These countries will welcome you without an RT-PCR test

Here is a helpful list of some of the countries Indians can travel to without RT-PCR test

Many Indian travelers are willing to travel but are unsure they can handle the protocols made mandatory by COVID-19. A Return to Travel survey from Agoda found that Indian travelers’ biggest concern was to familiarize themselves with the changing restrictions and vaccination and quarantine requirements set by different countries. But Agoda’s recent India travel survey also revealed that 39% of Indians plan to travel abroad this year. Good news here for all anxious travelers – and even the nicest ones: as Omicron begins to calm down, countries around the world are reopening their borders, easing entry restrictions and preparing the welcome mat for international visitors, including Indians.

If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need to present a negative RT-PCR test on arrival in the countries of this file… There too, on the part of long trips, there are exciting and offbeat things to do in these destinations.

If you have always wanted to visit the Don of the Nile, you must be vaccinated with Covishield or AstraZeneca to allow you to fly to Egypt without an RT-PCR test. All you have to do is fill out a health declaration form and you’re done.

You will be in the land of Great Pyramid of Gizabut don’t forget to also check the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Seaand the famous Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo. Also on your itinerary should be sail on the Nile in one felucca (above)a traditional wooden sailboat, and the hot air balloon flight over Luxor. Also visit the Sahara El Beydathe White Desert National Park, or travel to Hurghada to experience Egypt’s vast underwater marine life – you can take a submarine ride or even go scuba diving. Don’t miss a visit to Egyptian Museum in Cairo if you want to soak up the fascinating culture of the country.

i Countries Indians can travel to without RT PCR - Bahrain - Manama city

Often considered the best-kept secret in the Middle East, this island country in the Persian Gulf now welcomes visitors without a PCR test before departure, regardless of their vaccination status.

There is a lot to see and do in Bahrain. Visit the famous and ancient Al Jasra House and Al Bahrain Site Museum to immerse yourself in the rich history and civilization of the country. Try the traditional Bahraini dishes like muhammad sweet rice with dates across the island. Take a walk in Manama Souq for amazing spices, souvenirs and delicious sweets, and set aside time to dive into Diving Bahrainthe largest underwater theme park in the world, and to kayak and try other water sports at nourana he is.

i Countries Indians can travel to without RT PCR - Lebanon - Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek


Fully vaccinated travelers do not need a pre-departure PCR test to travel to Lebanon if they received their second shot at least six months prior to travel. All you have to do is upload your vaccination certificate on the Ministry of Health website.

Lebanon may be small in size, but it is certainly big on adventures and has a lot to offer. This geographically diverse country offers you mesmerizing vistas, rich history and architecture, and delicious cuisine that will make your trip a truly memorable one. Explore one of the best preserved Greco-Roman temples in Baalbek – the temple of Bacchus (above)the famous cedars of Lebanon in the Chouf, on Mount Barouk, and the Beiteddine Palace which dates back to the 18th century. Take a boat trip to Byblos to enjoy the sunset in the cradle of Phoenician civilization and hike in the beautiful Qadisha Valley to explore old churches and monasteries. Don’t miss the Baatara Gorge Waterfall which drops 255 meters into the Balaa Pothole, a Jurassic limestone cave.

i Countries where Indians can travel without RT PCR - France - lavender fields in Provence

Last month, France decided to remove the requirement for the RT-PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers.

While visiting one of the most romantic destinations in the world, you must, of course, visit the Eiffel Towergo on a cruise on the River Seinepay your respects to Mont Saint Michel, or stroll through Old Paris. However, there is so much to discover beyond the capital. Stroll through the famous lavender fields of Provence (above), take a helicopter ride over the french alpstake a walk in Dijon – a pedestrian city where cars are not allowed, explore the vineyards Burgundytaste an exquisite champagne in Champagneand delight your taste buds with Lyons.

Vaccinated people from all over the world are welcome to Turkey without RT-PCR test. They only have to fill out a health form 72 hours before their arrival.

The land of four seasons is perfect for resuming your travels after the pandemic, offering a unique blend of cultural influences from Asia, Europe and the Middle East coupled with unforgettable natural wonders. Relax in the thermal pools (main picture) of
Pamukkale; the pure white travertine terraces cascade down the slope, resembling a displaced snowfield amidst the verdant landscape. To explore Konyaone of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since 3 BCE, and Kaymakli – an underground city in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Take a hot air balloon ride over the surreal rocky valleys of Cappadocia; relax with a traditional hammam (Turkish bath) and enjoy the buzz in Istanbulthe city on the Bosphorus.

i Countries Indians can travel to without RT PCR - Norway - Saltstraumen Maelstrom


Travelers vaccinated within nine months of arriving in Norway do not need an RT-PCR test to enter; you will need a booster shot in case the final dose has exceeded the period.

If you are planning a trip to the land of the midnight sun, in pursuit of Northern Lights and seeing the polar Circle will definitely be at the top of your itinerary. This Scandinavian country is also home to stunning mountains, glaciers, museums and a whole host of activities to do during your vacation. Adventurers can walk to Mount Floyena 399 meter peak that will give you the best view of the city of Bergen, explore the Geirangerfjord region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its frozen Norwegian landscapes, marvel at the beautiful architecture of the arctic cathedraland even visit Saltstraumen Maelstromthe most powerful hot tub in the world.

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