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India coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to India. India is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to India. India is part of Asia with main city at New Delhi. Its Developing country with a population of 1B people. The main currency is Indian Rupee. The languages spoken are English and Hindi.
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๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for India

Closed

for travel
International travel to India is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exceptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.
International flights are mostly suspended until further notice. This does not apply to repatriation flights for nationals and residents of India.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for those with valid visas, such as those with valid business visas.
A full list of exemptions can be found at https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-travel-and-visa-restrictions-related-covid-19-1

Other restrictions

Travelers are advised to download the Aarogya Setu mobile application.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in specific countries, are permitted to travel and are exempt from testing on arrival and home quarantine requirements.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to self-monitor for 14 days after arrival.
A list of countries with approved vaccination certificates can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/ListofCountriestobereferredtoincontextofGuidelinesforinternationalarrivalsdated20thOctober2021.pdf

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 7 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation. A test will be administered on day 8 and those testing negative will undergo further self-monitoring for 7 days. Those testing positive will be transferred to an isolation facility.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be uploaded before departure and provided on departure and arrival. Travelers must also submit a declaration of the authenticity of the document.

Testing on arrival

A COVID-19 test will be administered on arrival.

Other medical measures

Travelers are required to self-monitor for 14 days after arrival.

Additional documents required

A completed self-declaration form must also be submitted within 72 hours before departure. Travelers are required to upload the negative test result during this process. - Self-declaration form
For more details Ministry of Health, India

Government measures

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

Use of masks

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

Public transport

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

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

Bars

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

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

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.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing on arrival, quarantine, and testing on day 14 after arrival requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 who have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine are exempt from testing on arrival, quarantine, and testing on day 14 after arrival requirements. Additionally, recovered travelers may present a negative antigen test, taken 48 hours before travel, instead of a PCR test before boarding. The traveler must have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 3 months and received at least 1 dose of vaccine 2 weeks before travel.
The documents must be in English or certified copies of an English translation can also be presented.
Once travelers have left the 'Tourism bio-bubble', staying at a 'Level 1 Safe and Secure' hotel will no longer be permitted. It is recommended to stay at a Safe and Secure hotel that is not level 1.
Further information can be found at https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to isolate at 'Level 1 Safe and Secure' hotels for 15 days or depending on the length of stay in Sri Lanka if visiting for less than 15 days. Visitors are allowed to use all facilities within the hotel but must not leave the property.
A second PCR test will be administered on day 14 and those testing negative may leave quarantine. Travelers staying less than 14 days in Sri Lanka are exempt from additional testing requirements. A โ€œdischarge documentโ€™โ€™ will be issued by the hotel doctor at the end of this period.
After booking, the hotel will provide a reference number that needs to be provided on the ETA application process. A list of the 'Safe and Secure' hotels can be found at https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided before boarding. The test result must be in English or a certified copy of an English translation can also be presented.

Testing on arrival

All travelers will be tested on arrival and the test results will be provided in 24 to 48 hours, hotel facilities cannot be used until the result is confirmed negative.

Travel restriction details for India

๐Ÿšซ Destination Quarantine required
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational with restrictions transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for India

All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalized if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
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๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for India

Exercise a high degree of caution

COVID-19 infection rates remain high in some states. Lockdowns and curfews have been imposed in some states to curb transmission. Penalties may be imposed if you breach the restrictions. India's ban on international commercial flights remains in place. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall due to: the high threat of terrorist activity, civil unrest and crime, and the high rate of vehicle accidents the impacts of COVID-19.
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