India’s Ministry of External Affairs expects there will be a lift of many travel curbs and restrictions imposed on Indian travelers as coronavirus cases numbers see a decline gradually from past days. There was a strict ban of tourists from India as the second wave had a devastating impact on the country. This was primarily due to the B.1.617 strain which led the number of nations across the world to restrict visitors from India.
While some nations had completely barred people who have been to India for the past 14 days, others had made a rule of compulsory quarantine for those who had been to India recently. Such bans were imposed all across the world including neighbors Nepal, Bangladesh, etc. Now that the covid-19 numbers are decreasing, the Ministry expects these bans and curbs will be lifted and reprive travel once again.
Speaking about this in a virtual meeting held recently, a spokesperson from the Ministry of External Affairs said, “When the Covid-9 second wave began, some countries imposed temporary travel restrictions on India. We expect that these restrictions should be lifted when the situation normalizes. We saw some countries started this process of easing restrictions, other countries should do the same we expect.”
UAE, UK, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Oman, Maldives, Kuwait, Italy, France, New Zealand, and more are some of the countries that had imposed a strict ban on Indian travelers and tourists who stayed in India.