Borders are open with restrictions.

India has extended its suspension of scheduled international flights to 31 January, 2021. This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights, as well as flights under the Air Transport Bubbles.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens and residents of India;
  • citizens of Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan;
  • holders of an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet;
  • holders of a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the Ministry of External Affairs;
  • holders of a visa (except for medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 and tourist visas (Type T)) issued by India;
  • holders of an E-visa (excluding E-Tourist visas) issued by India;
  • passengers with an E-Tourist visa issued on or after 6 October 2021;
  • passengers with a tourist visa (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

Passengers are not allowed to transit through Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Delhi (DEL), Hyderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU) or Mumbai (BOM).

Arriving people must:

  • complete the self-declaration form before departure;
  • upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point while filling the self-declaration form. Passengers without a test report have to undergo mandatory 7 days of institutional quarantine at their own cost and another 7 days of home quarantine on arrival in India;
    This rule does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.
  • undergo medical screening.

Passengers older than 5 arriving from Congo, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Zambia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.  Passengers traveling to Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Delhi (DEL), Hyderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU) or Mumbai (BOM) must pre-pay for the test here at most 72 hours before departure.


Arriving people are subject to quarantine for 7 days. Details can be found here (check for List of Countries from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing).

E-Tourist visas, tourist visas (Type T) and medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are invalidated.

Тhis rule does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards which have expired are considered valid until 31 December 2021.

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