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Key Points

  • International commercial passenger flights will resume beginning March 27, 2022


The government of India announced that it would resume commercial international passenger flights beginning March 27, 2022. Travelers entering the country via commercial flights will be required to:

  • Complete and submit a self-declaration form through the online Air Suvidha Portal before departure
  • Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or submit an approved vaccination certificate detailing the traveler’s vaccination history
  • Travelers arriving from “at-risk” countries will be required to undergo an additional RT-PCR test upon arrival. Travelers coming from other countries will be randomly selected to undergo RT-PCR testing
  • If a negative result is received, these travelers will be required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine and take an RT-PCR test on the eighth day of their stay
  • If a negative test is received on day eight, the traveler will be released from quarantine but will need to continue to monitor for symptoms for an additional seven days
  • If a positive test result is received, the traveler will be given guidance by the Ministry of Health

What are the Changes?

The government of India will resume commercial international passenger flights beginning March 27, 2022. Travelers arriving in India must adhere to entrance requirements. All travelers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to undergo a seven-day quarantine period, followed by an additional seven days of symptom monitoring. If symptoms develop during this period, the traveler should report to the nearest health facility or call the government’s national number (1075).

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of India’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Civil Aviation, India

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