The few countries around India that are planning to ease their international tourism are:
2. Sri Lanka
3. SeychellesThe group of 115 islands country, Seychelles began a phased opening of international tourism from June 1st. International travellers will have to submit their Covid-19 free certificates before arrival to the Seychelles Health Department and even on arrival - temperature scanning, health check forms and symptomatic checks will be done to ensure the safety of everyone. It is also mentioned that tourists will not be allowed to change their accommodations once booked for the entirety of their trip in Seychelles. For the time being, travellers from only low-risk countries are allowed to enter for tourism.
4. VietnamWith a partial upliftment of international flight ban on June 1, Vietnam is slowly easing its international tourism. It is currently being discussed that Phu Quoc Island - the largest island in Vietnam - will be ready to welcome international tourists shortly. It is also under discussion that travellers only from low-risk countries would be allowed to arrive in the first phase of easing travel.
5. BaliEven now, Bali has opened two popular beaches - Canggu and Padang - on June 1st for foreign tourists. Travelling to Bali will require tourists to get tested for Covid-19 and only when the results prove negative, they will be allowed on the island. Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardhana, Deputy Governor of Bali is also of the opinion that “tourism clusters” or also known as travel bubbles might be adopted to open Bali’s tourism industry in a safe and secured manner.
6. ThailandThailand is ready to initiate a travel bubble plan like many other countries for the initial openings of international travel. Though final plans are still being drawn, it is considered that all travellers will be taking tests on arrival and will not have to follow a 14-day quarantine ban. Travellers won’t be free to travel all around Thailand as only certain tourist-friendly locations will be permitted access and there are talks of a smartphone application tracking the travellers as they go about in Thailand, nothing is finalized as of yet.
7. FijiFiji is planning to open its international tourism as soon as it can form a travel bubble with nearby low-risk countries. It is under discussion that Fiji hopes to join the trans-Tasman air bubble with Australia and New Zealand that form 80% of the international tourists arriving at Fiji. The trans-Tasman travel buble will only commence in September wherein countries that are a part of the bubble can travel without the 14-days quarantine ban.
8. UAEUAE is all set to open its borders soon for stranded citizens and international travellers. In a heartwarming video, Dubai Tourism promises that it will soon be open with smoothly-placed safety guidelines, health-checkups and screening of incoming and outgoing travellers to ensure the country remains risk-free. Etihad Airways, an Abu-Dhabi based airline, commenced international flights to 20 destinations on 10th of June.
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