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Russia Covid Measures

India has created an air bubble arrangement with Russia with effect from 12.02.2021.

Can Indian travel to the Russia?

YES Open For Travel

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

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


Eligibilty

From India to Russia:
  • 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.

From Russia to India
  • 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

Passenger Obligation
  • 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

Quarantine Protocol
  • 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival

Mandatory Quarantine & Testing Rules
  • 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

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Can Indian travel to the Ukraine?

YES Open For Travel

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

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


Eligibilty

From India to Ukraine:
  • 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.

From Ukraine to India:
  • 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.

Passenger Obligation
  • 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.

Quarantine Protocol
  • 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival

Helplines & Resources
  • For regular COVID-19 updates for Ukraine click here: https://visitukraine.today/ and https://www.visaukraine.com/travel-restrictions/


Dubai Covid Measures

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Open for Indians to Travel: YES

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

48 Hrs Prior with QR Code & Not Mandatory as of now

E Visas / Paper Visas

Visa processing takes around 4 working days

Who can travel?

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

Conditions:
  • 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
Health Screening
  • 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.

Eligibilty
From India to UAE:
  • 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.
From UAE to India:
  • 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.


Passenger Obligation
  • 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.
Quarantine Protocol
  • 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival

Mandatory Quarantine & Testing Rules
  • 14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
For Dubai:
  • 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.
For Sharjah:
  • 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.
For Abu Dhabi:
  • 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

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Flying from India
  • 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.
Flying to India
  • 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

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Can Indian travel to the Sri Lanka?

YES open for travel

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Only fully vaccinated passengers can travel

All categories of travelers who have taken the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccination and arrive in Srilanka after 14 days after vaccination, will be considered fully vaccinated. Non vaccinated children 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.

Quarantine Protocol

14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival


Visa and Immigration related updates:

Prior to boarding, travelers are required to:
  • Have a valid tourist visa before boarding flight. All visas must be applied online. Visit eta.gov.lk. o b. Before applying for visa, ensure you have the following:
  • A pre-paid booking at a “L1 Safe and Secure” 3 Star or above category hotel for the first 2 days until the On – arrival PCR test is performed. A pre-paid bookings at 3 star or above category hotels for the rest of stay. Hotel bookings could be made directly with the hotel or through “Safe and Secure certified travel agent or OTA’s

Please visit www.srilanka.travel/helloagain for information

  • Pay for the mandatory COVID-19 local travel insurance cover at USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 upto a period of one month (including children below 2 years).
  • Pay for the on-arrival PCR test (USD 40 per PCR test). Children below 2 years are excluded from PCR tests.
  • Please visit www.visitsrilanka.gov.lk to pay for your COVID 19 insurance & PCR tests. Also to obtain your unique tourism reference number required to apply for visa.
  • Have negative PCR test done within 72 hours prior to embarkation (children below 2 years are excluded).
  • Airport transfers to be arranged by either the respective Certified Safe and Secure hotel or certified safe & secure travel agent.

At the airport produce the followings:
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test report (English) taken within 72 hours prior to embarkation (Excludes children below 2 years).
  • Original vaccination certificate/card.
  • Completed Health Declaration Form.

On arrival PCR test & leaving the bubble:
  • On arrival PCR test is performed at your “L1 Safe and Secure” 3 star or above category hotel & upon a negative on Arrival PCR test report, travelers can leave the bio-bubbles. The respective hotel doctor or Hotel management will issue a “Discharge Document” upon verifying the status of vaccination and PCR test results.
  • The travelers are required to continue the rest of their stay at 3 star or above category hotels.
  • Un vaccinated children between 2-18 years are allowed to leave the bio-bubble with fully vaccinated parents upon a negative on arrival (Day 1) PCR test. However, these children should undergo a COVID-19 PCR test (arranged by the Hotel) on Day 10 after arriving Sri Lanka From a ministry of Health approved private sector or State Sector Laboratory. The results should be immediately informed to the area MOH by telephone or email.



Egypt Covid Measures

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Can Indian travel to the Egypt?

YES Open For Travel

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

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


Quarantine Protocol

10 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival

Visa and Immigration related updates:

Accepting visa applications for Tourist and Business Visa in New Delhi & Mumbai.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Egypt?

There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Egypt currently in place, however quarantine might be required, depending on test results.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Egypt?
  • 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.
Are businesses and tourism open in Egypt?

Most non-essential businesses, restaurant and attractions in Egypt are open, under capacity and social distancing limitations.




Seychelles Covid Measures

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COVID MEASURES FOR SEYCHELLES
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR VISITORS AS OF 25th MARCH 2021
PRE - TRAVEL PROCEDURES:
  • 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.
DISEMBARKATION PROCEDURES
Airport Arrival

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.
PCR TESTING IN SEYCHELLES FOR DEPARTING VISITORS

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 covid19test@health.gov.sc 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

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Can Indian travel to the Switzerland?

Yes. Opening from 15 July

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Fully Vaccinated (Only Covishield)

Travel Via Paris & Amsterdam// Children under the age of 16 are allowed to travel without vaccination & RTPCR

Quarantine Protocol
  • 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.
Visa and Immigration related updates:

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

Wearing mask is compulsory in public and touristic transportation above 12 years old. In other public space, it is strongly recommended when restricted social distance cannot be kept. It is possible to buy mask at supermarket, drug store and some train station.
Below measure will be applied in Geneva at least till 30 Sep 2020:
  • 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

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Can Indian travel to the France?

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.

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

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.

Unvaccinated visitors from India will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering France. Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Quarantine Protocol
  • 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.
14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival
Health Screening

If one is not vaccinated, they must have a compelling reason to travel.

Eligibilty
From India to France
  • 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.
From France to India
  • 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.

Vaccines recognised by France:
  • 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).
Passenger Obligation
  • 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.
Health Pass / COVID Certificate

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

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Can Indian travel to the Spain?

YES Open For Travel

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Indian passengers must be fully vaccinated in order to travel to Spain. Covishield vaccine is approved while Covaxin is not. Children under 12 years of age are not obliged to present these documents or other supporting documents.

Quarantine Protocol

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.
Social distance

At least 1.5 meters

Border / Entry

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.

Hotel
Many hotels continue closed and there are restrictions (wearing mask is compulsory in common areas; lifts cannot be share with other clients; social distance security at breakfast rooms, gyms, etc…)

Coach

No capacity restrictions. Wearing mask is compulsory

Shops

Shops are open with limitation of capacity and it’s compulsory to use mask + to use hygiene gel



Turkey Covid measures

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Can Indian travel to the Turkey?

YES Open For Travel with restriction

RTPCR Test & Vaccination

72 Hrs Prior with QR code & Not Mandatory as of now

Turkey has declared that fully vaccinated travellers from India will no longer be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine rule, with effect from September 4, the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi informed on Saturday. The announcement will ease the travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers of 12 years of age and older, travelling from India or those who stayed in India in the last 14 days.

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.

The fully vaccinated travellers are also required to submit their negative PCR test report taken 72 hours before departure in order to be exempt from the quarantine. Non-vaccinated travelers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 10 days in a hotel or a location mentioned in the declaration which includes children below 12 years of age .

Quarantine Protocol.

14 Days Quarantine if tested positive on arrival


Visa and Immigration related updates:

Accepting all categories of Visa in New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Date of reopening borders for Indian Travellers

15th June 2020

Pre-Arrival
  • 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
On Arrival
  • 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