International travel set to resume for vaccinated tourists, Singapore and Malaysia still hesitant
The second wave of COVID-19 in India has severely affected the travel and tourism industry. From domestic travel to international travel, the pandemic had put everything on hold. Now, after months, international travel is set to resume for those fully vaccinated. Also read – ‘Desh Jeetega, Corona Harega’: Jodhpur man weaves beds with messages to raise awareness about Covid
Countries like Spain, the Netherlands, France, Mauritius, Russia and Croatia are ready to welcome vaccinated travelers with or without negative RT-PCR report in the coming weeks, according to the report of the Times of India. Travelers who are fully vaccinated and also have a negative RT-PCR report do not have to go through the 14 day quarantine now. This news will bring joy to people who were waiting to travel due to their studies, work or leisure. Apparently, the US visa slot has seen huge demand in recent months. Also Read – Third Wave of COVID-19: Guidelines on How to Protect Children from Coronavirus Infection
Singapore and Malaysia, according to reports, are still unwilling to open the door for tourists. Also Read – Latest Live News June 15, 2021: India Reports 60,471 COVID-19 Cases Today, Lowest in 75 Days
Subhash Goyal, president of STIC Travel Group, told TOI that it is a positive sign that countries are opening up and issuing visas for travel. “Now is the time for the government to start resuming regular international flights at least from mid-July. This can be done first to countries with which we have an “air bubble” agreement, because flights are already operated on these routes, “he said.
He stressed that the government should also provide IATA travel passes.
In a conversation with the main daily, Basheer Ahmed of Chennai Metro Travels said, “Rules and document requirements vary from country to country, but all countries have decided to allow travelers to enter. Those who have received their vaccines can avoid costly quarantines in foreign countries. “
For travelers who plan to travel to France and the United States for fun, they will be disappointed. They opened doors for education and work.