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India

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in low-risk areas
  • QuarantineIf not presenting test results
  • Public TransportationLimited
Updated: August 16, 2021
Reviewed: October 26, 2021
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TripsGuard is getting information from hundreds of different sources – our information might not be 100% accurate and you should always do further checks before making plans.

General

India is closed for leisure travel from all countries, while domestic restrictions change regularly and vary between regions.

Can I travel to India?

  • India has resumed flights with few countries, for all purposes except tourism. Registration is required in advance.
  • Travel from other countries may be possible for an essential reason, however it is required to obtain a visa in advance.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to India?

  • Anyone arriving to India will be required to go into 7 days quarantine at an institution at their own cost, followed by 7 days of self-quarantine.
  • This requirement can be removed if presenting a negative RT-PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • Asymptomatic travelers are exempt.
  • All arrivals from Brazil, Europe, U.K., and South Africa must quarantine for 7 days, regardless of testing.
  • All arrivals from the UK must quarantine for 10 days, regardless of testing.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to India?

  • All arrivals must upload a negative RT-PCR test, no older than 72 hours, in India's Air Suvidha portal.
  • Arrivals from Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Europe, Mauritius, New Zealand, South Africa, the U.K., and Zimbabwe must undergo a second test upon arrival.
  • Arrivals from Brazil, Europe, U.K., and South Africa will undergo a second test upon arrival and another one on their 8th day.
  • Arrivals from Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Lebanon, Nepal, Serbia the UK, and Ukraine do not need to undergo a second test upon arrival.
  • All arrivals are required to fill in a health declaration 72 hours before arriving.
  • Some regions within India require negative test results from domestic travelers as well.

Is public transportation open in India?

  • Public transportation in India is operating in a limited capacity and reduced schedules.
  • In high-risk areas, public transportation is suspended.

Are the restaurants and bars open in India?

  • Restaurants and cafes in India are open, under social distancing requirements.
  • In high-risk areas, restaurants and cafes are closed.
  • Bars remain closed nationwide.

Are businesses and attractions open in India?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in India are re-opening, with health and social distancing measurements in place. Restrictions vary between areas.
  • In high-risk areas, non-essential businesses and attractions are closed, and nightly curfews are in place.

Do I need to wear a face mask in India?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.

Sources

  1. https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-travel-and-visa-restrictions-related-covid-19-1
  2. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/
  3. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/entry-requirements
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