As per the revised guidelines for international arrivals issued by the Health Ministry, India has allowed quarantine-free travel to citizens of 99 countries that recognize Indian Covid-19 vaccine certificates.
The latest guidelines introduced by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on November 12 stated that “Countries that recognize Indian vaccine certificates, and there are terms of reciprocity, India has allowed quarantine-free travel to their citizens.”
If fully vaccinated, the travelers will be allowed to leave the airport and self-monitor their health for 14 days.
If partially or not vaccinated, the travelers need to undertake measures which include submission of sample for post-arrival Covid-19 test, after which they will be allowed to leave the airport, home quarantine for seven days, re-test on the eighth day of arrival in India, and if negative, further self-monitor of their health for next seven days.
However, Ten countries need to follow additional measures on arrival in India. India suspended all visas granted to foreign travelers last year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here is the list of Countries from where travelers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing (Countries at-risk)
List of High Risk Countries
- Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom
- South Africa
- New Zealand
Moreover, the revised guidelines also said that children below five years are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing for Covid-19 in India.
“Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing. However, if found symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or during the home quarantine period, they shall undergo testing and treated as per laid down protocol,” it said.