International Travel: UK, Europe, Singapore Continue To Remain In India’s ‘High Risk’ Countries List

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revised the existing guidelines for international arrivals in India, but still, the UK, Europe, Singapore, and seven other countries continue to be in the ‘High Risk’ category.

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.”

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However, travelers from ‘High Risk’ 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

S. No.Country
1Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom
2South Africa
3Brazil
4Bangladesh
5Botswana
6China
7Mauritius
8New Zealand
9Zimbabwe
10Singapore

Meanwhile, there is a list of 99 countries with which the government of India has an agreement for mutual recognition vaccination certificates for individuals fully vaccinated with nationally recognized or WHO recognized COVID-19 vaccine and those exempting Indian citizens fully vaccinated with nationally recognized or WHO recognized vaccines.

Requirements of Travel for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

  • Travelers from these countries have to submit a self-declaration of their fully vaccinated status on the Air Suvidha portal.
  • They also have to produce a negative RT-PCR test report, not older than 72 hours.
  • The passengers also need to submit a declaration related to the authenticity of the RT-PCR report and “will be liable to criminal prosecution, if found otherwise,” the notification stated.

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