India COVID-19 Travel Alerts

INDIA COVID-19 TRAVEL ALERTS

Entry Permission:

  • Visa confirmed for India. Tourist visas (excluding groups) and e-Tourist Visa (excluding groups) for India are currently suspended.
  • e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa, e-Emergency X-Mis Visa, e-Conference Visa and e-Medical Attend Visa are accepted.

Test and Form Required:

  • All passengers (including infants and children) must submit a Self-Declaration Form (SDF) and a negative RT-PCR test result obtained 72 hours prior to departure on the online Air Suvidha Portal prior to travel.
  • Failure to complete the online registration, including the RT-PCR report, could result in refusal for acceptance.
  • Passengers also need to carry the printed copies of the Self-Declaration Form for submission at ports of entry in India.

Authorization Required:

  • Passengers must register with the nearest Embassy of India prior to departure.

Test and Quarantine on Arrival:

  • Passengers will be subject to a Covid-19 test on arrival. If a negative result is received, the passenger must be quarantined for 7 days at home, after which they will be subject to another Covid-19 test. If another negative result is received, the passenger must self-monitor for a further 7 days.
  • Test and quarantine is not required for passengers who hold a vaccine certificate issued by Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, or the United Kingdom showing that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. These passengers must self-monitor for 14 days after arrival.
  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made the RT-PCR test compulsory for international passengers arriving at Mumbai airport starting 3 September. Travellers have to present a PCR test not older than 72 hours prior to departure. Fully vaccinated passengers and passengers aged above 65 years will not be exempted.
  • States may consider (if necessary) additional entry requirements with regards to testing, quarantine, and isolation as per their risk assessment. The details regarding the state-wise testing requirements can be found in this link.
  • Authorities at all airports, railway stations, inter-state bus terminals and other stops (i.e. for private buses) in the National Capital Territory of Delhi will conduct random testing of passengers coming from states with a high COVID-19 caseload. Passengers who are found positive shall be mandatorily quarantined/isolated at their place of stay or a government-designated hospital for up to 10 days as per the prescribed government protocol. 

GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW :

  • All passengers to wear masks (double mask preferred – surgical + N95) throughout the journey and a very small pocket sanitizer
  • All International passengers are advised to arrive early to the airport, minimum 4 hours prior flight departure time
  • Passengers will be allowed into terminal after passing a thermal screening and must have Aarogya setu app on their mobile
  • Web/Online check-in is mandated prior travel
  • Travelers are requested to recheck the state and country wise Travel and Entry requirements.

For full details on Guidelines for International Arrivals to India, please CLICK HERE