COVID Guidelines for Travel Overseas
Singapore Covid Measures
All VTL travellers must take two COVID-19 tests:
- A pre-departure test, which must be a PCR test or a professionally-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART), within two days before departing for Singapore and obtain a negative test result.
- An on-arrival PCR test at Changi Airport and remain self-isolated until their test result is confirmed to be negative.
- Children aged 2 years and below in the calendar year are not required to undergo these tests
Pre departure COVID-19 PCR or professionally administered ART within 2 days before departure for Singapore
Fully vaccinated tourists with vaccines approved by WHO. Coavaxin and Covishield are recognized approved vaccines.
Recovered Covid-19 patients are considered fully-vaccinated if they receive 1 dose of a WHO-EUL vaccine at least 28 days after their recovery/discharge.
Open for Travel under VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) scheme. A Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) is required before applying for visa where applicable.
For India, the accepted proof of vaccination is a International Travel Certificate in the Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing (DIVOC) standard, available on the Co-WIN platform. The submitted certificate should contain ‘Date of Birth’ and ‘Passport Number’.
This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid w.e.f. 01st December (00.01 Hrs IST) till further orders. Based on the risk assessment, this document shall be reviewed from time to time.
- All travelers should (i) submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report or Vaccination Certificate. This RT-PCR test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
- They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home quarantine/ self-monitoring of their health for 14 days, or as warranted.
- Arrival in India without negative report shall be allowed only for those traveling to India in the exigency of death in the family.
- If they wish to seek such exemption under para (iii) above, they shall apply to the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.
- Passengers originating or transiting from at-risk countries shall be informed by the airlines that they will undergo post arrival testing, quarantine if tested negative, stringent isolation protocols if tested positive etc.
- Do’s and Don'ts shall be provided along with ticket to the travelers by the airlines/agencies concerned.
- Airlines to allow boarding only those passengers who have filled in the Self Declaration Form on the Air Suvidha portal and uploaded the negative RT-PCR test report or Vaccination Certificate
- At the time of boarding the flight, only asymptomatic travelers will be allowed to board after thermal screening. viii. All passengers shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices.
- Suitable precautionary measures such as environmental sanitation and disinfection shall be ensured at the airports.
- During boarding all possible measures to ensure physical distancing are to be ensured.
- Suitable announcement about COVID-19 including precautionary measures to be followed shall be made at airports and in flights and during transit.
- While on board the flight, required precautions such as wearing of masks, environmental hygiene, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene etc. are to be observed by airline staff, crew and all passengers.
- De-boarding should be done ensuring physical distancing.
- Thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online shall be shown to the airport health staff.
- The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to medical facility as per health protocol.
- Submission of sample for post-arrival COVID-19 test at the point of arrival (self-paid). Such travellers will be required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
- If tested negative they will follow, home quarantine for 7 days. Re-test on the 8th day of arrival in India and if negative, further self-monitor of their health for next 7 days.
- However, if such travellers are tested positive, their samples should be sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.
- They shall be managed at separate isolation facility and treated as per laid down standard protocol including contact tracing mentioned in para (xiv).
- The contacts of such positive case should be kept under institutional quarantine or at home quarantine monitored strictly by the concerned State Government as per laid down protocol
- Travellers from Countries excluding those Countries at risk, will be allowed to leave the airport and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days’ post arrival. A sub-section (5% of the total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival. a. The 5% of such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries). b. Such travellers shall be escorted by the concerned airlines/MoCA to testing area on arrival. c. The cost of testing of such travellers shall be borne by MoCA. d.Laboratories shall prioritize testing of samples from such travellers. e. If such travellers are tested positive, they shall be managed as per laid down standard protocol and samples would further send for genomic testing.
- If travellers under home quarantine or self-health monitoring, develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 on re-testing, they will immediately selfisolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number
- International travellers arriving through seaports/land ports will also have to undergo the same protocol as above, except that facility for online registration is not available for such passengers currently.
- Such travellers shall submit the self-declaration form to the concerned authorities of Government of India at seaports/land ports on arrival.
- * Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during home quarantine period, they shall undergo testing and treated as per laid down protocol. # Contacts of the suspect case are the co-passengers seated in the same row, 3 rows in front and 3 rows behind along with identified Cabin Crew. Also, all the community contacts of those travellers who have tested positive (during home quarantine period) would be subjected to quarantine for 14 days and tested as per ICMR protocol
The restrictions imposed by the Government of India guidelines dated 28t' November, 2021 as well as future restrictions if any, shall act as minimum restrictions to be imposed.
DCP immigration and FRRO to draft a proforma of declaration for all arriving passengers on international flights to declare details of the countries visited in last 15 days. MIAL to share the proformas with all airlines and the information regarding travel in the last 15 days shall be cross checked by immigration on arrival.
The international passengers arriving from At Risk countries (declared by GOI front time to time) may be deplaned on priority and separate counters will be arranged by MIAL and Airport Authority for their checking. Such all passengers shall have to undergo mandatory 7 day institutional quarantine and RTPCR test to be carried out on days 2, 4 and 7 for these passengers. If any of the test is found to be positive, then the passenger shall be shifted to a hospital. In case of all tests coming negative. the passenger will have to undergo a further 7 days of home quarantine.
Passengers from any other countries except the at risk countries will have to compulsorily undergo RTPCR test at the airport on arrival valid on being found negative, will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. If found positive, they will be shifted to the hospital.
In case of an international passenger having a connecting flight to any other airport in India (without leaving the airport at all), passenger shall undergo a RTPCR test at the first arrival airport in Maharashtra and only on being found negative will he be allowed to board the connecting flight.
In the case of domestic air travel, passengers travelling within the state will either ha e to be fully vaccinated or compulsorily carry a RTPCR test within 48 hours of the time of arrival.
In case of passengers from other States, negative RTPCR test within 48 hours of arrival will be compulsory without exceptions.
Quarantine-free travel to Singapore for fully vaccinated travellers arriving from India subject to obtaining VTP, valid visa where applicable and negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results.
Note: On-arrival PCR test and travel insurance for $30,000 are required.
- Singapore is transiting towards being a Covid Resilient Nation. We are working towards a future where we can live with COVID-19 without costly restrictions on activities, while safeguarding the health of our locals and visitors.
- Singapore will test more extensively, contact trace more widely and vaccinate more people.
- As of 20 Nov 2021, 85%* of the population are fully vaccinated and 23% received booster, putting us in a strong position to ease our measures.
- Tourism businesses are ramping up vaccination and testing regimes to protect staff and customers.
- Most businesses are certified SG Clean, our national mark of excellence for safety and hygiene; cruises are certified CruiseSafe.
- In domestic settings, various Safe Management Measures are in place to keep visitors and locals safe.
- Dining for a group of 5 persons who are fully vaccinated is allowed.
- Vaccinated Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) will also be applied in different settings. For example, attendance in concerts, business events and spectator sports have commenced with pre-event testing.
- All VTL travellers must have been fully vaccinated and present a digital proof of vaccination that is recognized by the Singapore authorities, issued in any VTL country or Singapore.
- Children aged 12 years and below in the calendar year are not required to present a proof of vaccination to enter Singapore under the VTL if they are accompanied by a VTL traveller who meets all VTL requirements for entry into Singapore.
- VTL travellers may stay at any hotel accommodation* in Singapore that will accommodate guests who are selfisolating and on the VTL arrangement.
- A non-exhaustive list of Hotels that accept VTL travellers is maintained by the Singapore Hotel Association (https://www.sha.org.sg/vaccinated-travel-lane).
- VTL travellers are encouraged to refer to this list or to contact and confirm with the hotels directly before making their booking and identify themselves as a guest under the VTL travel arrangement.
- *While all approved hotels for leisure bookings are permitted to house VTL guests, it is the individual hotel’s choice to accept guests under the different travel arrangements. The list of approved hotels for leisure bookings can be found on STB’s corporate website (https://www.stb.gov.sg/content/stb/en/home-pages/approved-hotels.html) Securing a Self-isolation Accommodation for VTP Application
- At the point of application, travellers must specify their self-isolation address for approval of a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)
- VTL travellers must secure a self-isolation accommodation and remain isolated in their rooms while waiting for their On-arrival PCR test results to be out (within 24 hours) a) Travellers can self-isolate at Place of Residence (e.g own HDB flat, condominium) or Non-residential accommodation (e.g Hotel or serviced apartment) b) Travellers may complete their self-isolation with other vaccinated household members regardless of vaccination status or travel history. Travellers should designate a specific bathroom to be used by themselves. More details here: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/travel-checklist
Russia Covid Measures
YES Open For Travel
72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Not Mandatory as of now
If any pax found positive upon arrival in Russia all passengers will be in institutional quarantine for 14 days
- Stranded nationals/residents of Russia.
- Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for and holding a valid visa of Russia. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/ Bhutanese passenger; and
- Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for Russia only.
- Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in Russia.
- All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin(PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country
- Russian nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
- Seamen from countries of Russia.
- Passengers traveling on flights from India to Russia should be destined for Russia only. Similarly, only passengers originating from Russia should be allowed to travel on the flights from Russia to India
- Russian citizens must submit details on the Unifed Public Services Portal
- Self-declaration form to be filled at Airport at Exit
- RT-PCR Test is mandatory should be taken 72hrs before Departure. Date of birth must be included. With seal and signature
- 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
- The certificate must be in English and contain the following information:
- Name, date of birth.
- Exact date and time of collection of the biological material.
- It must be indicated that the test was carried out using the PCR method and that the result is negative.
- The certificate must contain the name and seal of the issuing organisation.
- All passengers must undergo a COVID- 19 PCR test not more than 3 days (72 hours) before arrival in Russia.
- Russian citizens can undergo COVID-19 test on the territory of Russia within 72 hours after arrival
Ukraine Covid Measures
YES Open For Travel
72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Not Mandatory as of now
If Fully vaccinated then RTPCR not required But Mandatory by Indian Immigration to have RTCPR Report
- Nationals/residents of CIS countries (excluding Russia).
- Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa of Ukraine including diplomatic and official passport holders and destined for CIS countries (excluding Russia). It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter the country concerned with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
- Indian nationals in CIS countries (excluding Russia).
- All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by Ukraine.
- Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by any country of CIS (excluding Russia and Ukraine) who are eligible to enter India as per MHA guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time; and
- Nationals of CIS countries excluding Russia (but including diplomatic and service/official passport holders) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 as amended from time to time.
- Must carry a negative result of testing for COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction that was done no more than 72 hours before entering. Children below 12 years do not required test.
- The results of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 and an insurance policy are not required from transit passengers
- Must carry adequate medical insurance policy valid throughout the duration of stay. The policy must be issued by either one of these two:
- An insurance company registered in Ukraine
- A foreign insurance company with a representative office in Ukraine or a contractual relationship with a partner insurance company in Ukraine.
- It is advised (though not mandatory) that travellers download the Dii Vdoma (Act at Home) mobile app. Download it here.
- 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
- For regular COVID-19 updates for Ukraine click here: https://visitukraine.today/ and https://www.visaukraine.com/travel-restrictions/
Dubai Covid Measures
48 Hrs Prior with QR Code & Not Mandatory as of now
Visa processing takes around 4 working days
Passengers (vaccinated or not) with all types of visa and/or entry permissions granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates permitted to travel to Dubai from Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Liberia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia
- 1st test –RT PCR with 48 hrs from departure of flights.
- 2nd test – 6 hrs prior to departure on Airport (Mandatory)
- EX Del - Approx. INR 5000
- EX BOM - Approx. INR 4500 (https://csmia.adaniairports.com/faqs.aspx)
- EX BLR - Approx. INR 3200 (https://aurigaresearch.com/covid19-testing-center)
- EX MAA - Approx. INR 4000
- EX HYD - Approx. INR 4000
- 3rd test – Arrival in UAE mandatory (Free of cost as of now).
- 4th test – All customers including children & infants shall be mandatorily required to upload COVID-19 negative RT-PCR on AIR Suvidha Portal. Test should have been taken within 72 hours of the departure.
- 5th test – In case the customer’s journey ends at first port of entry into India, they need to undergo molecular test upon arrival at their own cost and proceed towards home quarantine/self-health monitoring. They are not required to wait for test results. (Approx. INR 500)
- In case of onward connection, customers shall have to wait for the RT-PCR test results. Onward journey shall be permitted only if the test results is negative
- 72hrs prior to departure from India 48 hrs prior to departure from Dubai RT PCR test cost is approximately AED 60-80 per person Child under age of 1 no test needed.
- Effective 23 June 2021 Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis And Disaster Management has introduced a new protocol.
- Residents should have received 2 doses of a Vaccine approved by UAE Authority.
- Passengers must have received a negative test result for a PCT Test taken within 48 hours before departure. UAE citizens are exempted.
- Only QR Coded PCR Test result Certificates are accepted.
- All passengers should take a Rapid PCR Test 4 hours prior to Departure.
- All passenger must undergo a PCR Test on Arrival at Dubai Airport.
- Passengers should undergo Institutionalized Quarantine until they receive their PCR Test results , which is expected within 24 hours.
- UAE citizens and Diplomats are exempted.
- UAE nationals.
- ICA approved UAE residents.
- Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for UAE or any country in South America or Africa only and holding a valid visa of the destination country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese passenger.
- Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in UAE or in any country in South America or Africa.
- All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country; and
- UAE nationals and foreign nationals (from any country in South America or Africa only) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.
Passengers traveling on flights from India to UAE should be destined for UAE or any country in South America or Africa only. Similarly, only passengers originating from UAE or any country in South America or Africa should be allowed to travel on flights from UAE to India.
- Mandatory RT-PCR negative report taken before departure for DUBAI its 48 Hrs., for Sharjah its 72hrs & 96Hrs for ABU DHABI Children under 12 years exempted from test. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and stamped by relevant authorized lab and must be in English or Arabic, must have QR code on original report. Transiting Dubai RT-PCR with 72hr prior departure is accepted, further countries' rule would apply.
- 2nd RT-PCR test to be done upon arrival
- UAE nationals are exempt from the above, however they will be required to take a PCR test on arrival at DXB.
- All passengers are required to
- Fill in the Declaration Form before arriving at DXB
- Download the COVID – 19 DXB smart App before departure
- Print Negative COVID- 19 Certificate and PCR test no later than 96 hours before departure. Children under 12 and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are exempt from PCR.
- All Negative Covid-19 Certificate must be signed and stamped by a healthcare provider (Digital stamp and signatures are acceptable).
- Undergo PCR test DXB arrivals and self-isolate until results
- Tourist with valid visa or visa on arrival are not required to get any approvals from GDRFA or ICA
- Tourists are required to be holding a valid round-trip ticket from the country of origin
- Tourists are required to have a hotel booking/address proof, and sufficient funds to cover daily expenses during their stay.
- All passengers travelling must download and register on the ALHOSN app (click here).
- Those travelling to Dubai must also download and register on the DXB Smart App.
- It is mandatory to download and submit a Health Declaration Form here and here and a Quarantine Undertaking Form here while entering UAE.
- The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has listed laboratories that perform the real- time RT-PCR test, the TrueNat test, and the CBNAAT test for Covid-19 across the country.
- 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
- 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
- All passengers (including those from GCC countries) must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
- Indian passengers must take another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at the airport.
- UAE nationals are exempted from pre-departure test, but they must take COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at the airport.
- Passengers must carry a COVID-19 PCR test report conducted not more than 96 hours before flight departure.
- They must undergo another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and self-quarantine till the test results are available.
- Passengers must carry a COVID-19 PCR test report, with the test conducted not more than 96 hours before flight departure.
- They must take another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at the airport and another on day 8 of quarantine.
- Passengers flying from the UK must get the COVID-19 PCR test done not more than 72 hours before departure.
- Passengers who are travelling from countries exempted from quarantine (this list does not include India) should undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on day 6 and day 12 of arrival.
- Children under the age of 12 and passengers with disabilities are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR tests.
Maldives Covid Measures
- Effective as from now, all guests entering the Maldives will have to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival.
- The negative PCR test certificate should be written in English and must be obtained within a maximum of 72 hours prior to the first port of embarkation
- Child under the age of 1 year old are exempted on the require PCR test certificate
- In addition, an online health self-declaration form must be submitted not more than 24 hours prior to guest arrival in the Maldives. The online form must be completed via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd
- Fill up the IMUGA form ( while going and coming back from the Maldives ). The Link for the IMUGA Form is given below. You need to fill this form within 24 hrs of your travel. This needs to be done both while departure and arrival both. https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd/create
- Mandatory download of Arogya Setu App (India) and TraceEkee App (Maldives)
- Upon arrival at the resort; they are not collecting the PCR test certificate, since it has already been done by the immigration at the Male International airport arrival.
- At the time of check out, the resort will do a PCR test and charges will be directly payable.For few resorts it is free
- You need to fill an Air Suvidha form for flying back to India. You need to fill the Self Reporting Form as well as Exemption Request Form at least 72 hrs before your Arrival in India. Please find below the Link for your reference for both the Forms- https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/allairports
- Passengers will have to fill in the self-declaration form on the online air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) and are required to upload their negative RT-PCR test report before scheduled departures.
- All passengers must also carry the original negative RT-PCR report along with the printout of the self-declaration/PCR updation on Air Suvidha while checking in for the flight.
- All passengers are required to have the Arogya Setu app installed on their mobile phones.
Sri Lanka Covid Measures
Can Indian travel to the Sri Lanka?
72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Only fully vaccinated passengers can travel
- Have a valid tourist visa. All visas must be applied online. Visit www.eta.gov.lk.
- Have done a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Children below 2 years are exempted).
Note: Fully vaccinated travellers are EXEMPTED from obtaining the mandatory COVID-19 Local Insurance cover. However, travellers should ensure that they have a comprehensive travel insurance that will cover health and other expenses related to COVID-19 should there be a need as Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.
Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children of 12-18 years, pay for on-arrival PCR test at USD 40 per test. Travelers can pay for PCR test at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory established at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) or any other MOH approved laboratory. Also, travellers can visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk to pay in advance.
Fully vaccinated travellers if accompanied by not-vaccinated/not-fully vaccinated children, (all age groups) ensure that the comprehensive travel insurance is extended to cover the children adequately as the Government of Sri Lanka will not bear any costs resulting.
- Negative COVID-19 PCR report (English) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Applicable to all travellers excluding children below 2 years).
- Original vaccination certiﬁcate / card (together with a certiﬁed copy of English language translation if the certiﬁcate / card is not in English or if relevant data are not indicated in English).
- Completed Health Declaration Form. A separate form should be submitted for each of the accompanying children (if any).
- No on-arrival PCR test for “Fully Vaccinated” travellers.
- Not-vaccinated Children:
- No on-arrival PCR test for Not-vaccinated children up to 12 years and they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
- Not-vaccinated children of 12 - 18 years need to undergo on-arrival PCR testing at the Ministry of Health approved laboratory at BIA or at any other MOH approved laboratory and inform the result to the area MOH. If the Day 1 PCR report is negative, they will be allowed to travel with their parents.
- No 2nd PCR for fully vaccinated travellers.
Fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to make their own arrangements for accommodation, airport transfers and local transportation. However, advised to use safe and secure certiﬁed accommodations and travel agents to ensure their health and safety.
All categories of travelers who have taken the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccination and arrive in Sri Lanka after 14 days after vaccination, will be considered fully vaccinated. Non vaccinated childern below 18 years, can be discharged with fully vaccinated passengers if their on arrival PCR test (from 2 years-18 years) is negative. Non vaccinated travelers should quarantine for 14 days at a Quarantine hotel/Centre.
RT-PCR -ve report required (tested 48 hrs. prior). All entrants who present the RT-PCR -ve certificate at entry point are expected from testing irrespective of their state of origin. RAT is not valid.
Fully Vaccinated: Passengers traveling to Sri Lanka have taken both doses and completed 14 days from the receipt of the 2nd dose shall be exempted and now travel to Sri Lanka and 14 days is not required Quarantine.
On Arrival RT-PCR test will be conducted to Not vaccinated/ Single doses passengers.
Not vaccinated/ Single doses : Can travel with an RT-PCR –ve report conducted under 48 hrs to travel to the destination (14 Days Quarantine is mandatory at own expenses)
Egypt Covid Measures
YES Open For Travel
72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Not Mandatory as of now
If Fully vaccinated then RTPCR not required But as per Indian Immigration RTPCR Must required
10 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
Accepting visa applications for Tourist and Business Visa in New Delhi & Mumbai.
There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Egypt currently in place, however quarantine might be required, depending on test results.
- Health screenings will take place upon arrival to Egypt, and all arrivals are required to fill in a health declaration.
- From August 15th, all arrivals will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
Most non-essential businesses, restaurant and attractions in Egypt are open, under capacity and social distancing limitations.
Seychelles Covid Measures
- It is mandatory to carry a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate issued by the authorized laboratory for all the visitors including infants and children. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.
- All travelers must carry valid travel health insurance that covers, at least COVID-19 related isolation, quarantine, and clinical care.
- It is a must for every visitor to submit their negative PCR test result, flight and accommodations details for Health Travel Authorization at the given link:
- https://seychelles.govtas.com/. The documents can be uploaded once the person has received their negative PCR test results.
- All the tourists traveling to Seychelles have to show their approved test results to their respective airline companies for verification, upon check-in.
- It is a must for all tourists to comply with all airline protocols throughout their journey.
- People from South Africa have to stay at least 14 days in another country before visiting Seychelles. They must carry COVID-19 PCR negative test reports. The negative test certificate within 72 hours before departure will be authorized to enter into Seychelles. Also, visitors are required to provide proof of their stay in another country.
- Travelers must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed establishments or liveaboards that are available on our website www.tourism.gov.sc. Refer to the list to find the authorized accommodation that has been certified by the Public Health Authority.
- Upon arrival in Seychelles, the tourists have to present the booking vouchers for the entire duration of their stay in Seychelles at the Immigration counter for verification.
- People without such bookings will be directed to another establishment that is certified.
The authorities at Seychelles International Airport has established measures for safe movement at the airport as follows:-
- Upon arrival in Seychelles, the disembarkation should be done in an orderly manner based on onboard seating arrangements.
- Tourists are required to wear face masks in public places.
- People have to adhere to all the safety norms and follow social distancing. They need to maintain a distance of at least one meter at all times.
- It is advisable to use hand sanitizers regularly after coming in contact with someone or touches surfaces or objects. The hand sanitizers are available throughout the terminal.
- Everyone requires to maintain the distance of at least one meter from another person while collecting the luggage from the conveyor belt.
- Travelers can use trolleys that have been disinfected and located at clearly demarcated areas.
- All visitors will undergo thermal screening and health checkups.
- If a traveler disembarks with fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose or shortness of breath will be isolated from other travelers. That person will be subjected to further assessment and COVID-19 testing as indicated.
- It is required for tourists to use authorized and certified transportation. All visitors must observe rules for physical distancing, avoiding close physical contact such as handshakes, and wear a facemask throughout the journey to the accommodation.
- All the COVID-19 disembarkation guidelines at Seychelles are last updated on 19.02.2021.
People who are departing Seychelles are not required to undergo a PCR test. However, the final destination or airline may require it, and that you have to get your PCR test done. The COVID-19 test facilities are available on the 3 main islands of Seychelles namely Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. Travelers who are required to undertake the test should contact the Public Health Authority well in advance on the email address email@example.com or telephone +248 4388410 to make the necessary arrangements. Currently, the PCR test costs SCR 2,500.00. Children below the age of 12 years and persons of 65 years and above are exempted from the fee. All PCR tests administered in Seychelles are accredited by the Ministry of Health.
Several private health service providers offer PCR testing facilities and rapid antigen tests at additional cost.
All the COVID-19 guidelines for Seychelles are last updated on 19.02.2021.
Switzerland Covid Measures
Yes. Opening from 15 July
72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Fully Vaccinated (Only Covishield)
- If not vaccinated, 10 days quarantine mandatory
- As of 4th August 2021, children aged 18 years and below, travelling with fully vaccinated parents, can enter Switzerland and need not quarantine.
- However, children aged 16 – 18 years need to submit a negative RT-PCR report at the time of boarding and arrival.
Accepting limited categories of Visa applications in New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai & Kolkata Visa Application Centres. Kolkata is providing only Stamping services. South Mumbai VAC accepting only long stay D visa applications every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm
- Mask is mandatory for all staff of restaurant/bar/all types of shops/barbers, etc.
- Private contact information will be obtained from all clients of bars and nightclubs / live houses.
- Mask will be mandatory for clients in retail shops.
- Use of hand sanitizer when entering a shop/restaurant or any public venues will be mandatory.
France Covid Measures
YES - Passengers holding a Covid-19 vaccination certificate demonstrating that at least 28 days have elapsed since the first dose of Janssen vaccine or 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the Pfizer-Biontech, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Moderna, R-Covi (R-Pharm) or "Covid-19 Vaccine" (Fiocruz) vaccine or 7 days since the first dose of these vaccines if the passenger holds proof that they previously have been infected with Covid-19, and minors accompanying one or more vaccinated adult passengers.
72 Hrs Prior with QR code (require by Indian immigration) & Unvaccinated visitors from India must present a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 for RT-PCR hours before departing to France. Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.
- There is no quarantine for children upon arrival in France. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and over will need to present a negative test result.
- There is no quarantine in France for fully vaccinated travellers.
- Travellers who already hold a valid C type valid Schengen visa can travel without restriction as long as they are fully vaccinated with Covishield or any of the EMA approved vaccines (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield). These passengers must have had 2 covishield vaccine doses with the 2nd dose being administered 15 days before the actual travel.
If one is not vaccinated, they must have a compelling reason to travel.
- fully vaccinated Indians can travel to France. As of 18th July, France has also recognised Covishield in its list of approved vaccines (Travel is possible only 2 weeks after the second dose of Covishield has been administered).
- Unvaccinated international travellers must have a compelling reason and present a negative RT-PCR or antibody test less than 48 hours prior to departure. They will also be required to undergo an antibody test upon arrival and a 10-day self-isolation period monitored by the authorities.
- Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.
- All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country.
- All foreign nationals (from any country in EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only) intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa
- Seamen from EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only.
Passengers travelling on flights from India to France should be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa only. Similarly, only passengers originating from countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa should be allowed to travel on the flights from France to India.
- The vaccines accepted by France are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson and those deemed similar by the French authorities.
- Since July 18, the Covishield vaccine has also been recognized by France in this capacity.
- Proof of vaccination is only valid if it can attest to the completion of a complete vaccination schedule, i.e.: 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield).
- 4 weeks after injection for single-injection vaccines (Johnson & Johnson).
- 2 weeks after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).
- Passengers who want to fly India-France must comply with all MHA guidelines as issued by the GOI.
- It is recommended that all travellers wear a mask while commuting in public vehicles or visiting shopping areas.
- The French coronavirus helpline number is 112 (can be dialled from within France) and +33 800 130 000 (can be dialled from outside France).
- All the passengers are required to complete and submit a self- declaration form 3 (2 copies). Passengers without a medical certicate must take the test on arrival. This doesn't not apply to passengers young than 11 years.
- Before departure, all passengers are required to submit a Travel Certificate and a 'Sworn Statement' that they do not show any symptom of COVI D19.
- Passengers must download the 'FousAntiCovid government app.
- Passengers must also submit a passenger locator form.
You must present a health pass / Covid certificate with a QR code to access leisure and culture venues and events bringing together more than 50 people. From 9th August, you will also need to present a pass in bars, restaurants, malls, hospitals (except if you are admitted for urgent care), retirement homes, residential care homes, and for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach. For campsites, and other holiday accommodation you will need to present a pass once, on arrival. This list may be extended as necessary.
Spain Covid Measures
YES Open For Travel
72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.
14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
- The use of a mask is mandatory regardless of the existence of social distance. There are exceptions (individual and collective sport exercise, respiratory problems, etc.).
- State of alarm finished June 21th but still exist some restrictions and each region can apply the regulations according to the regional situation.
At least 1.5 meters
You can travel to Spain if you are travelling from the European Union, from a country in the Schengen Area, or from another country which has a reciprocal agreement with Spain for accepting travellers. These countries are Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.
Turkey Covid measures
YES Open For Travel with restriction
72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Not Mandatory as of now
Indian travellers who are vaccinated with Covishield will also be allowed to travel to Turkey
For the same, a traveler must have taken the second dose (if Johnson & Johnson one dose is sufficient) at least 14 days prior to the date of travel.
14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
Accepting all categories of Visa in New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
15th June 2020
- Visa Immigration: Changes in regulations, if any? eg- biometrics, e-Visa, visa on arrival, TAT , cost, due to covid, etc.
- Turkey is accepting all categories of Visa applications in New Delhi & Mumbai. Only Long Stay Visa applications are accepted in Hyderabad.
- Is a COVID medical certificate required. If yes, will it be required from a Govt vs. Private, ICMR approved, or is there a consulate pre-approved list of providers
- Yes COVID negative certification required before arriving into Turkey
- Any test required (PCR, Rapid antigen or any other) prior to travel?
- Yes PCR required 72 hours prior to departure
- Any protocols to be followed upon arrival at the destination airport? (eg: any self-declaration on country/airport app, etc)
- Upon arrival, the body temperature of passengers will be checked at airports.
- If one tests positive, then what is the process? Cost?
- For the passenger who has positive PCR test result, qualified health staff capable to respond promptly and well-equipped transfer vehicles will be ready at the airport for transportation to the health institutions. The patient will be transferred immediately to the nearest health institution and his/her treatment will start. The government will not implement any treatment without the consent of the individual. An Indian tourist arriving in Turkey and proven to be Covid-19 positive he/she needs to be treated at the hospital. Treatment costs will be covered by his/her own health insurance which is also valid in Turkey. It is advisable for Indian travellers to buy medical insurance covering COVID 19 treatment as well before arriving in Turke