Date Updated

01/19/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements

    • Any passenger found to be symptomatic and/or positive for COVID-19 upon arrival will be isolated and transferred to a medical facility as per the state's health protocol.

    • Each receiving Indian state has the autonomy to implement its own protocol with regards to quarantine, health and entry requirements.

    • Passengers arriving from countries 'at-risk' (Botswana, Brazil, China, Congo, Ethiopia, Europe, Ghana, Hong Kong, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe) must undergo self-paid molecular tests at the port of arrival.

    • Passengers who have visited 'at-risk' countries in the last 14 days prior to travel will also be required to undergo self-paid molecular tests at the port of arrival.

    • All passengers required to undergo post-arrival COVID-19 testing must book an appointment in advance and complete payment via the Air Suvidha portal. This has been implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

    • A random sample of 2% of passengers arriving from all other countries will be tested at the airport upon arrival.

    • All passengers entering India must complete an RT-PCR test on the 8th day after arrival and upload a copy of the test report on the Air Suvidha portal.

    • Pre-arrival RT-PCR COVID-19 testing for all arrivals. The test must be conducted within 72 hours prior to scheduled departure and a negative report/certificate must be uploaded on the Air Suvidha portal.

    • Children under 5 years of age are exempt from pre-and post-arrival testing.

    • International travellers arriving through sea/land ports will also have to undergo the same testing protocol.

    • All passengers entering India must complete an RT-PCR test on the 8th day after arrival and upload a copy of the test report on the Air Suvidha portal. The second test is currently applicable only to passengers entering from 'at-risk' countries. Quarantine Requirements

    • Any passenger found to be symptomatic and/or positive for COVID-19 post the 7-day home quarantine will be isolated and transferred to a medical facility as per the state's health protocol.

    • Each receiving Indian state has the autonomy to implement its own protocol with regards to quarantine, health and entry requirements.

    • All arriving passengers must undergo a 7-day home quarantine and selfmonitor health for a further period of 7 days.


  • • Visa services have resumed across most consular jurisdictions.

    • Foreign nationals from eligible countries may apply for all categories of Electronic Visas to enter India.

    • Please contact your Fragomen consultant to understand the operational status of specific Indian missions. Travel Restrictions

    • Suspension of scheduled incoming and outgoing international flights until February 28, 2022.

    • Travel to and from India is being facilitated via non-scheduled flights under the Vande Bharat Mission, air transport bubble arrangements or other chartered flights as allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

    • Several countries have imposed a ban or published travel advisories in relation to outbound travel from India. Please reach out to your relevant Fragomen consultants for further information.

    • The Ministry of Home Affairs has started granting Tourist Visas to foreign nationals. Electronic and regular Tourist visas issued prior to October 6, 2021 remain suspended.

    • India has signed bilateral air travel agreements with Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, the Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uzbekistan to allow limited international flights under air transport bubbles.

    • Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan are permitted to enter India from any country.

    • Visa and travel restrictions have been relaxed to allow more categories of foreign nationals and Indian nationals who seek to travel to and from India. Under the relaxed policies, all OCI, PIO card holders and foreign nationals intending to travel to India for any purpose are permitted.

    • Inbound and outbound travel remains conditional per the eligibility criteria defined by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


  • • IKAN teams are able to provide face-to-face services in most cities across India, except in Mumbai and Pune; will need to follow restrictions regarding no more than 2-3 passengers in a car. In cases in which family sizes exceed this number, a second car will need to be arranged, based on prior approval of the client.

    • Social physical distancing norms need to be followed.

    • Wearing masks is mandatory.


  • • Some temporary accommodations (hotels/ serviced apartments) options are open for bookings for transit guests.

    • Starting June 8, further facilities of hotels/ serviced apartments will be functional as per approvals from the Government of India.


  • • Schools are closed and only remote coordination support is feasible.

    • School visits are conducted virtually.


  • • Schools ended June 30, 2021. Students remain on summer break.


  • • Metro Rail & Suburban rail service currently not open.

    • Taxi, cab, rickshaw, private 4 -wheeler service is allowed with one passenger only.

    • Domestic Flights are operational.

    • International Flights for outbound evacuation only.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • During this airport shutdown, do expect delays in clearance and additional charges to be incurred. Kindy inform your client or agents accordingly.

    Freight Availability/Cost
    Air - Omicron spread is impacting the airfreight market with many flight cancellations          
    Sea - Space remains tight, carrier schedules are under pressure and occasional calls in India are being ommitted, adding pressure to exports. Ad-hoc bookings need to plan up to 6 weeks in advance to get the space.

    Road Availability
    • Normal service except in containment zones.

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No

Entry Restrictions

Normal

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