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Countries that are easing travel for Indian students

Countries that are easing travel for Indian students

Travel restrictions are being softened for Indian students to travel to many countries, including the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Georgia, etc. More countries are expecting to open up when the Covid situation improves.

Bringing relief to students who have enrolled in foreign universities, the Centre on Thursday notified that travel restrictions are softening for Indian students by several countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany. Further, more nations are expecting to do the same when the COVID-19 situation improves in the country.

The Centre said Several countries had imposed travel restrictions for Indians, including students after the second wave of the pandemic hit the country. Since the government has been making efforts to ease Indian students' restrictions in foreign universities, 

 Muraleedharan said in Rajya Sabha today; The Ministry has been making efforts to ease travel restrictions, wherever in place, for Indian students to register in foreign universities to make the travel to respective nation quickly.

"Our Missions abroad have been actively taking up the issues with the respective Governments and have been impressing done upon those Governments to ease the travel curbs. Also issue of travel restrictions has been taken up at the Ministerial level with several countries."

Consequently, travel restrictions are being eased for Indian students to travel to many countries, including the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Georgia, etc.; more countries expect to open up when Covid situation improves, the minister adds.

Muraleedharan said the welfare of Indians abroad, including students, is the top priority of the government.

Vaccination proof is not needed for Indian students to enter the US.

Last month, the US embassy informed us that thousands of Indian students secured US visa appointments for July and August.

A senior American diplomat had also assured that the Indian students would not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the US.

He added.

''They will need a negative report of their COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their departure," 

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Bringing relief to students who have enrolled in foreign universities, the Centre on Thursday notified that travel restrictions are softening for Indian students by several countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany. Further, more nations are expecting to do the same when the COVID-19 situation improves in the country.

Several countries had imposed travel restrictions for Indians, including students, after the second wave of the pandemic hit the country. Since the government has been making efforts to ease Indian students' restrictions in foreign universities, the Centre said.

Muraleedharan said in Rajya Sabha today; The Ministry has been making efforts to ease travel restrictions, wherever in place, for Indian students to register in foreign universities to make the travel to respective nation quickly.

"Our Missions abroad have been actively taking up the issues with the respective Governments and have been impressing done upon those Governments to ease the travel curbs. Also issue of travel restrictions has been taken up at the Ministerial level with several countries."

Consequently, travel restrictions are being eased for Indian students to travel to many countries, including the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Georgia, etc.; more countries expect to open up when Covid situation improves, the minister adds.

Muraleedharan said the welfare of Indians abroad, including students, is the top priority of the government.

Vaccination proof is not needed for Indian students to enter the US.

Last month, the US embassy informed us that thousands of Indian students secured US visa appointments for July and August.

A senior American diplomat had also assured that the Indian students would not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the US.

He added.

''They will need a negative report of their COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their departure," 

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