As the coronavirus’s new mutant wreaked havoc all over India, some of the foreign nations started drawing the line on travel to and from India. India has seen a massive and rapid rise in Covid-19 cases from the month of April and it resulted in many countries having restricted flights to and from India.
Here is the list of all 34 Nations that have banned travel to and from India due to Covid-19.
The United States of America issued a travel advisory on April 28 for its citizens not to travel to India due to the massive rise of Covid-19 cases in India. The USA banned all flights to and from India for an indefinite period.
The Maldives government banned Indian travelers from April 27. However Indian travelers are still allowed to visit those island resorts of the Maldives which are not home to the local population.
With effect from 27 April @HPA_mv suspends tourists travelling from #India to #Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands. We thank you for the support in our endeavour to make tourism safest possible with minimum inconvenience.— Ministry of Tourism (@MoTmv) April 25, 2021
3. United Kingdom
The United Kingdom also banned travel from India due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases. UK’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that it’s a vital but difficult decision. Now travelers from India will be refused entry into the UK unless they are British nationals.
India’s neighbor country, Nepal has banned all flights to and from India until May 14 due to an amid surge of Covid-19 cases in India.
Another India’s neighborhood nation, Pakistan has imposed a two-week ban on travel from India due to coronavirus cases.
The Canadian government has banned all flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days due to the growing wave of Covid-19 cases in India and Pakistan.
Dubai announced a travel ban on Indian travelers on Monday for an uncertain period of time due to the rising cases of coronavirus in India.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put a complete ban on traveling to and from India. They issued an advisory saying – A Biosecurity Determination has been made to temporarily stop all travelers (including Australian citizens and permanent residents) from entering Australia if they have been in India in the 14 days prior to departure.
9. New Zealand
The New Zealand government banned travelers from India, Brazil, and Pakistan from entering the country for an indefinite period. Only New Zealand citizens and their immediate families may be allowed to enter the country.
10. Hong Kong
The Hong Kong government announced on April 18 that they are banning flights from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines for some time now.
Travel restrictions are imposed in Iran for Indian travelers due to the spread of coronavirus disease.
The Netherlands bans all passenger flights from India due to the high surge of Covid-19 cases in India.
Thailand closed its borders to Indian travelers due to the Covid-19 situation in India.
Italy has banned entry for travelers from India due to an upsurge in the number of Coronavirus cases.
Portugal banned all flights to and from India until May 16, in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Nepal has banned all flights to and from India until May 14 due to an amid surge of Covid-19 cases in India.
Kenya has banned all passenger flights from India for the next 14 days due to a highly infectious new coronavirus mutant.
Kuwait banned all unvaccinated Indian citizens from traveling to Kuwait. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of Kuwait has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in India.
Taiwan government bans entry of people arriving from India due to the spread of infectious coronavirus.
Indonesia, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world has banned Indian travelers to enter the nation due to Covid-19. However, Indonesians arriving home from India will be allowed to enter but will have to stay in quarantine.
Israel barred its citizens from traveling to India and also banned people arriving from India due to the spread of coronavirus.
All the international airline operations between India and Singapore have been suspended due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
Germany has banned entry for travelers from India due to an upsurge in the number of Coronavirus cases in India.
Due to the rise in coronavirus cases in India, the land borders have been closed between the two nations. Air travel between India and Bangladesh has been also suspended.
Oman’s Supreme Committee has banned entry on travelers coming from India until further notice.
The government of Djibouti has restricted the entry of all travelers coming from India due to the rise of coronavirus cases in India.
Nigeria banned travelers coming from India, Brazil, and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of Covid-19 in these nations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of France has banned all flights to and from India due to the massive hike in coronavirus cases in India.
The Spanish government has announced a ten-day quarantine restriction for all travelers arriving from India due to the devastating outbreak of coronavirus in India.
Belgium’s government has banned travel from India due to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in India.
Malaysia’s Transport Ministry has banned the entry of Indian nationals into Malaysia. They also implement strict controls for ships from India docking at Malaysia’s port.
Malawi government has banned all travel to and from India with immediate effect following the severe spreading of the coronavirus wave in India.
Cambodia authorities have banned all travelers coming from India due to the massive rise of coronavirus cases in India.
Philippines Presidential spokesman, Harry Roque said that travelers from India will not be permitted to enter the country until May 14.
These are the 34 Nations that have banned travel to and from India due to Covid-19.