India: restrictions and entry requirements 2022

Borders are open with restrictions.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens of India, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by India;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • holders of visa or an E-visa issued by India.

Arriving people must:

  • complete the self-declaration form before departure and upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test while filling the self-declaration form;
  • have a printed negative COVID-19 CRISPR, RT-LAMP or RT-PCR test result of a test taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 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 and holders of a valid vaccination certificate (see section of reuirements for vaccination certificates below).
  • undergo medical screening.


Currently India accepts vaccination certificates, if they

  • show that the passenger is fully vaccinated and
  • issued in
    Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Chad, Germany, Fiji, Ecuador, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam or Zimbabwe;
  • uploaded here.

Currently the following vaccines accepted: Moderna, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer/BioNTech, Zydus Cadila, Gamaleya Sputnik V, Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech, Oxford/AstraZeneca.

Tourist visas issued to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) are no longer valid.

Tourist visas with a validity of 10 years are no longer valid.
This rule does not apply to nationals of Japan and USA.

E-Tourist visas are no longer valid.

This rule does not apply to: 

  • citizens of Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Rep.), Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Marshall Isl., Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl., Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
  • holders of a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport;
  • holders of “The Palestinian Authority” passport.

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