India: New COVID-19 Entry Measures

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • India introduced new COVID-19 entry measures for all travelers on 22 December 2022  


The government of India updated its COVID-19 entry measures on 22 December 2022. The following measures will be implemented: 

  • The government lifted vaccination requirements but recommends that all travelers be fully vaccinated by an approved primary vaccination regimen as recommended by their country of residence. 
  • Upon arrival, travelers with COVID-19-related symptoms will be required to report conditions and undergo isolation as specified by government officials upon arrival.  
  • Travelers will have their temperature taken upon arrival.  
  • Randomized testing will be conducted for 2% of incoming travelers.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of India introduced new COVID-19 measures on 22 December 2022. According to the government announcement, these measures have been taken as a result of pandemic-related developments across the globe.  

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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