Planning Travel to India? Here is Everything You Need to Know

Amid a recent spike in Covid-19 cases being reported in several countries, India has revised its travel guidelines. Here’s everything you need to know.

The recent surge of coronavirus cases in China has put the rest of the world on alert. As a precautionary measure, several countries have started placing necessary restrictions in place to keep the pandemic in check. In India, the government has recently released travel guidelines in light of the increasing trajectory of Covid-19 cases worldwide. 

Covid guidelines you need to keep in Mind

Before Traveling

All travelers flying to India should preferably be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The advisory stated that the passenger should preferably be completely immunized in accordance with the primary vaccine schedule that has been recommended for use in their nation. 

During Journey

The announcement about mandatory Covid protocol would be made on flights and at all points of entry. The in-flight announcements may include the preferable use of masks and following social distancing protocol. 

If any passenger has symptoms of Covid-19 during travel, they would be isolated as per protocol. The said passenger should wear a mask, isolated and segregated from other passengers during the journey, and then be shifted to an isolation facility upon arrival for follow-up treatment. 

On Arrival in India

  • At the airport, health officials will perform thermal screening of passengers. Suppose any passenger is found to be symptomatic during thermal screening. In that case, they will be taken to a designated medical facility for follow-up treatment. 
  • The government has said that random sample testing of international passengers will be undertaken at the airports. “Such travelers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries),” a notification by the government read.  
  • If these samples are tested positive, the sample will be further sent for genome testing at the INSACOG laboratory network. The passenger will be treated and isolated as per protocol. 
  • All passengers should also self-monitor their health after arrival. If they find any symptoms, they will be required to report to their nearest health facility or call National Helpline Number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.
  • Children under 12 years of age will not have to go through post-arrival random testing. But if they are found to be having symptoms on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring, they will have to undergo testing and treatment. 

Guidelines About Air Travel

In view of the rising Covid cases in Asian countries, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has updated guidelines for travelers entering the country. Meanwhile, the Ministry mandated random testing of all flyers coming in; all passengers will also be undergoing thermal screening, with some to be tested on arrival. 

Here is all That You Need About the Latest Guidelines for Travellers Travelling to India

  • All international passengers traveling from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and China will have to mandatorily undergo RT-PCR tests, and those found symptomatic or positive for Covid-19 will be quarantined. 
  • Air Suvidha is back, and all international travelers must fill out the form to declare their health status. 
  • All passengers traveling to India will now have to undergo mandatory thermal screening. 
  • Also, if anyone is found symptomatic, will be isolated and taken to a designated medical facility. 
  • Also, 2% of all international passengers on each incoming international flight will have to undergo Covid-19 tests on arrival. They will be selected randomly; however, passengers will not be required to wait for the test results to arrive, and they will be allowed to leave after giving the sample. 

Precaution is Better than Cure

We, Yashvi Tours and Travels, a travel agency in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, follow the strict guidelines of the Government of India. We are the right platform to guide you if you are planning a family, friends, honeymoon, or any other holiday trip. Don’t hesitate to call us for all your trip advice and packages nationally and internationally.