coral reefs and wrecks for dive-loving enthusiasts, and cruises on the famous Nile River.
Beach embracers head to the Sinai or the Red Sea Coast to absorb the sun, while archaeology fans can go around a field day in Luxor.
With so much to see and do, Egypt offers visitors a chance to create memories that combine culture, adventure, and calm all in just one trip.
Indians who can now travel to Egypt will need to produce an RT-PCR test report that is not older than 72 hours before arrival.
The current showstopper of world tourism, Uzbekistan- which was almost nowhere in the picture on the tourist map until 2011 – has become a trending destination. The blood-soaked history of the Silk Road and the cultural mixture of ancient cities have contributed to the budding tourism in Uzbekistan.
Soaked in the rich cultural history, Uzbekistan offers its visitors to capture fantastic glimpses of its unconventional attractions, architectural surprises, and rugged terrains. From the futuristic city of Samarkand to the sprawling city of Tashkent – Uzbekistan has it all.
If you want to holiday in Uzbekistan this year, along with providing a negative RT-PCR test report that is not older than 72 hours before arrival, you are required to be in quarantine for 14 days.
South Africa is a great place to visit if you’re in for a first-time safari. You'll find the classic African scenery: golden savannah, great enormous architecture, and hauntingly beautiful deserts, as well as a breath-taking cast of African creatures.
All you need to visit this destination is an RT-PCR test report, which should not be older than 72 hours before arrival.
Costa Rica resembles a magical land that consists of natural attractions, volcanoes, beaches, cloud forests, and unique wildlife. The country allures the hearts of bird-watchers and luxury travelers as much as it does surfers and trekkers.
The busy city of San Jose will allure you with its museums and archival squares, but the actual treasures lie beyond the capital, in the suburbs of small coastal villages.
The country combines the beauty of the Pacific Coast, with the forest-covered mountains, from volcanoes and waterfalls to the experience of outstanding wildlife viewing.
Indians can now travel to Costa Rica without needing a vaccination certificate or an RT-PCR test report.
The island, formerly Britain's territory, Holland, and France, is in the Indian Ocean and is surrounded by tropical white-sand beaches and lagoons, with astonishing turquoise water and breath-taking surf. Mauritius is also famous for its windy beaches and reef areas. It's mostly appreciated for its natural environment and human attractions, the multi-ethnic and cultural diversity of the population, the tropical climate, beaches, and water sports.
If you are eager to travel to Mauritius, you might have to wait till after July 15, 2021. As the island nation is not getting open to international travelers from July 15. You will have to take a covid test following a 14-day quarantine.
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