Country`s borders status
Borders are open with restrictions.
These passengers are allowed to enter:
- citizens and residents of India;
- citizens of 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;
- passengers returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence;
- 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 are not allowed to transit through Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Delhi (DEL), Hyderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU) or Mumbai (BOM).
E-Tourist visas, tourist visas (Type T) and medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are invalidated.
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards which have expired are considered valid until 31 December 2021.
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;
- undergo medical screening.
People arriving from Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Russian Fed., Ukraine or the United Arab Emirates are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival at their own expense.
People arriving from Brazil, South Africa or the United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival and another test on day 7 of the quarantine at their own expense.