International Travel Guidelines

Passengers flying to Nairobi, Kenya are required to vaccinate against Yellow Fever and Poliovirus, at least 4 weeks prior to departure, regardless of age and vaccination status. Ensure to present your vaccination certificates at the airport to avoid a 6-day quarantine period.

Effective 13th February 2023, 1100Hrs IST onwards for customers arriving from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Japan the prior requirement of pre departure COVID 19 testing and uploading of self health declaration on Air Suvidha stands withdrawn.

Travelling abroad? Please ensure to download your International Travel Vaccination Certificate from the CoWin portal. 

Step 1Login to www.cowin.gov.in

Step 2Click on ‘Show Certificate’

Step 3Enter your details

Step 4Submit request

Select departure and arrival city

For domestic travel guidelines, visit the State regulations page.

To proceed, one leg of travel should be domestic and the other international. Kindly re-enter.

UAE

    • Dubai

    For customers from India to Dubai

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. The following categories of customers will be allowed to travel from India to Dubai:
      1. Holders of all type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued)
    2. Visa on arrival facility is available for Indian Nationals travelling to Dubai provided they:
      1. have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States, or
      2. a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or Europe union
    3. All customers must download the COVID-19 Dubai Smart App and generate a QR code on their device before entering Dubai. Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the App
    4. All vaccination and PCR requirements are uplifted for travel to Dubai.

    For customers from Dubai to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    • Sharjah

    For customers from India to Sharjah

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. The following categories of customers will be allowed to travel from India to Sharjah:
      1. Holders of all type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued)
    2. Visa on arrival facility is available for Indian Nationals travelling to Sharjah provided they:
      1. have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States, or
      2. a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or Europe union
    3. All customers are required to generate a QR code from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals or register on the ICA Smart UAE APP (Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the ICA Smart App)
    4. All customers transiting Sharjah, are not required to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate unless mandated by their final-destination
    5. All customers must download and register on the ALHOSN App
    6. All vaccination and PCR requirements are uplifted for travel to Sharjah.

    For customers from Sharjah to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    • Abu Dhabi

    For customers from India to Abu Dhabi

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. The following categories of customers will be allowed to travel from India to Abu Dhabi:
      1. Holders of all type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued)
    2. Visa on arrival facility is available for Indian Nationals travelling to Abu Dhabi provided they:
      1. have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States, or
      2. a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or Europe union
    3. All vaccination and PCR requirements are uplifted for travel to Abu Dhabi.
    4. All customers transiting Abu Dhabi, are not required to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate unless mandated by their final-destination
    5. All customers are required to generate a QR code from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals or register on the ICA Smart UAE APP (Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the ICA Smart App)
    6. All customers must download and register on the ALHOSN App
    7. Transit/Transfer beyond Abu Dhabi is currently not permitted

    For customers from Abu Dhabi to India 

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    • Abu Dhabi

    For customers from India to Ras Al Khaimah

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. The following categories of customers will be allowed to travel from India to Ras Al Khaimah:
      1. Holders of all type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued)
    2. Visa on arrival facility is available for Indian Nationals travelling to Ras Al Khaimah provided they:
      1. have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States, or
      2. a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or Europe union
    3. All customers transiting Ras Al Khaimah, are not required to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate unless mandated by their final-destination
    4. All customers are required to generate a QR code from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivalsor register on the ICA Smart UAE APP (Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the ICA Smart App)
    5. All customers must download and register on the ALHOSN App
    6. All vaccination and PCR requirements are uplifted for travel to Ras Al Khaimah.

    For customers from Ras Al Khaimah to India 

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Qatar

    • Doha

    For customers from India to Qatar (Doha)

    1. General Policy
      1. Quarantine is no longer mandatory for all travelers however; travelers who test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Qatar must undergo quarantine measures in accordance with the procedures followed in the State of Qatar.
      2. The pre-examination of the Corona virus, whether (PCR) or rapid antigen test, has been cancelled for all arrivals to the country as of 1 of November 2022.
    2. HAYYA Update: The validity of the HAYYA card has been extended. All HAYYA Card holders are allowed to enter the State of Qatar until 10th FEB 2024 based on the following:
      The FIFA World Cup Entry Permit is being extended until the 24th of February 2024. Due to that, it is important to note that there is no longer a mandatory requirement to display the updated date on the entry permits. However, please proceed by scanning the entry permit for the most updated information.
      1. A valid passport for a period of not less than 3 months, with the need to update any changes in the travel document information.
      2. Valid return ticket
      3. Valid HAYYA Permit with barcode attached
      4. Proof of a confirmed hotel reservation or proof of hosting family or friends issued by the Hayya platform.
      5. Health Insurance Policy
        1. All visitors to the state of Qatar will no longer be required to have health insurance, if their stay is less than 30 days.
        2. Categories exempted from Health Insurance (Visitors visas with less than 30 days stay):
          1. Visa on arrival and Advance tourist and business visas
          2. Transit passengers and tourist groups
          3. Cruise Transiting Passengers to/from Doha Port
          4. GCC Residents
          5. Accompanying of GCC citizens
          6. Holders of HAYYA permit for attending a  conference
          7. All visas issued for Officials, Sport Events, Bilateral Agreements and Friendly Forces
          8. Work and Residence Visas, and Family and Personal Visit Visas
        3. For holders of temporary work visas (for a period of 3 months with multiple entry) and holders of HAYYA entry permit valid until 24 Feb 2024 health insurance is mandatory.

        For customers from Qatar (Doha) to India

        1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Kuwait

    • Kuwait

    For customers from India to Kuwait

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. Customers holding and travelling on Family Visit Visa entry is limited Kuwait Airways and Jazeera for inbound and outbound travel to/from State of Kuwait and will return the customer to his country in case of arrival on any other airline.

    For customers from Kuwait to India

    To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Maldives

    • Male

    For customers from India to Male

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. Customer Categories Allowed to Travel
      1. Tourists
      2. Maldivian Nationals
      3. Special Visa Holders
      4. Business Visa Holders
      5. Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
      6. Crew of ships who arrive by air to sign on to a ship
      7. Holders of a valid work permit or work visa
      8. Holders of any other resident permit of Maldives
    1. Guidelines for all customers except tourists
      1. All customers including children and infants are no longer required to be fully vaccinated or be in possession of pre-departure PCR test while travelling to Maldives.
      2. All Customers are required to submit an online declaration 96hrs prior to boarding via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ and obtain a QR code. The QR code to be made readily available for verification by immigration upon exit from Maldives
        Note:
        Maldivian Citizens will no longer be required to submit the “Online Traveller Declaration Form (The electronic Embarkation/Disembarkation card of the Maldives)”
        when arriving to and departing from Maldives by air.
      3. Customers travelling not for the purpose of tourism are required to be in possession of a valid visa issued by Maldives Immigration
      4. Customers travelling on work visa must verify their visa status on https://xpat.egov.mv/
    1. Guidelines for tourists
      1. All customers including children and infants are no longer required to be fully vaccinated or be in possession of pre-departure PCR test while travelling to Maldives.
      2. All Customers are required to submit an online declaration 96hrs prior to boarding via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ and obtain a QR code. The QR code to be made readily available for verification by immigration upon exit from Maldives
        Note:
        Maldivian Citizens will no longer be required to submit the “Online Traveller Declaration Form (The electronic Embarkation/Disembarkation card of the Maldives)”
        when arriving to and departing from Maldives by air.
      3. All Customers travelling for the purpose of tourism shall be issued visa on arrival
      4. Customers travelling for the purpose of tourism must have a confirmed reservation at a resort
      5. List of resorts can stay as approved by Maldivian Health authority can be found by clicking here
      6. Customers must be in possession of valid return ticket
      7. Visitors are required to carry at least 100 USD per person per day to cover their stay in Maldives. This does not apply to passengers with a Maldivian sponsor.

    For customers from Male to India

    1. Customers are required to submit an online declaration prior to their departure on https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ and obtain a QR code. The QR code to be made readily available for verification by immigration upon exit from Maldives
    2. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Oman

    • Muscat

    For customers from India to Muscat

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. Customer Categories Allowed to Travel
      1. Omani Nationals
      2. Residents of Oman
      3. Visa Holders of Oman
      4. Those who can obtain visa on arrival in Oman and those who don’t require a visa to travel to Oman
    1. Customers travelling to Oman are no longer required to carry a negative PCR certificate nor they are required to be in possession of final vaccination certificate that they have received two doses of any approved vaccine
    2. All passengers traveling to Oman are no longer required to hold a health insurance with COVID-19 coverage for at least one month from the date of their arrival to Oman
    3. Customers travelling to Oman are no longer required to register on http://travel.moh.gov.om

    For customers from Muscat to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Bangladesh

    • Dhaka

    For customers from India to Dhaka

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. The following categories of customers will be allowed entry:
      1. Bangladeshi Nationals
      2. Non Bangladeshi Nationals holding any type of valid and/or pre-approved visa
    2. Customers in possession of tourist visas shall be allowed to travel to Bangladesh
    3. All customers arriving into Bangladesh are required to fill a self-health declaration form and submit the same to the health authorities upon arrival
    4. All customers who are fully vaccinated with WHO approved vaccines (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) are no longer required to be in possession of a pre-departure PCR while travelling to Bangladesh
    5. Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated customers must carry a negative PCR certificate in printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a certified designated laboratory which is available on https://www.icmr.gov.in/issued no more than 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Dhaka. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities. 72 Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
    6. The negative PCR certificate held by the customer must have a QR code on it linking it to their original test report and must have the date and time of sample collection and the test result mentioned accurately. Customers holding a negative PCR certificate without a QR code shall be denied boarded at the origin station

    Note: The following are exempted from pre-departure covid test

    1. Children under the age of 12years
    1. The certificate must be available in printed form to submit to health authorities upon arrival and shall be in English only, handwritten certificates are not permitted
    2. All customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo mandatory 14 days home quarantine. However if any COVID-19 symptomatic passengers is observed/detected on arrival, he/she shall be sent to government authorized hospital for further formalities
    3. Seamen shall be allowed to travel provided they are in possession of all necessary documents such as passport, CDC booklet, Guarantee letter, Ok to Board Letter and sign on to the ship maximum within 72 hours of their arrival
    4. Visa on arrival shall be made available to the following upon arrival into Bangladesh
      1. Foreign nationals of Bangladeshi descendant and their spouse & children;
      2. Foreign citizen holding Diplomatic & Official passport;
      3. Foreign Businessmen and Investors;
      4. Foreign citizens joining in meetings/seminars/conferences/any other event invited by the Government of Bangladesh
    5. Customers are no more required to fill an online health declaration form within 3 days of their departure and obtain a QR code. Click here to fill the health declaration
    6. All customers are mandatorily required to be in possession of the health declaration form along with QR code at the time of check-in in soft or printed format and shall be required to present the same to immigration upon arrival into Bangladesh

    For customers from Dhaka to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Singapore

    • Singapore

    For customers from India to Singapore

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. With effect from 12th February 23, all COVID 19 requirements are uplifted for travel to Singapore.
    2. It is mandatory for all customers travelling to Singapore to submit their SGAC within 3 days before arrival in Singapore via https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard
    3. A customer with no travel history in the last 7 consecutive days prior to their departure to Singapore, to any country classified under restricted category will not be required to serve SHN Notice upon entering Singapore, regardless of the customer’s vaccination status.
    4. A customer with travel history to a restricted country may be required to serve a SHN (Stay Home Notice) or undergo COVID 19 testing or both.
      NOTE: As of 9 February 2023, there are no countries/regions in the Restricted Category
    5. Further, for more detailed entry requirement and health protocols refer, ICA | Entering, Transiting and Departing

    For customers from Singapore to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Saudi Arabia

    • Saudi Arabia

    India to Saudi Arabia

    For customers from India to Jeddah, Riyadh & Damam

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. Customer Categories Allowed to Travel
      1. Saudi Citizens
      2. Non-Saudi Citizens (Resident (IQAMA Holder), Family Visit Visa, New Resident Visa, Business Visa, New Employment Visa, Umrah Visa) (Premium residency permit holders shall not be required to submit an exit/re-entry visa)
      3. Updating the Premium Resident ID design in both printed and digital form and continuing to accept the current Premium Resident ID.

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    2. All precautionary measures for entry in Saudi Arabia are uplifted which includes vaccination, RT PCR or rapid antigen test.
    3. No quarantine is required for passengers entering the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    4. Visit visa holders are required to have insurance to cover the costs of COVID 19 treatment during their stay in Saudi Arabia.
    5. Transit/Transfer beyond Saudi Arabia shall not be permitted
    6. Customers holding HAYYA CARD
      1. All passengers holding HAYYA CARD issued by Qatar are allowed to enter the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
      2. The HAYYA card entitles the passenger a stay of total 60 days which is 10 days before the tournament, 27 days during the tournament and followed by 23 days after the end of the tournament period.
      3. The Visa is multi entry it can be used more than once, and pre entry the State of Qatar is not required.
      4. It is mandatory for all passengers holding HAYYA card to obtain medical insurance for the visa period of 60 days.
    7. Vaccination Requirement for HAJJ and UMRAH passengers
      1. It is mandatory for customers travelling to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Hajj visa to have vaccination for meningitis.
      2. The meningitis vaccine is not mandatory for customers coming from outside the kingdom of Saudi Arabia with UMRAH visa.

    For customers from Saudi Arabia to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Thailand

    • Thailand
    • Thailand

    For customers from India to Thailand

    Note: All customers who have opted for e-visa are required to carry printout of the same along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. Vaccination for travel to Thailand is no longer required.
    2. Proof of Insurance is no longer required except countries that require all travelers showing negative RT PCR test result before departure from Thailand.
      Note: From 1st March 23, no country requires the travelers to show negative RT PCR test result before departure from Thailand

    For customers from Thailand to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Malaysia

    • Malaysia
    • Malaysia

    For customers from India to Malaysia

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. Effective from 1st August, No COVID Protocols to be followed by customers travelling from India to Malaysia, customers to be accepted as per normal procedures.
    2. Customer travelling to Malaysia need to register online via Malaysia Digital Arrival Card website https://imigresen-online.imi.gov.my/mdac/main?registerMain and submit. Pax can register the earliest 3 days before departure date and this MANDATORY for all tourists coming to Malaysia.

    For customers from Malaysia to India

    To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Vietnam

    • Vietnam
    • Vietnam

    For Customers from India to Vietnam

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    • Travel Eligibility
      1. Vietnam is open to fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated customers. However, customers must comply with certain requirements detailed below
      2. All customers are required to have the following applicable documents on hand on scheduled flights for entry:
        1. Passport
        2. Visa, permanent residence card, temporary residence card, or valid visa exemption certificate
    • Testing Requirements
      1. Effective 15th May, 2022 customers are no longer required to be in possession of negative Covid-19 test before travelling to Vietnam
    • Quarantine Requirements
      1. There are no quarantine measures on all incoming customers irrespective of their vaccination status. However, all customers must monitor their health within 10 days of arrival and notify health authorities immediately if they develop COVID19 symptoms
      2. If tested positive and placed under quarantine, customers will be required to download the contact tracing app PCCOVID and keep it active throughout the quarantine period
    • Insurance
      1. Customers are no longer required to purchase Travel health insurance.

    For customers from Vietnam to India

    To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Turkey

    • Turkey
    • Turkey

    For customers from India to Istanbul

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

     All vaccination PCR/antigen requirements are uplifted for passengers from India to Turkey.

    For customers from Istanbul to India

    To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Bahrain

    • Bahrain
    • Bahrain

    For customers from India to Bahrain

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

     No COVID Protocols to be followed by customers travelling from India to Bahrain, customers to be accepted as per normal procedures.

    For customers from Bahrain to India

    To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Nepal

    • Nepal
    • Kathmandu

    India to Nepal

    For customers from India to Kathmandu

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    1. Customer Categories Allowed to Travel
      1. Citizens of Nepal
      2. Customers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations
      3. Customers holding a diplomatic passport, travelling on duty
      4. Customers with a tourist entry visa
      5. Customers eligible for visa of arrival
      6. Foreign citizens of Nepalese origin whose passport states Nepal as the place of birth
      7. Relatives of citizens of Nepal
      8. Customers with a pre-arranged tourist visa issued by the Embassy or Consulate of Nepal
      9. Customers with a confirmation letter that a visa on arrival has been approved before departure by the government of Nepal
    2. Indian Nationals travelling to and from Nepal, any of the following documents carried in original shall be treated as proof of identity
      1. Passport;
      2. Voter photo identity card issued by the Election Commission of India / Government identity card (for Government officials) for adults;
      3. Birth certificate/School identity card for children; or
      4. Birth certificate for Infants
    3. All Covid protocols laid down earlier, stands withdrawn for travel to Nepal.
    4. Transit transfer beyond Kathmandu shall not be permitted

    Nepal to India

    For customers from Kathmandu to India

    1. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Sri Lanka

    • Nepal
    • Kathmandu

    India to Sri Lanka

    For customers from India to Colombo

    Note: All customers are required to carry printout of e-visa along with other mandatory travel documents.

    Declaration Forms

    Submission of Health Declaration forms is no longer required.

    General Guidance

    1. Vaccination Status
      1. Fully vaccinated status in Sri Lanka
        1. Considered as fully vaccinated, if taken two dose vaccine (Pfizer, Sinopharm, Moderna, AstraZeneca etc) or recommended combination of vaccine (e.g. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) or if taken a single dose vaccines (e.g. Janssen etc.) and depart 14 days after obtaining the vaccine.
        2. Persons who had obtained a single dose of two dose vaccine prior or post COVID 19 infection during past 6 months period.
      2. Fully vaccinated Traveller
        1. COVID 19 vaccination (recommended doses) completed and
        2. Departure 14 days after completing recommended doses of vaccination for COVID 19.
    1. Vaccination Certificate
      1. Do not require to produce upon arrival to Sri Lanka
      2. It is strongly recommended to have the vaccination certificate with the traveller during the stay in Sri Lanka to produce to the Medical personnel when and if required.
    1. Testing Requirements
      1. Pre departure testing for COVID 19 is not required.
      2. If a traveller shows COVID 19 like symptoms and signs, you may subjected for PCR/RA testing by an authorized Medical personnel.
    1. COVID 19 Hospitalization/Isolation
      1. Hospitalization Insurance Cover is no longer required.
      2. If Foreign Nationals/tourists become COVID 19 positive after arriving to Sri Lanka, they should isolate for 7 days in a private hospital/hotel/place of residence. The cost of treatment/isolation should be borne by foreign nationals/tourists.

    For customers from Colombo to India

    • To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section

Kenya

    • Kenya
    • Nairobi

    Passengers flying to Nairobi, Kenya are required to vaccinate against Yellow Fever and Poliovirus, at least 4 weeks prior to departure, regardless of age and vaccination status. Ensure to present your vaccination certificates at the airport to avoid a 6-day quarantine period.

Arrival into India

    • West Bengal
    • Kolkata
    • Lucknow
    1. Upon arrival into India from all countries
      1. Thermal screening shall be done for all the customers by the health officials present at the point of entry
      2. Customers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated, taken to a designated medical facility as per health protocol
      3. With effect from 20 July, the earlier requirements for RT-PCR-based testing of a random 2% subset of international travelers to India, stand withdrawn
      4. All travellers should self-monitor their health post arrival also shall report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/State helpline number in case they have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  • **List of Countries/Regions in respect of which primary vaccination schedule completion certificate is allowed to be uploaded on Air Suvidha Portal

    Albania Cuba Kenya Panama The United Kingdom
    Algeria Cyprus Kingdom of Morocco Papua New Guinea Trinidad & Tobago
    Andorra Czech Republic Kuwait Peru Türkiye
    Angola Denmark Kyrgyzstan Uganda Turks & Caicos Islands
    Antigua & Barbuda Dominican Republic Lao PDR Portugal UAE
    Argentina Ecuador Poland Philippines Ukraine
    Armenia Egypt Latvia Qatar Unite State of America
    Australia El Salvador Lebanon Republic of Fiji Uruguay
    Austria Estonia Liberia Republic of Korea Venezuela
    Azerbaijan Eswatini Liechtenstein Romania Vietnam
    Bahamas Finland Lithuania Rwanda Zimbabwe
    Bangladesh France Malaysia St. Kitts and Nevis  
    Bahrain Gabon Maldives San Marino  
    Belarus Georgia Mali Saudi Arabia  
    Belgium Germany Mauritius Serbia  
    Bhutan Grenada Mexico Seychelles  
    Brazil Guatemala Moldova Sierra Leone  
    British Virgin Islands Guyana Mongolia Singapore  
    Brunei Darussalam Honduras Mozambique Slovak Republic  
    Botswana Hong Kong Myanmar Slovenia  
    Bulgaria Hungary Namibia South Africa  
    Canada Iceland Nauru Spain  
    Cambodia Indonesia Nepal Sri Lanka  
    Cayman Islands Iran New Zealand State of Palestine  
    Chad Iraq Netherlands Suriname  
    Chile Ireland Nicaragua Sweden  
    Colombia Israel Nigeria Switzerland  
    Commonwealth of Dominica Italy North Macedonia Syria  
    Costa Rica Jamaica Norway Taiwan  
    Cote d'Ivoire Japan Oman Thailand  
    Croatia Kazakhstan Paraguay    

    Note: The list of countries mentioned above is dynamic and shall be updated time to time. To review updated list of countries please visit the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Website.

    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    • Andhra Pradesh
    • Assam
    • Bihar
    • Chandigarh
    • Chhattisgarh
    • Delhi
    • Goa
    • Gujarat
    • Haryana
    • Himachal Pradesh
    • Jammu & Kashmir
    • Jharkhand
    • Kerala
    • Ladakh
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Manipur
    • Meghalaya
    • Mizoram
    • Nagaland
    • Odisha
    • Punjab
    • Rajasthan
    • Tripura
    • Uttarakhand
    • Uttar Pradesh
    1. All Foreign nationals intending to visit India for tourism purpose will be allowed to enter into India on e-Tourist/ Tourist Visa through chartered flight (for Group tourism only) from 15th October, 2021
    2. All Individual foreign nationals intending to visit India for tourism purposes will be allowed to enter into India on e-Tourist visa/Tourist Visa with effect from 15th November, 2021
    3. This tourist Visa facility would be applicable only to Tourist Visa/e-Tourist Visa issued on or after 06th October, 2021
    4. e-Tourist Visa under the three options (one month, one year) and five years provided in para 2.5 (i) of the Visa Manual 2019, which remained suspended since March 2020, shall stand restored to nationals of 156 countries as indicated in Annex. I to this Ministry's O.M. of even number dated 30.03.2021 with immediate effect. Nationals of these 156 countries will also be eligible for issuance of fresh e-Tourist visa as per Para 2.5(i) of the Visa Manual, 2019
    5. Regular (Paper) valid Tourist visa issued to foreign nationals of all countries which remained suspended since March 2020 shall stand restored except for nationals of China. Fresh Regular (paper) Tourist Visa are also allowed to be issued by the Indian Missions/posts abroad to all foreign nationals (except for nationals of China) as per provisions contained in Chapter 10 of the Visa manual 2019
    6. Old valid Long duration (10 years) Regular Tourist Visa shall stand restored only for the nationals of USA and Japan. Fresh Long duration 10 year Tourist Visa can also be issued to the nationals of USA and Japan. Canadian nationals will be eligible for fresh Regular Tourist Visa except 10year long duration Tourist Visa. Long duration Regular Tourist Visa issued to Canadian nationals before March 2020 will continue to remain suspended and they would not be eligible for fresh Long duration visa of 10years validity
    7. The foreign nationals on Tourist /e-Tourist Visas would be permitted to enter India only through designated Sea Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) or Airport ICPs by flights, including those under the Vande Bharat Mission or 'air bubble' scheme or by any flights as allowed by the DGCA or Ministry of Civil Aviation. In no case the foreign nationals will be allowed to enter through Land border or riverine routes on Tourist Visa/e-Tourist Visa. Order for opening of Land ICPs and riverine routes will be communicated separately
    8. Medical visas must be issued after 21st October, 2020
    9. Tourist Visa/ e-Tourist Visa of foreign nationals have to be utilised within 120 days from the date of issue of such visa/ETA
    10. Fresh Tourist Visa/e-Tourist Visa will remain valid for single entry for up to 30 days from the date of entry
    11. Customers with Person of India (PIO) card or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet are exempted from visa requirements
    12. Customers using their e-visa for the first time are required to have the following
      1. a passport with at least 2 unused visa pages, and
      2. a printed confirmation of the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) with status 'Granted'
    13. Passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card must change their PIO status to Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) status before 31 December 2022. Effective from 1 January 2023, passengers with a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card will not be allowed to enter
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