September 29, 2022

India issues new COVID guidelines for international arrivals

The Indian government has revised its COVID guidelines for international arrivals. The country has decided to abolish
at risk country category. India has recommended self-monitoring for 14 days for symptoms, instead of the previous 7-day home quarantine rule. The new guidelines for international travelers will be followed from February 14, Monday.

India issues new COVID guidelines for international arrivals

However, according to the ministry, it is necessary to monitor the constantly evolving situation. The ministry also said that economic activities should be resumed without hindrance. Passengers will be required to upload a negative RT-PCR report, which must be taken 72 hours prior to travel. Additionally, passengers will also need to upload fully vaccinated certificates and schedules.


A self-declaration form available on the Suvidha web portal must be completed by passengers, along with their travel history, dating back 14 days.

An alternative to uploading the RT-PCR report is a certificate that confirms that the passenger has received both vaccines. This option is only available to passengers from 72 selected countries. The vaccination programs of these countries have been recognized by the Indian government.

Passengers should keep in mind that there will be a random sampling of approximately 2&% of international travelers at airports. Travelers will have to give their samples, then they can leave the airport.