COVID-19 puts people in high-risk groups at risk of severe illness and death, including those over 60, those with chronic fever, and those with underlying health conditions. Keep an eye on the COVID-19 situation where you are going, and follow any border entry requirements, which may include testing or quarantine. You may be at higher risk of COVID-19 infection if you live in an area with high COVID-19 transmission rates. As you plan, it is critical to be aware of your health status as well as the risks of COVID-19 at your destination.
Doing traveling during the Coronavirus outbreak is unfortunately not entirely safe or risk-free, regardless of your age, health, or the country you are visiting. The Indian government has issued the most recent advisory guidance for international travel to India, which requires all visitors may instructed to quarantine at home for seven days, and RT-PCR test on their eighth day in India is mandatory. If travellers under home quarantine or self-health monitoring develop Covid-19 symptoms or re-test positive for Covid-19, they must self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call the country’s national helpline number or their state helpline number.
Before their scheduled travel, all passengers must submit complete and accurate information in a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal, including the last 14 days of travel, and upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report for a test taken within 72 hours before departure. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, airlines will only allow passengers to board who have completed the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal and uploaded a negative RT-PCR test report.
Thermal screening happens upon your arrival, and passengers who show symptomatic during screening would be isolated and taken to a medical facility. If any of them are positive, their contacts will be identified and managed according to protocol. Travelers can visit India from any other country that is involved in the transportation bubble agreement with India. Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mauritius, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan are among the countries with air bubble agreements with India.
Pre-arrival and post-arrival testing is not necessary for children under the age of five. They will be tested and treated if they have found to be symptomatic for COVID-19 upon arrival or during the home quarantine period. In its most recent guidelines, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare clarified that the new guidelines supersede all previous guidelines on the subject issued on or after November 30, 2021.