No Covid Test Required For These Foreign Passengers Coming To India: Check What Is Mandatory, Exceptions & More
The Govt of India has notified new rules for foreign tourists coming to India from other countries.
After a long delay, a negative Covid test is now not required, but only for passengers from 11 nations.
For all other international passengers, Covid 19 test is mandatory.
Here are complete details..
No Covid Test Needed For These International Passengers
As per latest developments, Govt of India has signed a treaty with 11 nations, and as per the terms of this treaty, passengers coming in from these nations to India are not required to have a negative Covid test report.
But, they will need to have both vaccinations, as approved by WHO.
These nations are: UK, France, Germany, Nepal, Belarus, Lebanon, Armenia, Ukraine, Belgium, Hungary and Serbia.
There are three conditions attached for these passengers:
- Both vaccine doses should have been administered 15 days prior to the departure
- Self-monitoring for 14 days, after arriving in India
- No RT-PCR test or any other test needed for entering India.
Aviation Ministry said, “In view increasing vaccination coverage across the globe and the changing nature of the pandemic, the existing guidelines for international arrivals in India have been reviewed,”
Covid Test Needed For All Other Passengers
Except these 11 nations, passengers from all other nations in the world need to have a negative Covid 19 test report, despite having both vaccine doses.
At the same time, travellers from some countries will be required to take additional tests after arriving in India.
These are: South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand Zimbabwe and countries in Europe including The UK.
Every international passenger arriving in India are needed to submit their self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal, and the negative Covid report, if needed.
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We will keep you updated, as more details come in.