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COVID-19 Vacc. -111.7%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 13.01.2022, Air India:

Air India announces additional flights to Melbourne, Sydney till MAR22.

Published on 12.01.2022, Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet:

Air India Express, IndiGo, SpiceJet cancel flights from Mangalore International Airport after decline in passenger load because of COVID-19

Published on 11.01.2022, IndiGo:

IndiGo waives change fees till January 31 as Omicron cases surge

Published on 10.01.2022, Air India:

Air India Express staff threaten to go on strike from 15JAN22

Published on 06.01.2022, Spicejet:

SpiceJet flight takes off from Rajkot without ATC clearance, DGCA orders probe

Published on 06.01.2022, IndiGo:

IndiGo to start flights on Delhi-Port Blair route from 09JAN22

Published on 05.01.2022, Garuda Indonesian:

Garuda's creditors vie for cash in $9.8 billion debt revamp

Published on 24.12.2021, Akasa:

Akasa Air: India’s Boeing 737 MAX Startup Reveals Its Branding.

Published on 15.12.2021, Air India:

Tata to take $3 Billion loan To Fund Air India

Published on 14.12.2021, Air India:

Six out of 13 SpiceJet's 737 Max aircraft have started operating flights

Published on 01.12.2021, Air India:

Air India pilots threaten immediate industrial action.

Published on 29.11.2021, Air India:

Air India to resume Delhi-Melbourne service from 27DEC21.

Published on 24.11.2021, Spicejet:

Spicejet wants to fly 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets within two years.

Published on 23.11.2021, Spicejet:

Spicejet owners, families, minister to fly in 737 MAX to reinstil passengers’ trust.

Published on 22.11.2021, Air India:

Air India Resumes Direct Flights to Sri Lanka.

Published on 19.11.2021, Air India:

Plans to merge AirAsia India with Air India Express to create single airline entity.

Published on 17.11.2021, Spicejet:

India's SpiceJet, Boeing settle 737 MAX-related claims.

Published on 17.11.2021, Air India:

Airlines can resume serving meals on all domestic flights: Aviation Ministry.

Published on 16.11.2021, Akasa Air:

Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes to launch service in India.

Published on 12.11.2021, Akasa:

Boeing may win order for up to 80 737 Max jets from India's Akasa.

Published on 08.11.2021, Air France KLM:

Air France KLM hopes India will allow an increase in flights to meet rising demand.

Published on 29.10.2021, Vistara:

Vistara to resume Mumbai-New York Newark service from 10NOV21.

Published on 27.10.2021, Air India:

Air India increases non-stop US schedule ahead of country reopening on 08NOV21.

Published on 25.10.2021, Spicejet:

SpiceJet announces launch of 28 new Indian domestic flights.

Published on 20.10.2021, Air India:

Challenges abound as Tata draws up flight plan for Air India.

Published on 19.10.2021, Vistara:

India’s Vistara keen to add up to 12 destinations.

Published on 19.10.2021, Air India:

Challenges abound as Tata draws up a flight plan for Air India.

Published on 14.10.2021, Indigo:

India's IndiGo sees Tata as 'formidable competition' after Air India deal.

Published on 14.10.2021, Air India:

Air India unions threaten to go on strike from next month.

Published on 12.10.2021, Akasa Air:

India's Akasa Air gets aviation ministry nod to fly, to begin flights in 2022.

Published on 01.10.2021, Air India:

Tata wins Air India bid.

Published on 23.09.2021, Vistara:

Vistara to operate flights between Delhi and Paris from 07NOV21

Published on 14.09.2021, Jet :

Jet Airways Set To Start Domestic Flights In Early 2022

Published on 13.09.2021, IndiGo:

IndiGo aims to operate domestic flights at full capacity from Dec-21

Published on 10.09.2021, Air India:

Air India Resumes Flight Service Between Amritsar and Rome Under Vande Bharat Mission

Published on 06.09.2021, Air India:

Vistara gets final approval for US flights

Published on 18.08.2021, Air India:

IndiGo cancels all its flights to United Arab Emirates until 24AUG21 because of 'operational issues'

Published on 16.08.2021, Air India:

Air India says scheduled flights to Kabul not cancelled as of now

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from India
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet.
– This does not apply to passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card.
– This does not apply to passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India.
– This does not apply to:
— spouses of a national of India. They must present proof of the marriage and a copy of the Indian national’s passport.
— students if one of the parents is a national of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder.
— minors if one of the parents is a national of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder.
— spouses of an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder. They must present proof of the marriage and a copy of the OCI card.
— single parents of a minor who is national of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder.
— passengers returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

E-visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid.

Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

Passengers arriving in India must present a completed Self-reporting form obtained at https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19

Passengers must complete the self-declaration form at www.newdelhiairport.in before departure.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at www.newdelhiairport.in .

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates
Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Russian Fed., Ukraine or United Arab Emirates are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test upon arrival at their own expense.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Brazil, South Africa
Passengers arriving from Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test upon arrival and another test on day 7 at their own expense.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United Kingdom
Passengers arriving from United Kingdom are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test upon arrival and another test on day 7 at their own expense.

Passengers who are arriving from or have transited through the United Kingdom must be traveling on a direct flight from the United Kingdom to India.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to India are suspended.
– This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf .

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Flight Restrictions
Published on 30.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to: - relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights; - flights under the Air Transport Bubbles.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India; - passengers with
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.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid. - This does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha' on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers arriving from 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, the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, the 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 at www.newdelhiairport.in at most 72 hours before departure. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

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

Published on 16.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to: - relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights; - flights under the Air Transport Bubbles.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India; - passengers with
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.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid. - This does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha' on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers arriving from 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. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

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

Published on 14.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India; - passengers with
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.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid. - This does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha' on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers arriving from 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. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

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

Published on 10.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India; - passengers with
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 returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid. - This does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha' on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers arriving from 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. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

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

Published on 09.12.2021

1. Until 14 December 2021, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India; - passengers with
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 returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid. - This does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha' on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers arriving from 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. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

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

Published on 08.12.2021

1. Until 14 December 2021, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India; - passengers with
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 returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid. - This does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha' on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. The test must be booked before departure at the website of the airport of arrival. More
details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

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

Published on 07.12.2021

1. Until 14 December 2021, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas and tourist visas) issued by India; - passengers with an E-visa (excluding E-Tourist visas) issued
by India; - passengers with a medical visa issued by India after 21 October 2020; - passengers with an E-Tourist visa or a tourist visa (Type T) issued by India on or after 6
October 2021; - passengers returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued before 6 October 2021 are no longer valid.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha? on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong
Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their
own expense and home quarantine for 7 days. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers arriving from a country other than Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe could be subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test
upon arrival at their own expense. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

11. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf .

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

Published on 01.12.2021

1. Until 14 December 2021, flights to India are suspended. - This does not apply to relief, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: - nationals of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal; - residents of India; - passengers with an Overseas Citizen of
India (OCI) card or booklet; - passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card; - passengers with a diplomatic passport and an NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the
Ministry of External Affairs; - passengers with a visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020, and tourist visas(Type T)) issued by India; - passengers with
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 returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

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

4. E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) are no longer valid. - This does not apply to E-Tourist visas and tourist visas (Type T) issued on or after 6 October 2021.

5. Medical visas issued on or before 21 October 2020 are no longer valid.

6. Passengers must complete the self-declaration form before departure. They must select ?Air Suvidha? on the right top corner at www.newdelhiairport.in

7. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test must be uploaded at
www.newdelhiairport.in - This does not apply to passenger younger than 5 years.

8. Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong
Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their
own expense and home quarantine for 7 days. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

9. Passengers arriving from a country other than Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe could be subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test
upon arrival at their own expense. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening

11. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf .

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

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home.

Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport. Travellers are required to submit a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival.
Travellers are also required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the COVID-19 test is negative travellers will be required to home quarantine for 7 days.
A further COVID-19 test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the 8th day test is negative, travellers should self-monitor their health for the next 7 days. The results of the 8th day test must be uploaded to the “Air Suvidha” portal .
Any travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo treatment and further monitoring at a separate isolation facility. This also includes minors testing positive for COVID-19. Travelling parents/guardians should note that if a minor tests positive for COVID-19 and is placed into an isolation facility, that it may not always be possible for the guardian/parent to have access to the child/children during their period of isolation.

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COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.

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  • India Latest News: Delhi authorities order weekend curfew to contain spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 04.01.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance, prior to travel. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. With effect from 20 December 2021 all travellers arriving in New Delhi,
    , Mumbai
    , Kolkata
    , Chennai
    , and Bengaluru
    from Hyderabad
    ‘At Risk’ countries (including the UK) have to pre-book their COVID-19 test as per latest Ministry of Civil Aviation guidelines.
    On arrival: On the 7 January 2022 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that with effect from 11 January 2022 (00.01 hrs IST) there will be additional entry requirements on arrival to India for all international travellers, including those from the United Kingdom, after the World Health Organization classified SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; Omicron) a variant of concern. This includes 7-days mandatory home quarantine, and an 8th day test, the report for which must be uploaded to the “Air Suvidha” portal. The revised guidelines are available on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website.
    Thermal Screening: Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport. Travellers are required to submit a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival.
    Travellers are also required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the COVID-19 test is negative travellers will be required to home quarantine for 7 days.
    A further COVID-19 test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the 8th day test is negative, travellers should self-monitor their health for the next 7 days. The results of the 8th day test must be uploaded to the “Air Suvidha” portal .
    Any travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo treatment and further monitoring at a separate isolation facility. This also includes minors testing positive for COVID-19. Travelling parents/guardians should note that if a minor tests positive for COVID-19 and is placed into an isolation facility, that it may not always be possible for the guardian/parent to have access to the child/children during their period of isolation.
    Entry requirements may vary in different states for international and domestic air travel, and may include restricting entry for foreign nationals or mandating quarantine for international travellers. Entry requirements can change at very short notice. Check with your airline before travelling.
    More information and detailed guidelines for international arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website .
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines . Foreig nationals who do not hold these cards may also travel to India if they have a valid visa. But they are not eligible for eVisas at present. For information on categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website .
    Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries.
    Overstaying on your visa is an offence. Make sure you leave the country before your visa expires or apply for an extension through the FRRO website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Delhi authorities order weekend curfew to contain spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 04.01.2022).
    *Travel in India: India is currently witnessing an increase in COVID-19 numbers across the country, with the emergence of the Omicron variant. Indian States have brought in restrictions including night and weekend curfews, and the shutting down of educational institutions. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions are in place in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are limitations on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Some states may have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. For Travel Tips, Air Travel and Travel Smart information, passengers may check Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) website. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    All train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of most activities and services but large gatherings are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    10.01.2022
  • India Latest News: Delhi authorities order weekend curfew to contain spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 04.01.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance, prior to travel. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    • Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. With effect from 20 December 2021 all travellers arriving in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru from Hyderabad
    , ‘At Risk’ countries (including the UK) have to pre-book their COVID-19 test as per latest Ministry of Civil Aviation guidelines.
    • On arrival: On 28 November 2021 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that with effect from 1 December 2021 (00.01 hrs IST) there will be additional entry requirements on arrival to India for those travelling from the United Kingdom, after the World Health Organization classified SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; Omicron) a variant of concern.
    Thermal Screening: Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport. Travellers are required to submit a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival. Travellers are also required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the COVID-19 test is negative travellers will be required to home quarantine for 7 days.
    A further COVID-19 test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the 8th day test is negative, travellers should self-monitor their health for the next 7 days.
    Any travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo treatment and further monitoring at a separate isolation facility. This also includes minors testing positive for COVID-19. Travelling parents/guardians should note that if a minor tests positive for COVID-19 and is placed into an isolation facility, that it may not always be possible for the guardian/parent to have access to the child/children during their period of isolation.
    Entry requirements may vary in different states for international and domestic air travel, and may include restricting entry for foreign nationals or mandating quarantine for international travellers. Entry requirements can change at very short notice. Check with your airline before travelling.
    More information and detailed guidelines for international arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Delhi authorities order weekend curfew to contain spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 04.01.2022).
    *Travel in India: India is currently witnessing an increase in COVID-19 numbers across the country, with the emergence of the Omicron variant. Indian States have brought in restrictions including night and weekend curfews, and the shutting down of educational institutions. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions are in place in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are limitations on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Some states may have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. For Travel Tips, Air Travel and Travel Smart information, passengers may check Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) website. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    All train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of most activities and services but large gatherings are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    05.01.2022
  • India Latest News: Government will keep ban on scheduled international passenger flights until 31 January 2022 because of COVID-19 (Live Mint, 09.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance, prior to travel. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    • Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. With effect from 20 December 2021 all travellers arriving in NewDelhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad from ‘At Risk’ countries (including the UK) have to pre-book their COVID-19 test as per latest Ministry of Civil Aviation guidelines.
    • On arrival: On 28 November 2021 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that with effect from 1 December 2021 (00.01 hrs IST) there will be additional entry requirements on arrival to India for those travelling from the United Kingdom, after the World Health Organization classified SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; Omicron) a variant of concern.
    Thermal Screening: Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport.
    Travellers are required to submit a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival.
    Travellers are also required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the COVID-19 test is negative travellers will be required to home quarantine for 7 days.
    A further COVID-19 test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the 8th day test is negative, travellers should self-monitor their health for the next 7 days.
    Any travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo treatment and further monitoring at a separate isolation facility.
    Entry requirements may vary in different states for international and domestic air travel, and may include restricting entry for foreign nationals or mandating quarantine for international travellers. Entry requirements can change at very short notice. Check with your airline before travelling.
    More information and detailed guidelines for international arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health . You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Civil aviation authority allows domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October (Hindustan Times, 12.10.2021).
    *Travel in India: Following the peak of India’s second COVID-19 wave in May, pressure on the Indian health care system has lifted. The number of COVID-19 cases has fallen in most parts of the country, although the situation varies from state to state. Restrictions can be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions are in place in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are limitations on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health
    and Family Welfare. Some states may have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. For Travel Tips, Air Travel and Travel Smart information, passengers may check Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) website. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    All train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of most activities and services but large gatherings are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    22.12.2021
  • India Latest News: Government will keep ban on scheduled international passenger flights until 31 January 2022 because of COVID-19 (Live Mint, 09.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance, prior to travel. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal
    • before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
    • On arrival: On 28 November 2021 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that from 1 December 2021 (00.01 hrs IST) there will be additional entry requirements on arrival to India for those travelling from the United Kingdom, after the World Health Organization classified SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; Omicron) a variant of concern.
    Thermal Screening: Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport. Travellers are required to submit a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival.
    Travellers are also required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the COVID-19 test is negative travellers will be required to home quarantine for 7 days.
    A further COVID-19 test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the 8th day test is negative, travellers should self-monitor their health for the next 7 days.
    Any travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo treatment and further monitoring at a separate isolation facility.
    Entry requirements may vary in different states for international and domestic air travel, and may include restricting entry for foreign nationals or mandating quarantine for international travellers. Entry requirements can change at very short notice. Check with your airline before travelling.
    More information and detailed guidelines for international arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Civil aviation authority allows domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October (Hindustan Times, 12.10.2021).
    *Travel in India: Following the peak of India’s second COVID-19 wave in May, pressure on the Indian health care system has lifted. The number of COVID-19 cases has fallen in most parts of the country, although the situation varies from state to state. Restrictions can be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions are in place in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are limitations on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health
    and Family Welfare. Some states may have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. For Travel Tips, Air Travel and Travel Smart information, passengers may check Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) website. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    All train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of most activities and services but large gatherings are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    13.12.2021
  • India Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance, prior to travel. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal
    • before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
    • On arrival: On 28 November 2021 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that from 1 December 2021 (00.01 hrs IST) there will be additional entry requirements on arrival to India for those travelling from the United Kingdom, after the World Health Organization classified SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; Omicron) a variant of concern.
    Thermal Screening: Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport. Travellers are required to submit a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival.
    Travellers are also required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the COVID-19 test is negative travellers will be required to home quarantine for 7 days.
    A further COVID-19 test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the 8th day test is negative, travellers should self-monitor their health for the next 7 days.
    Any travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo treatment and further monitoring at a separate isolation facility.
    Entry requirements may vary in different states for international and domestic air travel, and may include restricting entry for foreign nationals or mandating quarantine for international travellers. Entry requirements can change at very short notice. Check with your airline before travelling.
    More information and detailed guidelines for international arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Civil aviation authority allows domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October (Hindustan Times, 12.10.2021).
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    02.12.2021
  • India Latest News: Government lifts COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra (BS, 27.11.2021). Government to resume international passenger flights from 15 December with COVID-19 curbs for ‘at risk’ countries (Reuters, 26.11.2021). International flights to resume regular schedule by end of year (News.cn, 24.11.2021). Country reopens to vaccinated foreign tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (AP, 15.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance, prior to travel.
    • Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
    • On arrival: On 28 November 2021 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that from 1 December 2021 (00.01 hrs IST) there will be additional entry requirements on arrival to India for those travelling from the United Kingdom, after the World Health Organization classified SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; Omicron) a variant of concern.
    *Thermal Screening: Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport.
    Travellers are required to submit a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival.
    Travellers are also required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If the COVID-19 test is negative travellers will be required to home quarantine for 7 days.
    A further COVID-19 test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the 8th day test is negative, travellers should self-monitor their health for the next 7 days.
    Any travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have to undergo treatment and further monitoring at a separate isolation facility.
    More information and detailed guidelines for international arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of
    Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Civil aviation authority allows domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October (Hindustan Times, 12.10.2021).
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    29.11.2021
  • India India Reopens For Vaccinated Visitors Today (November 15, 2021)

    This document provides protocols to be complied with international travellers as well those to be
    followed by airlines, points of entry (airports, seaports and land border) for risk profiling of passengers.
    This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid w.e.f. 12th November 2021 (00.00 Hrs IST) till further
    orders. Based on the risk assessment, this document shall be reviewed from time to time.
    A.1. Planning for Travel
    i. All travellers should
    a. Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal
    (www.newdelhiairport.in) before the scheduled travel
    b. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report*. This test should have been conducted
    within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
    c. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the
    report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise

    ii. They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation,
    Government of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the
    journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to
    undergo home quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
    iii. Continuing with the earlier approach, travellers from certain specified Countries (based on
    epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in those Countries) are identified for additional follow
    up. These include need for additional measures as detailed in para (xv) below. The listing of
    such specified Countries is a dynamic exercise based on evolving situation of COVID-19 across
    the world and will be made available on the websites of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,
    (mohfw.gov.in) and the link of the same will be available at website of Ministry of External
    Affairs and Air Suvidha Portal.
    iv. There are Countries which have agreement with India on mutual recognition of vaccination
    certificates of Nationally recognised or WHO recognised vaccines. Similarly, there are
    Countries which presently do not have such an agreement with India, but they exempt Indian
    citizens fully vaccinated with Nationally recognised or WHO recognised vaccines. On the basis
    of reciprocity, the travellers from all such Countries which provide quarantine-free entry to
    Indians are allowed certain relaxations on arrival (Category A Countries). The listing of such

    Countries is available on websites of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (mohfw.gov.in) and
    the link of the same will be available at website of Ministry of External Affairs and Air Suvidha
    Portal. This is also a dynamic list and will be updated from time to time. The travellers from
    Category A Countries shall upload their fully vaccinated** certificate on the Air Suvidha portal.
    A.2. Before Boarding
    v. Do’s and Don’ts shall be provided along with ticket to the travellers by the airlines/agencies
    concerned.
    vi. Airlines to allow boarding by only those passengers who have filled in the Self Declaration
    Form on the Air Suvidha portal, uploaded the negative RT-PCR test report.
    vii. At the time of boarding the flight, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after
    thermal screening.
    viii. All passengers shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices.
    A.3. During Travel
    ix. In-flight announcement about COVID-19 including precautionary measures to be followed
    shall be made at airports and in flights and during transit.
    x. During in-flight crew shall ensure that COVID appropriate behaviour is followed at all times.
    xi. If any passenger reports symptoms of COVID-19 during flight, he/she shall be isolated as per
    protocol.
    A.4. On arrival
    xii. Deboarding should be done ensuring physical distancing.
    xiii. Thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials
    present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online shall be shown to the airport
    health staff.
    xiv. The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and
    taken to medical facility as per health protocol. If tested positive, their contacts shall be
    identified and managed as per laid down protocol#
    .

    xv. Travellers from specified Countries at risk [as mentioned in para (iii) above] will follow the
    protocol as detailed below:
    a. If traveller is coming from a Country with which India has reciprocal arrangements for
    mutual acceptance of WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines (Category A):

    i. If fully vaccinated**: They shall be allowed to leave the airport and shall self-
    monitor their health for 14 days’ post arrival.

    ii. If partially/not vaccinated: The travellers need to undertake the following
    measures:
     Submission of sample for post-arrival COVID-19 test* at the point of
    arrival after which they will be allowed to leave the airport,
     Home quarantine for 7 days,

     Re-test on the 8th day of arrival in India* and if negative, further self-
    monitor of their health for next 7 days.

    b. If traveller is coming from a Country excluding those covered under Category A, they
    would be required to undergo the measures as mentioned in para a (ii) above,
    irrespective of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

    xvi. Travellers from Countries excluding those Countries at risk, will be allowed to leave the airport
    and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days’ post arrival. This is applicable to travellers from

    all Countries including Countries with which reciprocal arrangements for mutual acceptance
    of WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines also exist.
    xvii. Travellers under home quarantine or self-health monitoring, if develop signs and symptoms

    suggestive of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 on re-testing, they will immediately self-
    isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State

    Helpline Number.
    International travellers arriving at seaports/land ports
    xviii. International travellers arriving through seaports/land ports will also have to undergo the
    same protocol as above, except that facility for online registration is not available for such
    passengers currently.
    xix. Such travellers shall submit the self-declaration form to the concerned authorities of
    Government of India at seaports/land ports on arrival.

    List of Countries from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India,
    including post-arrival testing (Countries at-risk)

    (Updated as on 9th November 2021)

    1. Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom
    2. South Africa
    3. Brazil
    4. Bangladesh
    5. Botswana
    6. China
    7. Mauritius
    8. New Zealand
    9. Zimbabwe
    10. Singapore

    * Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing. However, if
    found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during home quarantine period, they shall undergo
    testing and treated as per laid down protocol.
    ** 15 days must have elapsed since completion of COVID-19 vaccination schedule
    # Contacts of the suspect case are the co-passengers seated in the same row, 3 rows in front and 3
    rows behind along with identified Cabin Crew. Also, all the community contacts of those travellers
    who have tested positive (during home quarantine period) would be subjected to quarantine for 14
    days and tested as per ICMR protocol.

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    15.11.2021
  • India Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance, prior to travel.
    • Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
    • On arrival: Thermal Screening- Travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health officials in the airport. If travellers are found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to medical facility for testing; if tested positive will be taken to an institutional isolation facility for further monitoring.
    If fully vaccinated-Travellers shall be allowed to leave the airport and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days’ post arrival. (Please note that 15 days must have elapsed since the completion of COVID-19 vaccination schedule to be considered as fully vaccinated)
    If partially vaccinated or not vaccinated – Travellers need to undertake the following measures:
    • Submission of sample post- arrival COVID-19 test at the point of arrival after which they will be allowed to leave the airport
    • Home quarantine for 7 days, retest on 8th day after arrival in India and if negative, self-monitor their health for a further 7 days.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of
    Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website .
    Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries.
    OCI cardholders from the UK are now exempt from the visa & travel suspension. For more information visit the FRRO website. OCI cardholders who choose to visit India at this time should consider their return flight options to the UK. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating between India and the UK under a bilateral agreement but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.
    Overstaying on your visa is an offence. Make sure you leave the country before your visa expires or apply for an extension through the FRRO website

    Internal Restrictions:
    Civil aviation authority allows domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October (Hindustan Times, 12.10.2021).
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    24.10.2021
  • India Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    Pre-boarding: All travellers should (i) submit self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
    • On arrival: All travellers should compete a PCR test in the designated area and exit the airport. They will be followed up by the State Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). The concerned State authorities/airport operators will collect and convey the test report to the traveller. If tested negative, they will remain in home quarantine for 7 days and regularly followed up by the concerned State/District IDSP. The travellers shall again be tested after 7 days and if negative, released from quarantine, and continue to monitor their health for a further 7 days. If tested positive they will be isolated in an institutional isolation facility.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website .
    Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries.
    OCI cardholders from the UK are now exempt from the visa & travel suspension. For more information visit the FRRO website. OCI cardholders who choose to visit India at this time should consider their return flight options to the UK. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating between India and the UK under a bilateral agreement but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.
    Overstaying on your visa is an offence. Make sure you leave the country before your visa expires or apply for an extension through the FRRO website

    Internal Restrictions:
    Civil aviation authority allows domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October (Hindustan Times, 12.10.2021).
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    14.10.2021
  • India After 18 months of restrictions, the Indian government will grant tourist visas to foreigners beginning October 15th. The decision was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday and comes after a gradual increase in domestic air traffic and a decrease in COVID cases in the country. Those in the tourism industry have welcomed this move, hoping for a boost in the economy through tourist dollars.

    While certainly an important decision, the Indian government hasn’t exactly opened the floodgates to tourists as of now. Starting October 15th, India will issue tourist visas to foreigners arriving on chartered flights only. All the rest who rely on regular non-charter commercial flights will be allowed to travel as tourists beginning November 15th.

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    11.10.2021
  • India Latest News: Delhi international airport to resume operations of Terminal 2 from 22 July (News18, 17.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The British High Commission cannot assist with ticketing. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    On 1st October 2021 the Indian authorities advised the following for all travellers from the United Kingdom to India:
    • Pre-Boarding: All travellers should (i) submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
    • On Arrival: Travellers irrespective of their vaccination status, arriving in India will undertake COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival at airport and on day 8 after arrival at their own cost and will undergo mandatory quarantine at home or at the destination address for 10 days after arrival in India.
    • All such passengers under isolation/quarantine shall be regularly monitored by State/District Health Authorities.
    These guidelines shall come in force from 4 October 2021 at 00.00 hrs. IST.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Pre-Boarding: All travellers should (i) submit self-declaration form on the online Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit theIndian Bureau of Immigration website.
    Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries.
    For more information visit the FRRO website.Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating between India and the UK under a bilateral agreement but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.
    Overstaying on your visa is an offence. Make sure you leave the country before your visa expires or apply for an extension through the FRRO website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    01.10.2021
  • India Vistara

    23.09.2021
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    14.09.2021
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    13.09.2021
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    18.08.2021
  • India Latest News: Delhi international airport to resume operations of Terminal 2 from 22 July (News18, 17.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit theIndian Bureau of Immigration website.
    Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries.
    For more information visit the FRRO website.Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating between India and the UK under a bilateral agreement but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.
    Overstaying on your visa is an offence. Make sure you leave the country before your visa expires or apply for an extension through the FRRO website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    16.08.2021
  • India Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to India: All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The British High Commission cannot assist with ticketing. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of
    Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    30.06.2021
  • India Latest News: Government imposes lockdown in Bihar from 5-15 May (Outlook India, 04.05.2021). Civil aviation authorities extend ban on scheduled international passenger flights until 31 May (Airport Technology, 03.05.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Delhi until 10 May (India Today, 01.05.2021). COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra extended to 15 May (Xinhua, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Restrictions in response to coronavirus: *Entry to India. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. To book and for more information you should check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The British High Commission cannot assist with ticketing. The aviation sector remains unpredictable and is subject to change with limited notice.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation
    and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels have resumed operations. Restrictions may differ between states.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    05.05.2021
  • India Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Delhi until 10 May (India Today, 01.05.2021). COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra extended to 15 May (Xinhua, 30.04.2021). COVID-19-related suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended until 31 May (The Hindu, 30.04.2021). Tamil Nadu government extends state-wide night curfew and complete lockdown on Sundays until further notice because of COVID-19 (Live Mint, 29.04.2021). Karnataka will enter two-week lockdown (Hindustan Times, 26.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants.
    You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states.
    If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. If you have nowhere to go and you need urgent help, contact the nearest British consulate:
    • New Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100
    • Chennai: + 91 (44) 42192151
    • Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    29.04.2021
  • India Latest News: Weeklong lockdown begins in New Delhi as COVID-19 virus surges; travel to airports, train stations in capital reportedly allowed (AP News, 19.04.2021). Lockdown extended in Bhopal until 26 April because of COVID-19 (Free Press Journal, 17.04.2021). Travelers from Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala will now have to produce negative COVID-19 at Patna International Airport (Hindustan Times,15.04.2021). Authorities impose weekend lockdowns in New Delhi to curb steep rise in COVID-19 infections (Reuters,15.04.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021). Government imposes lockdown in Raipur between 9-19 April; airports and railway services will function (Ommcomnews.com, 07.04.2021). Maharashtra government announces stringent COVID-19 restrictions, including complete lockdown on weekends (Reuters, 04.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed.
    All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. If you have nowhere to go and you need urgent help, contact the nearest British consulate:
    • New Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100
    • Chennai: + 91 (44) 42192151
    • Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    20.04.2021
  • India Latest News: Authorities impose weekend lockdowns in New Delhi to curb steep rise in COVID-19 infections (Reuters,15.04.2021). Indian-Nepal Border will be closed from 24 April because of health and security issues (Tegulu Bulletin, 12.04.2021). Government imposes lockdown in Raipur between 9-19 April; airports and railway services will function (Ommcomnews.com, 07.04.2021). Maharashtra government announces stringent COVID-19 restrictions, including complete lockdown on weekends (Reuters, 04.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in India: Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states. New restrictions may involve city or state-wide restrictions like night curfews, weekend curfew and/or the imposition of Section 144 restricting the assembly of groups of people in public spaces. Other measures may include the requirement to present COVID-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at airports, stations, malls and restaurants. You should monitor local media and follow any procedures put in place by local authorities. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check the latest entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May 2020 but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states.
    If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. If you have nowhere to go and you need urgent help, contact the nearest British consulate:
    • New Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100
    • Chennai: + 91 (44) 42192151
    • Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    15.04.2021
  • India The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flight services till April 30. Scheduled international flight operations were suspended from March 23 last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

    The aviation regulator, however, said that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case to case basis.

    Amid the suspension, special international flights have been allowed under the Vande Bharat Mission since May last year and under bilateral “air bubble” arrangements with select countries since July.

    India has formed air bubble pacts with several countries including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France, among others.

    Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territories.

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    24.03.2021
  • India Latest News: Visitors to Rajasthan must have negativ COVID-19 test, night curfew imposed in eight areas of the state (Xinhua, 21.03.2021). Government will lift ban on non-essential travel abroad from 19 April (Xinhua, 21.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. Coronavirus cases in many parts of India are currently on the rise. Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice and may vary between states.
    New restrictions may involve the requirement to present Covid-19 negative tests to enter some states, random testing in public areas including at malls and restaurants and night curfews. Before undertaking inter-state travel in India you should check local media and guidance issued by local authorities on entry requirements and other testing/quarantine restrictions.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed.
    All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states.
    If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. If you have nowhere to go and you need urgent help, contact the nearest British consulate:
    • New Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100
    • Chennai: + 91 (44) 42192151
    • Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    22.03.2021
  • India Latest News: Passenger flights expected to resume as Indian government forms special arrangement with Seychelles and Uzbekistan (Outlook India, 02.03.20). Authorities in Tamil Nadu extend COVID-19 restrictions until 31 March; international passenger flights remain banned during lockdown period (Xinhua, 01.03.2021). Government extends ban on international commercial flights until 31 March because of COVID-19 (Live Mint, 26.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. The guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 28 February to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives.
    Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed.
    All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. If you have nowhere to go and you need urgent help, contact the nearest British consulate:
    • New Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100
    • Chennai: + 91 (44) 42192151
    • Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    19.03.2021
  • India Latest News: Indian government to test travelers from UK, South Africa and Brazil because of concerns about new COVID-19 strains (Reuters, 17.02.2021). Government lifts COVID-19 restrictions limiting the number of domestic flight operations at airports in Tamil Nadu (The Hindu, 17.02.2021). Air traffic between India and Russia expected to resume on 13 February (Russian Aviation, 04.02.2021). Government extends suspension of scheduled commercial international flights through 28 February; aviation authority issues modified order (Live Mint, 28.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited.
    More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements.
    More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on the Ministry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. The guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution> issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 28 February to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives.
    Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. If you have nowhere to go and you need urgent help, contact the nearest British consulate
    • New Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100
    • Chennai: + 91 (44) 42192151
    • Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    19.02.2021
  • India India has now notified a new set of requirements for international arrivals into India, which will be put in force on February 22, 2021, 2359 Hours IST. The new requirements are a very long document, so I have summarised the key details:

    Here on, all travels will need to fill up a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) along with a negative RT-PCR CoVid-19 report, where the test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. Earlier, this system was optional if anyone wanted to skip the quarantine. However, now it is compulsory for everyone who wants to arrive in India.
    Arrival in India without negative report shall be allowed only for those travelling to India in the family’s exigency of death. However, even these passengers will need to apply for exemption on the same Air Suvidha portal. On arrival in India, they will be tested at the arrival airport and allowed to exit the airport or catch a connecting flight.
    For all international travellers coming/transiting through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East, will additionally need to provide their travel history for 14 days before boarding the flight back to India on the Air Suvidha portal. This means anyone flying in from/via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, etc., will have to submit additional information.
    All the travellers arriving from/transiting through flights originating in the United Kingdom, Europe or the Middle East shall be mandatorily subjected to self-paid confirmatory RT-PCR tests on arrival at the Indian airports concerned (port of entry). The entry made in the SDF regarding telephone number and address would be reconfirmed. Apart from those arriving from the UK, Brazil and South Africa, everyone can leave after giving their samples on arrival.
    Those who arrive from the UK, Brazil and South Africa will be allowed to catch their connecting flight after their RT-PCR reports are negative, which could take between 6-8 hours. Those who will exit the airport, they can give their samples and leave. In both cases, a home quarantine of 7 days is applicable.

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    18.02.2021
  • India Latest News: Air traffic between India and Russia expected to resume on 13 February (Russian Aviation, 04.02.2021). Government extends suspension of scheduled commercial international flights through 28 February; aviation authority issues modified order (Live Mint, 28.01.2021). Indian government extends restrictions on flights between India and U.K. until 14 February (Hindustan Times, 27.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on theMinistry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on theMinistry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. The guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 28 February to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives.
    Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed.
    All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function.
    The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states.
    If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. If you have nowhere to go and you need urgent help, contact the nearest British consulate:
    • New Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100
    • Chennai: + 91 (44) 42192151
    • Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222
    • *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    15.02.2021
  • India Latest News: Government extends suspension of scheduled commercial international flights through 28 February; aviation authority issues modified order (Live Mint, 28.01.2021). Indian government extends restrictions on flights between India and U.K. until 14 February (Hindustan Times, 27.01.2021). Kempegowda International Airport will partially shut operations from 30 January until 5 February as Aero India closes Bengaluru’s airspace (New India Express, 25.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on theMinistry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on theMinistry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. The guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 28 February to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives.
    Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • India Latest News: On 2 January, the Government of India confirmed that: Flights from India to the UK will resume from 6 January. Flights to India from the UK will resume from 8 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Flight suspension between UK and India extended until 7 January (Reuters, 29.12.2020). Karnataka government imposes seven-day quarantine for travelers from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. (Live Mint , 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on theMinistry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on theMinistry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. The guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 31 January to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • India Latest News: On 2 January, the Government of India confirmed that: Flights from India to the UK will resume from 6 January. Flights to India from the UK will resume from 8 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Flight suspension between UK and India extended until 7 January (Reuters, 29.12.2020). Karnataka government imposes seven-day quarantine for travelers from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. (Live Mint , 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on theMinistry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: Detailed guidance on quarantine requirements are available on theMinistry of Health website.
    *Data collection: Passengers may need to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you’re currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. hereThe guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 31 January to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

    Read more
    18.01.2021
  • India Latest News: On 2 January, the Government of India confirmed that: Flights from India to the UK will resume from 6 January. Flights to India from the UK will resume from 8 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Flight suspension between UK and India extended until 7 January (Reuters, 29.12.2020). Karnataka government imposes seven-day quarantine for travelers from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. (Live Mint , 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel. The immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus).
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    If you are flying into Mumbai from the UK, other European countries, South Africa or the Middle East, you will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine at designated hotels at your own cost. You will be tested on day seven following your arrival. If you test negative, you may leave the institutional quarantine but will have to home-quarantine for another seven days. If you test positive, you will be moved to a designated facility for further evaluation and treatment.

    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. hereThe guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 31 January to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

    Read more
    15.01.2021
  • India Latest News: On 2 January, the Government of India confirmed that: Flights from India to the UK will resume from 6 January. Flights to India from the UK will resume from 8 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Flight suspension between UK and India extended until 7 January (Reuters, 29.12.2020). Karnataka government imposes seven-day quarantine for travelers from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. (Live Mint , 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    If you are flying into Mumbai from the UK, other European countries, South Africa or the Middle East, you will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine at designated hotels at your own cost. You will be tested on day seven following your arrival. If you test negative, you may leave the institutional quarantine but will have to home-quarantine for another seven days. If you test positive, you will be moved to a designated facility for further evaluation and treatment.

    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. hereThe guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 31 January to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    06.01.2021
  • India Latest News: On 2 January, the Government of India confirmed that: Flights from India to the UK will resume from 6 January. Flights to India from the UK will resume from 8 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Flight suspension between UK and India extended until 7 January (Reuters, 29.12.2020). Karnataka government imposes seven-day quarantine for travelers from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. (Live Mint , 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Strict restrictions remain in containment zones. hereThe guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs have been extended to 31 January to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    04.01.2021
  • India Latest News: India to lift ban on flights from U.K., resume limited operations from 8 January (India Live, 01.01.2021). Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until 31 January 2021 (Xinhua, 30.12.2020). Flight suspension between UK and India extended until 7 January (Reuters, 29.12.2020). Karnataka government imposes seven-day quarantine for travelers from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. (Live Mint , 21.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 December. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    31.12.2020
  • India Latest News: Karnataka government imposes seven-day quarantine for travelers from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. (Live Mint , 21.12.2020). Maharashtra government will impose night curfew until 5 January 2021, makes 14-day quarantine mandatory for all arrivals from Europe, other West Asian countries (Xinhua, 21.12.2020). Indian government to suspend flights from U.K. through 31 December (India.com, 21.12.2020). Ban on direct flights from Delhi to Kolkata lifted (Times of India, 15.12.2020). Authorities extend state-wide curfew in Punjab until 1 January (Live Mint, 11.12.2020).


    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 December. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    23.12.2020
  • India Latest News: Flights between Kathmandu and New Delhi will resume from next week (ANI News,01.12.2020). Eastern Railway to resume non-suburban passenger train services from 2 December (MCN, 28.11.2020). Government extends suspension of scheduled international flights through 31 December (AA,27.11.2020). Indian government reaches agreement to operate flights with Ethiopia, may do same with Nepal (Outlook India, 23.11.2020).


    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 December. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. New Restrictions can be put in place at short notice to curb the spread of the virus. You should closely monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    03.12.2020
  • India Latest News: Indian government reaches agreement to operate flights with Ethiopia, may do same with Nepal (Outlook India, 23.11.2020). Air, rail travelers to Maharashtra from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan will need a negative COVID-19 report from 25 November (Times of India, 23.11.2020). Passenger trains into Punjab to restart 24 November after blockade ends (Outlook India, 22.11.2020). Hong Kong bans Air India flights from Delhi until 3 December after several passengers tested positive for COVID-19 post-arrival (NPI, 20.11.2020)


    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 30 November. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    23.11.2020
  • India Latest News: Suburban train services of Eastern, South Eastern Railway resume in West Bengal (Live Mint, 11.11.2020). Aviation authorities extend suspension of international commercial flights through 30 November (Money Control News, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 30 November. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    09.11.2020
  • India Latest News: Aviation authorities extend suspension of international commercial flights through 30 November (Money Control News, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under bilateral agreements with the Indian Government some airlines have announced their intention to run a limited number of flights. To book and for more information please check airline websites, which contain important guidance prior to travel.
    *Entry to India: To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals.
    *Screening on arrival: Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health.
    *Data collection: Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app.
    *Testing on departure: You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later). You should comply with any additional healthcare screening measures put in place by the authorities prior to your departure.
    *Visas: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Visit the FRRO website if you have any visa-related queries. Scheduled international flights remain suspended. A limited number of flights are currently operating under bilateral agreements with other countries but these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in India: There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 30 November. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train and metro rail services have resumed. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states.
    *Accommodation: Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist.
    *Public places and services: India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states. You should follow the instructions of local authorities.

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    02.11.2020
  • India Latest News: Aviation authorities extend suspension of international commercial flights through 30 November (Money Control News, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flights resumed on 25 May. There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train services have resumed andmetro rail servicesare permitted to start from 7 September. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states.

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    28.10.2020
  • India Latest News: Flights between Goa, London resume under bilateral agreement (NDTV, 19.10.2020). Tejas Express trains will restart from 17 October on some routes (Business Today, 17.10.2020). Flights between India, Bangladesh will resume from 28 October (Executive Traveller,15.10.2020) Mumbai will gradually resume metro train service from 19 October (Xinhua, 14.10.2020). Government to increase domestic flights in Chennai, Mumbai (Times of India, 05.10.2020); Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 31 October; all trains within the state restarts (Zee News, 30.09.2020). Aviation authority extends suspension of international flights until 31 October (Times Now, 30.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu to 31 October (Business Standard, 29.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All international flights remain suspended.
    Limited train services have resumed andmetro rail servicesare permitted to start from 7 September. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states.

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    20.10.2020
  • India Latest News: Mumbai will gradually resume metro train service from 19 October (Xinhua, 14.10.2020). Government to increase domestic flights in Chennai, Mumbai (Times of India, 05.10.2020); Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 31 October; all trains within the state restarts (Zee News, 30.09.2020). Aviation authority extends suspension of international flights until 31 October (Times Now, 30.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu to 31 October (Business Standard, 29.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Limited train services have resumed andmetro rail servicesare permitted to start from 7 September. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states.

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    14.10.2020
  • India Latest News: Government to increase domestic flights in Chennai, Mumbai (Times of India, 05.10.2020); Maharashtra government extends COVID-19 lockdown until 31 October; all trains within the state restarts (Zee News, 30.09.2020). Aviation authority extends suspension of international flights until 31 October (Times Now, 30.09.2020). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu to 31 October (Business Standard, 29.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Regular international flights to remain suspended until 30 September.
    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Limited train services have resumed andmetro rail servicesare permitted to start from 7 September. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020).

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    05.10.2020
  • India Kolkata airport to allow air travel from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Nagpur in a limited manner from September. (Republic World, 28.08.2020)
    Government extends lockdown in Bihar until 6 September (HT, 17.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Regular international flights to remain suspended until 30 September.
    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedguidelinesforInternationalArrivals02082020.pdf]. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines [https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Unlock3_29072020.pdf] to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Limited train services have resumed andmetro rail servicesare permitted to start from 7 September. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020).

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    01.09.2020
  • India Aviation authority extends suspension of international flights to 30 September (CNBCTV18, 31.08.2020). Delhi Metro to resume operations from 7 September, open air theatres have also been permitted to reopen from September 21 (Josh, 31.08.2020). Kolkata airport to allow air travel from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Nagpur in a limited manner from September. (Republic World, 28.08.2020)
    Metro train services expected to resume in various cities from 1 September as ‘Unlock 4’ phase begins. (The Asian Age, 25.08.2020). Government extends lockdown in Bihar until 6 September (HT, 17.08.2020). Government extends lockdown in Manipur until 31 August (news18.com, 15.08.2020). Authorities in Punjab extend night curfews (Tribune, 14.08.2020). West Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on 28 August and imposed a curfew on August 20 instead. Hence, the statewide lockdown will only be observed on 20, 21, 27 and 31 August (Times of India, 13.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Regular international flights to remain suspended until 30 September.
    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedguidelinesforInternationalArrivals02082020.pdf]. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines [https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Unlock3_29072020.pdf] to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Limited train services have resumed, but metro rail services remain prohibited. Indian Railways suspended all regular passenger train services indefinitely as of 11 August. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020).

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    31.08.2020
  • India West Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on 28 August and imposed a curfew on August 20 instead. Hence, the statewide lockdown will only be observed on 20, 21, 27 and 31 August .(Times of India, 13.08.2020). All flights at Kolkata airport remain suspended on following lockdown days as announced by West Bengal government until 31 August. (Live Mint, 11.08.2020). Government extends lockdown in Manipur to 15 August (East Mojo, 06.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Regular international flights to remain suspended until 31 August.
    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedguidelinesforInternationalArrivals02082020.pdf]. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines [https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Unlock3_29072020.pdf] to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Limited train services have resumed, but metro rail services remain prohibited. Indian Railways suspended all regular passenger train services indefinitely as of 11 August. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020).

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    13.08.2020
  • India Indian Railways suspends all regular passenger train services indefinitely (Business Standard, 11.08.2020). All flights at Kolkata airport remain suspended on following lockdown days as announced by West Bengal government until 31 August. (Live Mint, 11.08.2020). Government extends lockdown in Manipur to 15 August (East Mojo, 06.08.2020) Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020). Regular international flights to remain suspended until 31 August (Josh, 31.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedguidelinesforInternationalArrivals02082020.pdf]. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines [https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Unlock3_29072020.pdf] to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Limited train services have resumed, but metro rail services remain prohibited. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states.

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    11.08.2020
  • India Government extends lockdown in Manipur to 15 August (East Mojo, 06.08.2020) Lockdown extended in Budgam till August 10 ( Kashim Reader, 06.08.2020). Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020)Curfew imposed across Kashmir until 5 August (South China Morning Post, 03.07.2020). Regular international flights to remain suspended until 31 August (Josh, 31.07.2020). All flights at Kolkata airport remain suspended on following lockdown days as announced by West Bengal government: August 5, 8, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 31. (Hindustan Times, 30.07.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended. To curb the spread of COVID-19, scheduled international commercial passenger air services are currently suspended however certain eligible foreign nationals are able to travel to India via Vande Bharat flights or third country flights. Availability of options for international transportation remain limited. More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedguidelinesforInternationalArrivals02082020.pdf]. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements. All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. All passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. Passengers may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. You will not be able to travel if you are currently showing coronavirus symptoms (you will need to self-isolate and travel later).

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines [https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Unlock3_29072020.pdf] to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Limited train services have resumed, but metro rail services remain prohibited. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states. Limited number of hotels have resumed operations in a few states. Restrictions may differ between states. If your hotel asks you to leave, ask them to provide alternative accommodation, or talk to the police who can assist. India has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a phased re-opening of limited number of activities and services but large gathering are still prohibited. Restrictions vary between states.

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    07.08.2020
  • India Curfew lifted in Srinagar; COVID-19 restrictions expected to continue (One India, 05.08.2020)Curfew imposed across Kashmir until 5 August (South China Morning Post, 03.07.2020). Regular international flights to remain suspended until 31 August (Josh, 31.07.2020). All flights at Kolkata airport remain suspended on following lockdown days as announced by West Bengal government: August 5, 8, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 31. (Hindustan Times, 30.07.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals.pdf]. Government rules international travelers must take 14-day quarantine upon arrival starting 1 August One week of this fortnight’s quarantine shall be at institutions in India, paid for by the passengers, followed by a second week of “isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.” Receiving States can in exceptional cases assess the situation and may permit home quarantine for the entire 14 days. These are cases of human distress, serious illness, death in the family, pregnancy and parents flying in with children below 10 years of age.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August.
    The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All international flights remain suspended. Limited train services have resumed, but metro rail services remain prohibited. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states.
    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Thursday extended the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the virus till August 31. Public transport, trains and metro services will not function. (Mumbai Mirror, 30.07.2020)

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    The Srinagar administration on 4 August announced the lifting of curfew as the situation remained incident-free, but strict restrictions would continue in areas which have seen a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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    05.08.2020
  • India Regular international flights to remain suspended until 31 August (Josh, 31.07.2020). All flights at Kolkata airport remain suspended on following lockdown days as announced by West Bengal government: August 5, 8, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 31. (Hindustan Times, 30.07.2020). Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Thursday extended the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the virus till August 31. Public transport, trains and metro services will not function. (Mumbai Mirror, 30.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended. All land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal in East and North East India are closed for movement of people, except returning Indian nationals. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of Ministry of Health [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals.pdf]. Government rules international travelers must take 14-day quarantine upon arrival starting 1 August One week of this fortnight’s quarantine shall be at institutions in India, paid for by the passengers, followed by a second week of “isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.” Receiving States can in exceptional cases assess the situation and may permit home quarantine for the entire 14 days. These are cases of human distress, serious illness, death in the family, pregnancy and parents flying in with children below 10 years of age.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    There is a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions. This may vary by state. Lockdown restrictions remain in containment zones until 31 August.
    The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines to regulate activities in this period. Other restrictions vary between states and zones, so it is important to follow local directives. Domestic flight operations resumed on 25 May but some states may have restrictions on flight operations. Check with airlines before booking flights. More information and detailed guidance is available on the websites of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health. Some states have quarantine requirements in place and these may differ between states. Follow the advice of the local authorities. All international flights remain suspended. Limited train services have resumed, but metro rail services remain prohibited. Limited inter-state movements of passenger vehicles and buses is now permitted this will vary from state to state within India. All essential services (including groceries, pharmacies, ATMs) continue to function. The wearing of facial/cloth masks is compulsory in all public places. There are strict restrictions on large gatherings. You may be penalised if you violate restrictions. Restrictions may vary between states.

    Read more
    31.07.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Ministry of Civil Aviation/
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