India: Updated Quarantine Requirements

Key Points 

  • All international travelers will be required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine period upon arrival in India  

Overview  

The government of India will update its quarantine requirements for all international travelers beginning 11 Jan. 2022. All travelers 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;
  • 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 arrival; 
    • 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 

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What are the Changes? 

The government of India revised international travel entrance requirements for all travelers on 11 Jan. 2022. 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 national number (1075).  

Looking Ahead  

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


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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