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In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, India has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to India, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 22 October 2021

Last Updated at: 22 October 2021

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Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, India has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to India, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 22 October 2021

Last Updated at: 22 October 2021

THINKING OF MOVING AND LIVING IN INDIA?

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Latest Update

Until 31st October, all flights to India are suspended

India lifts travel curbs on those arriving from the UK

On October 1, India had imposed a new rule that British nationals arriving in India, regardless of their vaccination status, will have to undergo 10 days of mandatory quarantine from October 4 as part of the reciprocal action initiated by the government following the vaccine certification row between the two countries.

From 15 Oct, India will reopen to tourists after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

“After considering various inputs, the MHA (home ministry) has decided to begin granting fresh Tourist Visas for foreigners coming to India through chartered flights with effect from Oct 15,” the home ministry said in a statement.

“Foreign tourists entering into India by flights other than chartered aircraft would be able to do so only with effect from Nov 15 on fresh Tourist Visas,” it added.

India suspended all visas for foreigners in March 2020 when the pandemic took off as the government imposed a strict lockdown.

Restrictions on some categories of foreigners such as diplomats and businesspeople were later lifted but tourists remained barred.

 

UK Travellers To India Will Have To Undergo Mandatory Quarantine Even If They Are Fully Vaccinated

The Indian Central government has announced that India will impose a mandatory 10-day quarantine on British nationals arriving in India, with effect from 4 October. The decision was taken as a reciprocal measure over UK’s similar travel restrictions on Indian residents.

 

India Extends Ban On International Commercial Flights till October 31

The Directorate General of Central Aviation (DGCA) has decided to extend the ban on scheduled international commercial flights till October 31, considering the COVID-19 scenario.

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Latest Update On India Travel Restrictions

  • International flights to India are suspended until June 30.
  • Passengers may be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • All passengers are not allowed to enter India, with the exception if you are:
  1. Nationals of India, Nepal and Bhutan
  2. Residents of India
  3. Those who hold an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), or Persons of India Origin (PIO) card or booklet.
  4. Those with a valid visa (except a medical visa issued before 21 October 2020).
  5. Those with valid E-visa or tourist visas (excluding tourist visa type T).
  6. Those returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

For more information on travel restrictions, COVID-19 test and quarantine, please refer to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 

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Schools

  • Schools in India continued to remain closed, with students having online learn. However, some states have decided to resume offline classes.
  • With effect from July 1, Telangana School to reopen physical classes.

For more information on schools reopening in India, please click here.

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Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • India has resumed services for the issuance of the following visas: e-Business visas, e-Medical Attendant visas, and e-Conference visas.
  • The e-tourist visas are suspended until further notice.

For more updates on the visa services in India, please click here. 

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Short Term Accommodation

  • Hotels are open in Maharashtra.
  • Hotels are available for booking for passengers transiting through India
  • Passengers can also choose to quarantine at hotels in Mumbai.

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Importing Pets To India: Rules and Requirements

International flights to India are suspended until July 13 2021, and all land borders are closed.

  • Foreign national of Indian Origin requires an OCI or PIO card to bring pets into India.
  • Foreign national not of Indian Origin must be relocating to India for work purposes, or live in India for at least a year to import pets to the country.
  • Indians citizens visiting India on a short visa requires a DGFT license to bring pets into India.
  • Owners need to obtain the No Objection Certificate (NOC).
  • Cats and dogs must be vaccinated for rabies for at least 31 days before arrival.
  • The rabies titer test is not needed.
  • Owners need to show proof of the Veterinary Certificate issued by India.

Please refer to Pettravel.com for more information on relocating pets into India.

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Check out the following pages and contact information to get the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation.
Reach out to the Government of India through MyGov Corona Live Chat, or the national helpline numbers 011-23978046, 1075 (Toll-Free).
For COVID-19 updates visit mygov.in, The India Express (for live update), and covid19india.org.

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Latest Update

Until 31st October, all flights to India are suspended

India lifts travel curbs on those arriving from the UK

On October 1, India had imposed a new rule that British nationals arriving in India, regardless of their vaccination status, will have to undergo 10 days of mandatory quarantine from October 4 as part of the reciprocal action initiated by the government following the vaccine certification row between the two countries.

From 15 Oct, India will reopen to tourists after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

“After considering various inputs, the MHA (home ministry) has decided to begin granting fresh Tourist Visas for foreigners coming to India through chartered flights with effect from Oct 15,” the home ministry said in a statement.

“Foreign tourists entering into India by flights other than chartered aircraft would be able to do so only with effect from Nov 15 on fresh Tourist Visas,” it added.

India suspended all visas for foreigners in March 2020 when the pandemic took off as the government imposed a strict lockdown.

Restrictions on some categories of foreigners such as diplomats and businesspeople were later lifted but tourists remained barred.

 

UK Travellers To India Will Have To Undergo Mandatory Quarantine Even If They Are Fully Vaccinated

The Indian Central government has announced that India will impose a mandatory 10-day quarantine on British nationals arriving in India, with effect from 4 October. The decision was taken as a reciprocal measure over UK’s similar travel restrictions on Indian residents.

 

India Extends Ban On International Commercial Flights till October 31

The Directorate General of Central Aviation (DGCA) has decided to extend the ban on scheduled international commercial flights till October 31, considering the COVID-19 scenario.

Latest Update On India Travel Restrictions

  • International flights to India are suspended until June 30.
  • Passengers may be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • All passengers are not allowed to enter India, with the exception if you are:
  1. Nationals of India, Nepal and Bhutan
  2. Residents of India
  3. Those who hold an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), or Persons of India Origin (PIO) card or booklet.
  4. Those with a valid visa (except a medical visa issued before 21 October 2020).
  5. Those with valid E-visa or tourist visas (excluding tourist visa type T).
  6. Those returning from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives or Nepal via India to their country of residence.

For more information on travel restrictions, COVID-19 test and quarantine, please refer to the Wego Travel Blog. 

Schools

  • Schools in India continued to remain closed, with students having online learning. However, some states have decided to resume offline classes.
  • With effect from July 1, Telangana School to reopen physical classes.

For more information on schools reopening in India, please click here.

Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • India has resumed services for the issuance of the following visas: e-Business visas, e-Medical Attendant visas, and e-Conference visas.
  • The e-tourist visas are suspended until further notice.

For more updates on the visa services in India, please click here. 

Home Search

 

Short Term Accommodation

  • Hotels are open in Maharashtra.
  • Hotels are available for booking for passengers transiting through India
  • Passengers can also choose to quarantine at hotels in Mumbai.

Importing Pets To India: Rules and Requirements

International flights to India are suspended until July 13 2021, and all land borders are closed.

  • Foreign national of Indian Origin requires an OCI or PIO card to bring pets into India.
  • Foreign national not of Indian Origin must be relocating to India for work purposes, or live in India for at least a year to import pets to the country.
  • Indians citizens visiting India on a short visa requires a DGFT license to bring pets into India.
  • Owners need to obtain the No Objection Certificate (NOC).
  • Cats and dogs must be vaccinated for rabies for at least 31 days before arrival.
  • The rabies titer test is not needed.
  • Owners need to show proof of the Veterinary Certificate issued by India.

Please refer to Pettravel.com for more information on relocating pets into India.

Check out the following pages and contact information to get the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation.
Reach out to the Government of India through MyGov Corona Live Chat, or the national helpline numbers 011-23978046, 1075 (Toll-Free).
For COVID-19 updates visit mygov.in, The India Express (for live update), and covid19india.org.

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