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New travel rules for International travelers arriving in India - effective 22 Jan 2022

Desi Guy
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All travelers to 

1. Complete self declaration on Air Suvidha portal 

2. Upload a negative RT-PCR conducted no more than 72 hours prior to taking the journey. Applicable to all travelers. Children under 5 are exempted. 

Travelers from at risk country (described below)

- Self-paid post arrival test in India at the airport upon arrival. Passengers are advised to pre-book the test. https://www.newdelhiairport.in/faq#latest-guidelines

- If tested negative, home quarantine for 7 days and another self-paid test on 8th day from arrival in India. This test is also required to be uploaded on the Air Suvidha portal

- Those testing positive will be treated/ isolated as per laid down standard protocols

Travelers from other than on risk country

- Random 2% of travelers shall undergo shall undergo testing at the airport upon arrival

- All travelers, including the ones tested at airport, to home quarantine for 7 days. They also need to take a self paid test on 8th day from arrival in India and upload this report on Air Suvidha portal. 


At risk countries include

Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Israel, Congo, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Zambia

Additional restrictions for travelers to Maharashtra (Mumbai)

Passengers arriving from 'High-Risk Countries'- South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe or other passengers who have visited any of 'High-Risk Countries' in past 15 days before arrival in Maharashtra, shall undergo covid testing upon arrival and undergo mandatory 7 day Institutional Quarantine followed by 7 days of Home Quarantine, if tested negative on 7th day of Institutional Quarantine.

Passengers arriving from 'At Risk' countries identified by MoHFW, shall undergo mandatory covid testing upon arrival in Maharashtra and Home Quarantine for 7 days.


#Children under 5 remain exempted from Covid test requirements unless they are symptomatic, in which case the exemption does not apply and they may be subjected to a Covid test. 


This topic was modified 1 year ago 3 times by Desi Guy

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Neel S
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Thanks, this is useful

Manisha G
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I would add that a keep a print out of the declaration (from Air Suvidha) and your RT-PCR report with you when you travel (atleast 1 copy). You never know who might ask for it.

In the airport (first port of entry), keep your passport and boarding pass in your hands and be ready to show it. You will be asked for it every 10 yards :). Literally