After two long years of Covid related restrictions, the government of India will be withdrawing all Covid protocols from 31st March 2022. Though there are still a very few cases of Covid present in the country, it is not considered anything serious by both government and general population. As of 24 March, Indian Govt delivered more 1.8 billion doses, includes both doses for more than 85% adult population, while vaccination is open for children above 12. The vaccines are available for free and easily to anybody who needs one.
From 14 Feb 2022, the International passengers are not required to follow any quarantine, other than 14 days self-monitoring at the place of their choice. RT-PCR test before boarding the flight is still required. The airport officials are authorized to do random testing on 2% of International passengers on arrival.
The second RT PCR test for passengers coming from certain at-risk countries is also removed.
From 27 March 2022, all International airlines are allowed to fly into India without any restrictions. We are expecting the cost of the flights to come down from April 2022 as there will be more number of connecting flights available.
Online E-Visa are restored 90 days validity (180 days for citizens of US and Japan). All Indian Embassies around the world are also accepting paper visa application for all kinds of visas.
Latest Guidelines for International Travel to India
- The official Government website to apply for E-Visa (E-Visa) : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/
- The E-Tourist Visa is free of cost for the first 500,000 visas since 15 October 2021.
- All international passengers are required by the government of India to upload either their covid vaccine record or negative PCR test before checking-into the airport from this government website: Air Suvidha India to be able to board any flight to India.
- After arriving in India, the airport officials are allowed to randomly select 2% of passengers for RT PCR testing. However, all passengers are allowed to leave the airport, regardless of the results.
- All International arrivals are required to self-monitor for 14 days.
- Please read the official notification from Government of India : Covid Travel Protocols as per the Government of India
- We recommend all our guests to have International travel and medical insurance to cover any uncertainties in the future.
- We recommend all our guests to fly into Bangalore Airport (BLR) directly, if possible. If you transit through New Delhi Airport, please give at least 4 to 6 hours for the domestic connection, as the New Delhi airport is crowded and takes more time to process International arrivals, especially during Covid times.
- Important links to keep up to date with latest Covid related guidelines for International travel to India
More sources for research on Covid in India:
Daily report on Covid Cases in India: