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This article was originally published on September 9, 2022, and was updated on September 28, 2022, to reflect new information.

September 28, 2022, Update: The government of India introduced a new list of countries and regions in which vaccination certificates have been approved by the Indian authorities. The list includes 137 countries and territories.

Original Post From September 9, 2022:

Key Points

  • The government of India introduced new COVID-19 entry measures for all travelers on September 3, 2022
  • The government of India expanded the list of countries and regions with approved vaccination certificates for entry into India


The government of India updated its COVID-19 guidelines on September 3, 2022. Based on these new guidelines, all travelers must:

  • Submit a self-declaration form online through the Air Suvidha portal before traveling. The form must include information on travel details for the past 14 days before departure
  • Submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that was taken within 72 hours of travel, OR
  • Submit proof of having completed a full vaccination regimen

Travelers entering the country may be subject to quarantine and self-monitoring requirements specified by the authorities upon entry into India. The government will also conduct randomized post-arrival testing on two percent of the total passengers departing a plane.

The government of India also introduced a new list of countries or regions in which the Indian authorities have approved vaccination certificates. The list includes 134 countries and territories.

What are the Changes?

The government of India introduced new COVID-19-related travel requirements and updated its list of countries and regions with approved COVID-19 vaccination certificates. India’s previous COVID-19 guidelines were introduced in February 2022. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization, where applicable, before arrival.

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 Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

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