Government has been making efforts to ease travel restrictions for Indian students enrolled in foreign universities to make their travel to respective countries possible. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today, Minister of State for External Affairs, V Murleedharan said Indian Missions abroad have been actively taking up these issues with the respective Governments and have been impressing upon them to ease the travel restrictions.
He added that the issue has also 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 USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Georgia. The Minister said, more countries are expected to open up when COVID situation improves. He asserted that welfare of Indians abroad including students is top priority of the Government.