India expects countries to ease travel restriction on Indians as the COVID-19
situation normalises in the country said the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA)
During a weekly press briefing, MEA spokesperson Arnidam Bagchi said: " We
expect countries to ease travel restrictions on Indians as the situation normalises, some
countries have started, more should follow" In the wake of the second wave of COVID-19,
several countries imposed travel restrictions on Indian travellers.
These include the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Europe, United Arab Emirates,
Hong Kong, Thailand and Sri Lanka among others. Several countries have recently
relaxed tourist visa rules for Indians including the Maldives, Nepal and the UAE
On the query of the World Health Organisation undertaking a global study into the origin of
the COVID-19 virus, the MEA spokesperson said it an "important first step" and sought
international cooperation for further studies.