International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vanuatu to India.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
6.21
Increased by-0.33
at 12/3/2021
Vaccinated
57.15%
Increased by1.13%
at 12/3/2021
Return Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter India. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Travel to India for tourism and other short-term purposes will resume fully for travelers holding tourist or e-tourist visas issued on or after October 6th, 2021.

Tourist visas issued before October 6th, 2021 will not be accepted and travelers attempting to enter India using one of these visas are likely to be detained and returned to their point of origin.

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Start Date
11/14/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

The test result should be submitted through the Air Suvidha portal.

Some airports and states in India do not require a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR before departure if travelers are fully vaccinated. Please contact the airline directly for more details.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
Relevant Documents and Resources
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

Travelers are required to complete an Air Suvidha self-declaration form a maximum of 72 hours before departing to India. They must upload their negative test results and a declaration of test results authenticity. This form can be completed online and travelers will receive an updated application document via email. They are required to show this document to immigration on arrival in India.

Travelers can apply for an exemption from presenting a negative test result only in case of death in the family and they must apply in the portal at least 72 hours before boarding.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers must have a valid vaccination certificate showing it has passed at least 15 days since the completion of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

Travelers from a country outside of India and that have made an agreement with the Indian government to accept foreign vaccination certificates may provide a vaccination certificate issued in those countries. Currently, vaccination certificates are also accepted from these countries:

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chad, Columbia, Dominica, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Bahamas, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Umited Arab Emirates, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Zimbabwe

Please check the source for more details.

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On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Travel Purpose
TourismBusinessMedicalTransit
Description

Travelers may be required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport at their own expense. Travelers with transit connections in India are also subject to test on arrival. Travelers who test negative should self-monitor for 14 days. If the test result is positive they should send a sample for genomic testing and start with treatment as per laid down standard protocol.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries during the 14 days prior to their arrival are not required to quarantine.

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Some Indian regions have their own specific quarantine requirements. Please check the link for more information on regional quarantine requirements.

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This policy applies if you have traveled to the following countries
Andorra, Albania, Austria and 60 more countries
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Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers before departure to India, and on arrival in India.

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Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day self-monitoring

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries during the 14 days prior to their arrival must self-monitor their health for 14 days on arrival.

Travelers found to be symptomatic during screening will be isolated in a medical facility.

Some Indian regions have their own specific quarantine requirements. Please check the link for more information on regional quarantine requirements.

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Travelers will be provided the phone numbers for the National and State level surveillance call centers which they can call in case they develop symptoms.

Relevant Travel History
This policy applies if you have traveled to the following countries
Andorra, Albania, Austria and 60 more countries
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks while in public, especially in urban areas, indoors, and on public transportation.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in India.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
6.21
Increased by-0.33
at 12/3/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.80%
Increased by-0.10%
at 12/2/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
57.15%
Increased by1.13%
at 12/3/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
796,283,823
Increased by15,732,818
at 12/3/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.91
Decreased by0.01
at 12/1/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Throughout India, restrictions are likely to change at short notice and may vary between states. The assembly of large groups in public spaces is restricted. Stricter restrictions, such as lockdown measures, remain in place for 'containment zones'. For detailed information per zone, we recommend monitoring local media and for countrywide information visit https://www.mohfw.gov.in
Checked
12/4/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transportation

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation services are partially operational with variances to regular schedules. Please verify the accurate timetable with the relevant transportation company. Negative test results and quarantine may be required for inter-regional travel.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Further restrictions are in effect for containment zones.

Bars

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Further restrictions are in effect for containment zones.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Essential shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential businesses may be open in some areas.

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