Holiday Hotspots for Indians in Times of a Pandemic

Turkey is conditionally open to Indian tourists

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Turkey is conditionally open to Indian tourists

Turkey is conditionally open to Indian tourists

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http://www.falstaff.com/nd/holiday-hotspots-for-indians-in-times-of-a-pandemic/ Holiday Hotspots for Indians in Times of a Pandemic After months of stringent travel restrictions for people from India, several countries have opened their doors to Indian visitors with fewer travel restrictions http://www.falstaff.com/fileadmin/_processed_/4/1/csm_shutterstock_Turkey_2640_5243b55854.jpeg

Egypt
Although the frequency of flights is low and the cost of tickets has skyrocketed, Egypt is open to Indian travellers. People arriving from countries with a variant of concern (such as India's B.1.617.2 variant) will have to take a rapid DNA test on arrival. Travellers also have to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before boarding and all arrivals are required to fill in a health declaration. 

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South Africa
South Africa has not imposed any travel restrictions on Indian travellers. A negative RT-PCR test 72 hours before arrival is required. When travelling to South Africa without a proper verifiable test, visitors are required to quarantine for ten days.

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Turkey
The country is conditionally open to Indians. A 14-day quarantine is mandatory, and passengers will be tested on the 14th day after arrival. In addition, passengers above the age of six are required to submit a RT-PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure.

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Russia
People arriving in Russia will have to go through health checks and self-isolate until their RT-PCR test is negative. A negative RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure is also required to board the flight.

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Iceland
Fully vaccinated Indians can now enter the country. Vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine but must remain in quarantine at their place of stay until they receive a negative test result. Iceland also allows travellers who have been previously infected with COVID-19 to enter the country without quarantine and testing.

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Serbia
Despite few flights operating, travelling from India to Serbia is possible. Visitors must provide a negative RT-PCR test taken up to 48 hours before departure. The requirement is not applicable to passengers below the age of twelve years.

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