[Updated] India: New COVID-19 Related Entry Measures

This article was originally published on 12 September 2022 and was updated on 28 September 2022 to reflect new information. 

28 September 2022 Update: The government of India introduced a new list of countries and regions in which vaccination certificates have been approved by the Indian authorities. The list includes 137 countries and regions.

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This article was originally published on 6 September 2022 and was updated on 12 September 2022 to reflect new information.  

12 September 2022 Update: The government of India introduced a new list of countries or regions in which vaccination certificates have been approved by the Indian authorities. The list includes 136 countries and regions.  


Key Points 

  • The government of India introduced new COVID-19 entry measures for all travelers on 3 September 2022  
  • The government of India expanded the list of countries and regions with approved vaccination certificates for entry into India   

Overview  

The government of India updated its COVID-19 guidelines on 3 September 2022. Based on these new guidelines, all travelers must: 

  • Submit a self-declaration form online through the Air Suvidha portal prior to traveling. The form must include information on travel details for the past 14 days prior to departure; 
  • Submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that was taken within 72 hours of travel; or  
  • Submit proof of having completed a full vaccination regimen.  

Travelers entering the country may be subject to quarantine and self-monitoring requirements specified by the authorities upon entry into India. The government will also conduct randomized post-arrival testing on two percent of the total passengers departing a plane.   

The government of India also introduced a new list of countries or regions in which vaccination certificates have been approved by the Indian authorities. The list includes 134 countries and regions.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of India introduced new COVID-19 related travel requirements and updated its list of countries and regions with approved COVID-19 vaccination certificates. India’s previous COVID-19 guidelines were introduced in February 2022. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival, where applicable.  

Looking Ahead  

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


This article was published on 6 September 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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