As of tomorrow, all traveller visas issued to India have been cancelled and no more will be issued until April 15th. I was expecting some travel restrictions but this one caught me off guard.
India’s doesn’t impact me directly, I’m already here, but it does mean that absolutely no foreigners will be allowed in to India over the next month. Where it does impact me, and potentially you if you’re planning to travel, is the lack of tourists will cause places to close. The resort I’m staying at is already discussing this, the slew of cancellations they got might cause them to close early this season.
Also to consider, more countries will likely follow suit with similar restrictions and places I do want to travel to, like New Zealand, will soon not allow travellers in.
That means… I’ve got three choices basically.
- Hang out in India for a month or two
- Leave now to New Zealand, get there before travel restrictions take hold then travel internally.
- Hit pause on the whole travel idea and head to Canada to coast for a while, perhaps exploring the west coast.
While it would be a shame to not use this time for freely roaming the globe, the options are getting limited. Having no plan gives me the flexibility to not travel as well.
Thoughts? Comment here or email me.