India: Commercial Flights to Resume at the end of March

March 15, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • International commercial passenger flights will resume beginning 27 March 2022 

Overview  

The government of India announced that it will resume commercial international passenger flights beginning 27 March 2022. Travelers entering the country via commercial flights will be required to: 

  • Complete and submit a self-declaration form through the online Air Suvidha portal prior to departure;
  • Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or submit an approved vaccination certificate detailing the traveler’s vaccination history;  
  • Travelers arriving from “at risk” countries will be required to undergo an additional RT-PCR test upon arrival. Travelers arriving from other countries will be randomly selected to undergo RT-PCR testing.   
  • If a negative result is received, these travelers will be required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine and take a RT-PCR test on the eighth day of their stay;   
  • If a negative test is received on day eight, the traveler will be released from quarantine, but will need to continue to monitor for symptoms for an additional seven days;    
  • If a positive test result is received, the traveler will be given guidance by the Ministry of Health. 

What are the Changes? 

The government of India will resume commercial international passenger flights beginning 27 March 2022. Travelers arriving in India must adhere to entrance requirements. All travelers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to undergo a seven-day quarantine period, followed by an additional seven days of symptom monitoring. If symptoms develop during this time period, the traveler should report to the nearest health facility or call the government’s national number (1075).    

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of India’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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This article was published on 15 March 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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