India has restricted entry to most foreign travelers until at least January 31, except relief, repatriation, humanitarian flights. However, certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights.
India has restricted entry to most foreign travelers until at least January 31. However, certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights.
Until January 7, India has restricted entry to travelers arriving from the UK.
Certain categories of Indian nationals and residents may enter the country on repatriation flights arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan may also enter the country.
Other exceptions exist for air cargo flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners, etc. Travelers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet are eligible to enter the country, as are their minor children and spouses, or students attending an Indian institution, if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI card holder. Travelers may transit through India from a neighboring country if traveling via India to their country of residence.
The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting certain categories of foreign nationals to travel to India on business. However it will require them to first obtain a fresh business or employment visa. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website.
E-visas and tourist Visas are no longer valid.Entry requirements
Travelers may apply for an exemption from quarantine; to do so, they will need to apply using the self-reporting form and attach a medical certificate with a negative CCOVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
All travelers must visit the New Delhi Airport website and submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours prior to departure.Quarantine requirements
All travelers will undergo a thermal screening on arrival and are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in India - 7 days in institutional quarantine and 7 days of home quarantine.
They may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download the Arogya Setu app. Transiting rules
Travelers are not allowed to transit through Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai.