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Common Guidelines for All Incoming Travellers

    Mandatory guidelines for all travellers arriving in India
  • Submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) before travelling.
  • Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report on the same portal. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours before boarding.
  • Submit a signed declaration with respect to authenticity of the report. Travellers will be liable for criminal prosecution if they give incorrect information regarding their health and travel status.

    Special guidelines for arrivals from specific countries:
  • In addition to the above guidelines, Government of India has issued further guidelines for those arriving from 2 lists: ‘Countries-at-risk’ list and ‘Category A’ list.
  • Countries-at-risk list includes: Europe (all countries), United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
  • Category A list includes: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Nepal, Belarus, Lebanon, Armenia, Ukraine, Belgium, Hungary, Serbia.
  • Depending on your nationality and country of arrival, please check the relevant guidelines from the various sections below.

    Special guidelines for nationals of Category A list arriving from ‘Countries-at-risk’ list:
  • Fully vaccinated travellers must self-monitor their health for 14 days after arrival.
  • Partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers must:
    • Take a COVID-19 test on arrival.
    • Home quarantine for 7 days.
    • Take another COVID-19 test on the 8th day and self-monitor for next 7 days.
    • Contact the nearest health facility or call national helpline 1075 if they test positive on arrival.
  • Note: India accepts all WHO recognised vaccines. 15 days must have passed since the final dose of vaccination.

    Special guidelines for nationals of all remaining countries (not in Category A list) who are arriving from ‘Countries-at-risk’ list:
  • All travellers (whether fully, partially vaccinated or non-vaccinated) must:
    • Take a COVID-19 test on arrival.
    • Home quarantine for 7 days.
    • Take another COVID-19 test on the 8th day and self-monitor for next 7 days.
    • Contact the nearest health facility or call national helpline 1075 if they test positive on arrival.

    Special guidelines for anyone arriving from countries NOT in the ‘Countries-at-risk’ list:
  •   All travellers (whether vaccinated or non-vaccinated) must self-monitor for 14 days after arrival.

Special Guidelines for those travelling to specific Indian states:

Certain Indian states have also issued further guidelines for incoming travellers. If you are travelling to any of these states listed below, please ensure you follow these guidelines: 


    Special guidelines issued by Maharashtra:
  • NEW mandatory on-arrival test rule: All international travellers flying to Maharashtra from UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe must take a test on arrival at the airport at their own cost.
  • Travellers arriving from the rest of the world (i.e. excluding UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe) must carry a negative RT-PCR test, with sample taken within 72 hours before departure. They do not need to take a test on arrival.
  • There is no institutional quarantine in Maharashtra and it is mandatory to carry a negative RT-PCR test, with sample taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • Passengers taking connecting flights after their arrival and travelling beyond Maharashtra will be allowed to take flights if their RT-PCR test report is negative at the airport. Contact tracing information of such travellers will also be sent to respective States.
  • Please check the Mumbai international airports FAQs section for other details.

    Special Guidelines issued by other Indian states:
  • For Delhi: Travellers who are unable to home quarantine for some reason can choose to quarantine in an institution for 14 days, at own cost. However, this will be decided at the discretion of the state authorities depending on the availability of quarantine facility. Check the FAQs section here for more information.
  • For Karnataka: Must download and update all required details on the Apthamitra app before arrival in Karnataka. Click here for more.
  • For Kerala: They must register on the state’s Jagratha portal.
  • For Punjab: They must register on the COVA app.
  • For Tamil Nadu: An e-Pass is required to enter Tamil Nadu. It can be downloaded from here.
  • For West Bengal: All international travellers flying to West Bengal from any country in the world must undergo a test on arrival at their airport. Children below 3 do not have to take the test.

Country and airline guidelines may change without notice. In case the information you are seeking is not available above, please refer to the airline website or IATA travel centre, before booking your trip.


While we do our best to get you the latest information, due to the rapidly evolving nature of current events, sometimes that is not possible. Please note, it is the sole responsibility of the passenger to ensure his or her eligibility to enter the destination or transit countries (as applicable). We accept no liability in this regard. Please do check the travel rules of all regulatory websites prior to booking as well as commencing travel.

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