If you are fully vaccinated, which means, not just one jab but completing both the jabs of any particular vaccine inoculation, then you are now eligible to travel to the great Deutschland, aka Germany. As a matter of fact, this new change in strategy from the end of Germany now conveniently puts an end to the travel ban on India. What’s important to note is that for a period of no fewer than six months, Germany had, as a matter of fact, imposed a travel ban on anyone coming from India. But now, that no longer exists.
How swiftly and politely have the times changed, and as one may note in this case, for the better, even as the trouble surrounding COVID 19 virus is far from over.
Since we are all aware that the new trouble in the form of the Delta variant has now taken shape and has already imposed a threat to many lives around. But specifically, where it comes to Germany, then the travel ban has not only been lifted from India; ad extends to several other countries, the likes of which include- Nepal, Russia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
So what else is to know about how the current tide has changed especially from the visitors from India?
In a news report published on the revered Hindustan Times, here is what came to light:
Indians who are fully vaccinated, meaning they have been administered with both doses of the jab, or who can demonstrate they have recovered from the Covid-19, will not need to quarantine on their return or arrival, according to the revised guidelines. “From tomorrow, Germany is removing the entry ban and easing travel rules for five countries where Delta variant is widespread, including India,” Lindner said in his tweet.
The changes were done after Germany reclassified India as “high-incidence areas,” downgraded from the ‘virus variant countries’ listing.
India saw an explosion in daily Covid-19 cases as it battled the second Covid-19 wave in April-May. Following the surge, Germany banned entry for travellers from India under preventive measures.
That being said, until the end of the month of April, which was, without a doubt, the toughest ever faced by India, the country was put on the list of nations carrying severe virus threat, from the perspective of Germany. And of course, one would only be crazy to have allowed anyone carrying the nearly fatal threat of the virus into one’s domicile.
However, India was not the only country that was subjected to such a list with the others being nations like Nepal and the United Kingdom.
Furthermore, according to another news update, the following information came to light:
The changes to the travel rules come as the fall academic session is set to commence in Germany and many Indian students are pursuing their education there. However, due to the major backlog in visa application, it is likely that the process may take longer than before.
All of that said, the single-most threatening challenge now facing the world (staring directly into its eye) is the new surge in Delta variant of the Coronavirus. So the key thing to note is whether and if the world can find a timely remedy to this abnormality! And how soon, for that’s what is most important.