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This article was originally published on January 11, 2022, and updated on February 28, 2022, and February 14, 2022, to reflect new information.

February 28, 2022 Update: The government of India expanded the list of countries and regions in which vaccination certificates will be accepted for entrance into India. The list now includes 88 countries and regions.

February 14, 2022 Update: The government of India published a list of countries and regions in which vaccination certificates will be accepted for entrance into India. The list includes 82 countries and regions, including the United States, Australia, Israel, and the United Kingdom.

Based on this decision, the government of India also updated entrance guidelines so that travelers will now have the option to 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. This means all travelers 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

Original Post From January 11, 2021:

Key Points

  • All international travelers will be required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine period upon arrival in India

Overview

The government of India will update its quarantine requirements for all international travelers beginning January 11, 2022. All travelers 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.
  • Travelers arriving from “at-risk” countries will be required to undergo an additional RT-PCR test upon arrival. Travelers arriving 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 arrival.
    • 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.

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What are the Changes?

The government of India revised international travel entrance requirements for all travelers on January 11, 2022. 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 national government number (1075).

Looking Ahead

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

Source: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

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