International Travel Guidelines

We are all set to fly you from India to destinations abroad and back to India as well. However, flying in the new normal comes with a new set of regulations. Please ensure you complete all the requirements so as to enjoy a hassle-free and safe journey throughout.

Note: Failure to comply with the Government regulations shall result in denied boarding. Fare component is non-refundable, non-airline taxes are refundable.

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

    The following categories of customers will be allowed entry 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)
    • 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

    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 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Dubai. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 48Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    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

    Children under the age of 12 years

    Customers escorting 1st degree relative of UAE national

    Domestic labour escorting a UAE national sponsor during travel

    UAE-Nationals/UAE-residents visa holder, who have completed 6 months after recovering from COVID-19, subject to presenting a certificate of Completing the quarantine period issued from official entities in the UAE

    Customers are also mandatorily required to undergo a rapid PCR test within 6 hours of departure at the airport

    All UAE residents who have Dubai issued residence visa must obtain GDRFA approval before travelling through https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx. The approval should be issued on or after 05th August 2021

    All UAE residents with valid residence visa issued from any other emirate must obtain approval through 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). The approval should be issued on or after 05th

    Customers with residence visa issued from any other emirate also need to upload their Emirates ID number, passport, and nationality on https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae/ to verify the authenticity of their travel. To be able to travel, customers must show a green status against their registration details on above website

    Customers travelling on tourist visas, newly issued residence or employment visas, short stay or long stay visa, visit visa are not required to be in possession of GDRFA or ICA approval

    All customers transiting Dubai, 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 Dubai or less as per the requirements of the final destination. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    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

    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

    For customers from Dubai to India

    1. Eligibility to travel to India: Stranded Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports, and UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020
    2. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    3. As per extant government regulations, customers are permitted to travel to India from the United Kingdom only on a direct flight. Customers shall not be allowed to travel to India through a transit airport of another country. Hence, all customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India via any other/ third country from where IndiGo operates its flight to India, shall not be permitted to undertake travel on such IndiGo operated flight. All liabilities, penalties, costs, losses arising out of such refusal of carriage by IndiGo or proposed travel, shall be borne solely by the customer
    • Sharjah

    For customers from India to Sharjah

    Only the following categories of customers will be allowed entry to Sharjah:

    1. Holders of all type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates with valid proof of WHO approved vaccination and pre-approval from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (https://ica.gov.ae) or GDRFA (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued)
    2. Members of the medical force/staff including Doctors, Nurses and Medical Technicians whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    3. Staff/Employees of Educational Sector, including Professors and Teachers, those who teaches at Universities, Colleges, Schools, and Institutions in the UAE whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    4. Students who are currently studying the UAE whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    5. Those holding a valid visa, on humanitarian grounds and/or i.e., cases of family reunion whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    6. Diplomatic personnel between UAE and applicable countries, Employees/Staff of Local and Federal Government Entities whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    7. Those who are undergoing medical treatments in UAE whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    8. UAE residents with golden or silver residency permits whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    9. Expo 2020 international participants, Expo 2020 exhibitors and personnel sponsored by Expo 2020 organizers whether vaccinated or not vaccinated

    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

    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 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Sharjah. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 48Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    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: Children under 12 years are exempted from pre-COVID test

    Customers are also mandatorily required to undergo a rapid PCR test within 6 hours of departure at the airport. Soft/digital copy of the Rapid PCR report shall also be accepted

    All UAE residents with valid residence visa must obtain approval through 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). The approval should be issued on or after 05th

    Customers with UAE resident visas are also required to upload their Emirates ID number, passport, and nationality on https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae/ to verify the authenticity of their travel. To be able to travel, customers must show a green status against their registration details on above website

    UAE residents with Dubai issued resident visas and if in possession of GDRFA approval obtained through https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx shall be allowed to travel on Sharjah bound flights. The approval should be issued on or after 05th August 2021

    All customers transiting Sharjah, 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 Sharjah or less as per the requirements of the final destination. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection.

    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

    All customers must download and register on the ALHOSN App

    Vaccination only applies to customers who are aged 16 years and older

    All customers are also required to download the UAE Fast Track on their smart phones

    1. Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the UAE Fast Track app

    For customers from Sharjah to India

    1. Eligibility to travel to India: Stranded Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports, and UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020
    2. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    3. As per extant government regulations, customers are permitted to travel to India from the United Kingdom only on a direct flight. Customers shall not be allowed to travel to India through a transit airport of another country. Hence, all customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India via any other/ third country from where IndiGo operates its flight to India, shall not be permitted to undertake travel on such IndiGo operated flight. All liabilities, penalties, costs, losses arising out of such refusal of carriage by IndiGo or proposed travel, shall be borne solely by the customer
    • Abu Dhabi

    For customers from India to Abu Dhabi

    Only the following categories of customers will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi:

    1. Holders of all type of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates whether vaccinated or unvaccinated and pre-approval from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (https://ica.gov.ae) (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued from Abu Dhabi only). Incase vaccinated, customers are required to be fully vaccinated with one of the WHO approved vaccines
    2. Holders of newly issued employment and resident visas issued from other emirates other than Abu Dhabi shall not be allowed

    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

    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 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Abu Dhabi. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 48Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    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: Children under 12 years are exempted from pre-COVID test

    Customers are also mandatorily required to undergo a rapid PCR test within 6 hours of departure at the airport

    Customers with UAE resident visas are required to upload their Emirates ID number, passport, and nationality on https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae/ to verify the authenticity of their travel. To be able to travel, customers must show a green status against their registration details on above website

    All UAE residents with valid residence visa must obtain approval through https://smartservices.ica.gov.ae/echannels/web/client/guest/index.html#/registerArrivals. The approval should be issued on or after 05th Customers who have not obtained approval through the above link shall not be allowed entry into Abu Dhabi and will be required to return to the origin station

    Vaccinated customers shall not be required to undergo quarantine however will have to undergo a PCR test on arrival and on day 4 and day 8 or depending on their duration of stay

    Unvaccinated customers shall be subject to 12 day mandatory institutional or home quarantine as deemed fit by the authorities and undergo COVID‑19 PCR testing on arrival in Abu Dhabi. Customers shall also be required to wear tracking medical wristband

    All customers transiting Abu Dhabi, 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 Abu Dhabi or less as per the requirements of the final destination. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection.

    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

    Vaccination only applies to customers who are aged 16 years and older

    All customers must download and register on the ALHOSN App

    All customers are also required to download the UAE Fast Track on their smart phones

    1. Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the UAE Fast Track app

    For customers from Abu Dhabi to India 

    1. Eligibility to travel to India: Stranded Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports, and UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020
    2. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    3. As per extant government regulations, customers are permitted to travel to India from the United Kingdom only on a direct flight. Customers shall not be allowed to travel to India through a transit airport of another country. Hence, all customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India via any other/ third country from where IndiGo operates its flight to India, shall not be permitted to undertake travel on such IndiGo operated flight. All liabilities, penalties, costs, losses arising out of such refusal of carriage by IndiGo or proposed travel, shall be borne solely by the customer
    • Abu Dhabi

    For customers from India to Ras Al Khaimah

    The following categories of customers will be allowed entry 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 with valid proof of WHO approved vaccination and pre-approval from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (https://ica.gov.ae) or GDRFA (i.e., valid resident visa, employment visa, short stay/long stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued)
    2. Members of the medical force/staff including Doctors, Nurses and Medical Technicians whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    3. Staff/Employees of Educational Sector, including Professors and Teachers, those who teaches at Universities, Colleges, Schools, and Institutions in the UAE whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    4. Students who are currently studying the UAE whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    5. Those holding a valid visa, on humanitarian grounds and/or i.e., cases of family reunion whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    6. Diplomatic personnel between UAE and applicable countries, Employees/Staff of Local and Federal Government Entities whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    7. Those who are undergoing medical treatments in UAE whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    8. UAE residents with golden or silver residency permits whether vaccinated or not vaccinated
    9. Expo 2020 international participants, Expo 2020 exhibitors and personnel sponsored by Expo 2020 organizers whether vaccinated or not vaccinated

    Visa on arrival facility is currently not available for customers travelling to Ras Al Khaimah

    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 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Ras Al Khaimah. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 48Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    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: Children under 12 years are exempted from pre-COVID test

    Customers are also mandatorily required to undergo a rapid PCR test within 6 hours of departure at the airport. Soft/digital copy of the Rapid PCR report shall also be accepted

    All UAE residents with valid residence visa must obtain approval through 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). The approval should be issued on or after 05th

    Customers with UAE resident visas are also required to upload their Emirates ID number, passport, and nationality on https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae/ to verify the authenticity of their travel. To be able to travel, customers must show a green status against their registration details on above website

    UAE residents with Dubai issued resident visas and if in possession of GDRFA approval obtained through https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ReturnPermitService.aspx shall be allowed to travel on Ras Al Khaimah bound flights. The approval should be issued on or after 05th August 2021

    All customers will undergo a PCR test on arrival and on day 4 and day 8 or depending on their duration of stay

    All customers transiting Ras Al Khaimah, 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 Ras Al Khaimah or less as per the requirements of the final destination. The certificate issued shall be duly signed or stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English or Arabic. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection.

    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

    All customers must download and register on the ALHOSN App

    All customers are also required to download the UAE Fast Track on their smart phones

    1. Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the UAE Fast Track app

    For customers from Ras Al Khaimah to India 

    Eligibility to travel to India: Stranded Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports, and UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020

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

    As per the current guidelines of Ministry of Civil Aviation of India, customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India and are transiting Ras Al Khaimah, shall not be permitted to travel on board IndiGo flight from Ras Al Khaimah to India.

Qatar

    • Doha

    For passengers from India to Qatar (Doha)

    Customer Categories Allowed to Travel

    Qatari Nationals, their spouses, children and companions

    Permanent Residency card holders

    GCC Nationals who are currently QID holders/Non QID holders/Non-Resident

    Family visitors, Business Travelers, Leisure Travelers

    Foreign Diplomats on mission to the State of Qatar, holders of Administrative IDs and staff of International Organizations

    Guidelines for Qatari Citizens and residents including GCC States citizens and Long term Visa -  Work Yearly Residency Visa / Family Yearly Visit Visa

    Customers who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from previous infection in the state of Qatar in the last 12 months shall be subject to 2 days hotel quarantine with a PCR test done on day 2 post which they will be released if the result is negative. Such customers are required to be in possession of a confirmed hotel reservation in one of the designated quarantine hotels for a period of minimum 2 days

    Customers who have been fully vaccinated outside the state of Qatar with a vaccine an approved vaccine shall be subject to 10 days hotel quarantine. Such customers are required to be in possession of a confirmed hotel reservation in one of the designated quarantine hotels for a period of minimum 10 days

    Customers and their accompanying children if unvaccinated; partially vaccinated; vaccinated but not completed 14 days after second dose shall be subject to 10 days hotel quarantine. Such customers are required to be in possession of a confirmed hotel reservation in one of the designated quarantine hotels for a period of minimum 10 days

    Accompanied or Unaccompanied unvaccinated children aged from 0 to 17 years shall be allowed to travel if both parents are fully vaccinated and shall be required to undergo 2 days hotel quarantine which has to be booked through Discover Qatar followed by 8 days home quarantine

    The designated quarantine hotels can booked through Discover Qatar before arriving into Qatar

    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 Doha. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English. Hand written certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    Effective 12th July 2021, 0001 Doha local time, Exceptional Entry Permit will not be required for the following categories of passengers.

    Customers with valid QIDs who have not stayed outside the State of Qatar for more than 6months. (For those residents who have stayed beyond the 6 months period outside Qatar, their sponsors will need to follow the pre-COVID process & apply through Metrash or Hukoomi for approval unless they are holding a valid exceptional entry permit then they can be accepted for travel even if stayed more than 6months outside Qatar)

    If a customer has lost their QID or if it is expired but they are holding a valid EEP, they can be accepted.

    Residence permit holders who have spent more than 180 days outside Qatar are required to be in possession of return residence permit

    All customers must download and register on the EHTERAZ app. Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the App

    All customers shall be required to undergo a RTPCR test on arrival at their own cost

    Guidelines for customers with Family & Personal Visit Visa

    Customers those who are aged 12 years and above and those who are fully vaccinated vaccinated by a WHO and Qatar MoPH approved vaccine i.e., those who have received both doses and completed 14 days after receipt of the second dose shall be allowed to travel. Such customers shall be subject to 10 days hotel quarantine and are required to be in possession of a confirmed hotel reservation in one of the designated quarantine hotels for a period of minimum 10 days

    The designated quarantine hotels can booked through Discover Qatar before arriving into Qatar

    Customers those who are aged 11 years and below and those who are aged 12 years and above if Unvaccinated; partially vaccinated; vaccinated but not completed 14 days after second dose are not allowed to travel

    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 Doha. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English. Hand written certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    Customers must have minimum passport validity as 6 months

    Customers must be in possession of return tickets valid for 3 months

    Customers must be in possession of health insurance covering all their medical expenses during the visit

    All customers shall be required to register on the Ehteraz Website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) at least 12Hours before their flight and upload the required official documents. In return they shall be issued a travel authorization which shall be required to presented at the time of boarding and to immigration officials upon landing

    All customers must download and register on the EHTERAZ app. Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the App

    All customers shall be required to undergo a RTPCR test on arrival at their own cost

    Guidelines for Customers Travelling and obtaining Visa on Arrival, Business & Leisure Travelers

    Customers those who are aged 12 years and above and those who are fully vaccinated vaccinated by a WHO and Qatar MoPH approved vaccine i.e., those who have received both doses and completed 14 days after receipt of the second dose shall be allowed to travel. Such customers shall be subject to 10 days hotel quarantine and are required to be in possession of a confirmed hotel reservation in one of the designated quarantine hotels for a period of minimum 10 days

    The designated quarantine hotels can booked through Discover Qatar before arriving into Qatar

    Customers those who are aged 11 years and below and those who are aged 12 years and above if Unvaccinated; partially vaccinated; vaccinated but not completed 14 days after second dose are not allowed to travel

    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 Doha. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and stamped by relevant authorities and must only be in English. Hand written certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    Customers must have minimum passport validity as 6 months

    Customers must be in possession of valid return/onward tickets

    Customers should have enough funds in cash or international credit card equivalent to USD 1400 or QAR 5000

    All customers shall be required to register on the Ehteraz Website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) at least 12Hours before their flight and upload the required official documents. In return they shall be issued a travel authorization which shall be required to presented at the time of boarding and to immigration officials upon landing

    All customers must download and register on the EHTERAZ app. Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the App

    All customers shall be required to undergo a RTPCR test on arrival at their own cost

    List of Approved Vaccines

    Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna/AstraZeneca/Johnson & Johnson/Covishield/Sinphoram*

    Sinphoram vaccine is conditionally approved in Qatar and any customer fully vaccinated with Sinphoram vaccine will have to follow guidelines as listed above basis their travel category

    Transit and transfer beyond Doha is only permitted to South American and African countries

    For more details please regularly visit the Qatar MoPH website by clicking here

    For customers from Qatar (Doha) to India

    1. Eligibility to travel to India: Stranded Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding Qatari passports, and Qatari nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020
    2. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    3. As per extant government regulations, customers are permitted to travel to India from the United Kingdom only on a direct flight. Customers shall not be allowed to travel to India through a transit airport of another country. Hence, all customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India via any other/ third country from where IndiGo operates its flight to India, shall not be permitted to undertake travel on such IndiGo operated flight. All liabilities, penalties, costs, losses arising out of such refusal of carriage by IndiGo or proposed travel, shall be borne solely by the customer

Kuwait

    • Kuwait

    For customers from India to Kuwait

    Following customer categories shall be allowed to travel on flights from India to Kuwait

    1. Kuwaiti Citizens and their first-degree relatives and workers accompanying them
    2. Non-Kuwaiti’s

    Guidelines for Kuwaiti Citizens and their first-degree relatives and workers accompanying them

    All Customers must carry a negative PCR certificate in printed form with a QR code, 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 the last direct flight to Kuwait. RT-PCR timeline is calculated from the time of sample/swab collection

    Note: Children under 06 years are exempted from pre-COVID test

    All customers who are fully vaccinated with vaccines in the State of Kuwait and after appearance of green colour in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) in Shlonik Application. Such customers are required to undergo home quarantine for 7 days from their date of arrival into the State of Kuwait. If they wish to end their quarantine period earlier, they must undergo a RT-PCR test in the State of Kuwait at their own cost and obtain a negative result

    All customers who are fully vaccinated with vaccines in outside the State of Kuwait must upload all necessary details on Ministry of Health Website and completed registration in Shlonik Application. Such customers are required to undergo home quarantine for 7 days from their date of arrival into the State of Kuwait. If they wish to end their quarantine period earlier, they must undergo a RT-PCR test in the State of Kuwait at their own cost and obtain a negative result

    All customers who are not vaccinated and have appearance of red or yellow colour in (Immune/Kuwait mobile ID) must complete registration in Shlonik Application. Such customers are required to undergo institutional quarantine at their own cost in any of the approved local hotels listed on the Kuwait Mosafer platform. Further they are required to pay for 2 RT PCR tests in advance for them to be conducted one upon arrival into the State of Kuwait and one on the 6th day of institutional quarantine. If they test negative in the test conducted on the 6th day, they can complete their remainder quarantine of 7 days at home

    All Non-vaccinated domestic workers can be recruited by registration in (Bilsalamah) platform

    Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the SHLONIK app

    Guidelines for Non-Kuwaiti’s

    All Customers must carry a negative PCR certificate in printed form with a QR code, 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 the last direct flight to Kuwait. RT-PCR timeline is calculated from the time of sample/swab collection

    Note: Children under 06 years are exempted from pre-COVID test

    All customers who are fully vaccinated with vaccines in the State of Kuwait and after appearance of green colour in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) in Shlonik Application. Such customers are required to undergo home quarantine for 7 days from their date of arrival into the State of Kuwait. If they wish to end their quarantine period earlier, they must undergo a RT-PCR test in the State of Kuwait at their own cost and obtain a negative result

    All customers who are fully vaccinated with vaccines in outside the State of Kuwait must upload all necessary details on Ministry of Health Website and completed registration in Shlonik. The vaccination certificate held by such customers must be electronically proven before boarding and upon arrival through electronic verification (QR-Code) in the State of Kuwait. Such customers are required to under home quarantine for 7 days from their date of arrival into the State of Kuwait. If they wish to end their quarantine period earlier, they must undergo a RT-PCR test in the State of Kuwait at their own cost and obtain a negative result

    Non vaccinated children of non-Kuwaiti’s who are under the age of 18 years and have a valid resident permit shall be allowed to enter Kuwait once. However, they need to be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents and shall be required to prepay for 2 PCR tests post arrival through Mosafer and will undergo 7 day home quarantine.

    Non-Vaccinated customers under this category are not allowed to travel unless they are fully vaccinated

    Vaccination exemption is only for customers holding relevant documents from MOH to prove their inability to receive the vaccine and children who are less than 18 years

    Customers who have received 2 doses of an un-approved vaccine and once have received a 3rd dose of any approved vaccine as listed below can enter Kuwait without waiting for 14days

    Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the SHLONIK app

    List of approved vaccines in the State of Kuwait

    1. Pfizer BioNTech (2 doses)
    2. AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine (Covishield) (2 doses)
    3. Moderna (2 doses)
    4. Johnson & Johnson (1 dose)

    List of categories exempted from Institutional Quarantine

    1. Diplomatic Missions and approved Diplomats and their first-degree relatives (husband-wife-children) whether individually or collectively and their accompanying domestic workers on proof of their identification cards are presented
    2. Kuwaiti patients treated abroad and their companions after completing treatment on proof of certificate issued from Kuwaiti health office abroad where the treatment is received
    3. Governmental and private medical staff and their first-degree relatives (husband-wife-children) whether individually or collectively and their accompanying domestic workers on proof of their identification being presented
    4. Unaccompanied Minors

    For customers from Kuwait to India

    1. Eligibility to travel to India: Stranded Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding Kuwaiti passports, and Kuwaiti nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020
    2. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    3. As per extant government regulations, customers are permitted to travel to India from the United Kingdom only on a direct flight. Customers shall not be allowed to travel to India through a transit airport of another country. Hence, all customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India via any other/ third country from where IndiGo operates its flight to India, shall not be permitted to undertake travel on such IndiGo operated flight. All liabilities, penalties, costs, losses arising out of such refusal of carriage by IndiGo or proposed travel, shall be borne solely by the customer

Maldives

    • Male

    For customers from India to Male

    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

    RT PCR Guidelines for all customers except tourists

    1. All Customers including Maldivian nationals 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 96Hrs before departure of the last direct flight to Male. The certificate issued shall be in English in print or electronic form. Hand written certificates shall not be permitted. 96Hrs is calculated from the time of sample collection
    2. The RT PCR certificate must contain name as per passport, name and address of the testing laboratory, Type of test, date of sample collection and result
    3. Children below the age of 01year are exempted from the pre-departure RT-PCR test

    Quarantine Guidelines for all customers except tourists

    Following customer categories shall be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days in their place of residency or work. Additionally they are required to obtain a Covid-19 negative PCR test result before they are released from quarantine

    1. Special Visa Holders whose duration of stay in Maldives shall be of more than 7 days
    2. Business Visa Holders whose duration of stay in Maldives shall be of more than 7 days
    3. Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
    4. Maldivian Nationals
    5. Work Visa (Employment Visa) holders*

    The above mentioned categories of passengers including accompanying children who cannot be vaccinated shall be exempted from quarantine if;

    They are fully vaccinated by a WHO or Maldives Food and Drug Authority approved vaccine i.e., those who have received both doses and completed 14 days after receipt of second dose. However such customers including accompanying children are required to undergo a PCR test between the 5th and 7th day of their arrival into Maldives

                                                                       OR

    They are document of having being diagnosed and recovered from COVID-19 in Maldives and are travelling to the Maldives withing 60 days from the sample date of COVID-19 positive PCR test result

    Work Visa Holders and their dependents who do not meet the quarantine exemption will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a facility designated by the Health Protection Agency upon arrival into Maldives. Additionally, they are also required to undergo a PCR test between 48Hrs to 72Hrs of their arrival into the Maldives at their own cost and obtain a COVID-19 negative PCR Test result before they are released from quarantine

    Work Visa holders who are non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated are required to carry out the below mentioned without which they shall not be allowed to travel from India

    1. Apply for Pre-approval to travel to Maldives, by email to arrivals.heoc@health.gov.mv and copied to airport@immigration.gov.mv.
    2. Book a government designated quarantine facility/hotel by clicking here
    3. Facilities approved by arrival HEOC are considered approved quarantine facilities and customers in possession of the same shall be permitted to travel

    Guidelines for tourists

    All Customers travelling for the purpose of tourism 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 96Hrs before departure of the last direct flight to Male. The certificate issued shall be in English in print or electronic form. Hand written certificates shall not be permitted. 96Hrs is calculated from the time of sample collection

    The RT PCR certificate must contain name as per passport, name and address of the testing laboratory, Type of test, date of sample collection and result

    Children below the age of 01year are exempted from the pre-departure RT-PCR test

    Customers travelling for the purpose of tourism must have a confirmed reservation at a resort

    Tourists (excluding children who are not eligible of vaccination) intending to stay at tourist facilities in inhabited island will be permitted only if they are fully vaccinated by a WHO or Maldives Food and Drug Authority approved vaccine i.e., those who have received both doses and completed 14 days after receipt of second dose

    Tourists intending to check-in at tourist facilities in inhabited island who have not completed the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 Vaccine will be allowed to check-in at facilities that comply to the following criteria

    1. At least 60% of the Tourist Guesthouse Island population eligible for vaccination have completed the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 Vaccine and have surpassed 14 days after the prescribed doses
    2. At least 95% of staff in all tourist facilities of the Tourist Guesthouses Island have surpassed 14 days after the prescribed doses
    3. At least 90% of resident population of the Tourist Guesthouses Island who are 65years and above have completed and surpassed 14 days after the recommended doses
    4. List of such resorts/islands can be found by clicking here

    List of resorts can stay as approved by Maldivian Health authority can be found by clicking here

    Customers must be in possession of valid return ticket

    List of Approved Vaccines

    • Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna/AstraZeneca/Johnson & Johnson/Covishield/Sinphoram/Sputnik V

    Applicable to all customers

    • Customers are required to submit a health declaration within 24Hrs of their departure on https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ and obtain a QR code. Customers falling under the category of pre-arrival RT-PCR required shall be required to attach a copy of their negative test result while completing their health declaration on the portal. The QR code obtained to be made readily available for verification by immigration upon entry in Maldives
    • Customers who have been vaccinated by a WHO approved vaccine (should be in receipt of both does of the vaccine and have completed 14 days from receipt of the 2nd dose) shall not be exempted from pre-departure RT-PCR test provided they are in possession of the vaccination certificate at the time of travel

Oman

    • Muscat

    For customers from India to Muscat

    1. Customer Categories Allowed to Travel
      1. Omani Nationals
      2. Non-Omani Citizen with valid residency permits (Family Resident Permit & Employment Resident Permit)
    2. Non-Omani citizens with Employment Residency Permits and those who have completed more than 180 days outside Oman or whose visa is expired, their sponsor need to apply for NOC through Royal Oman police website or through ‘Sanad’ offices in Oman. The NOC shall be obtained on an Employment visa form, indicating that the residence is valid through Royal Oman Police. Specimen of the same is made a part of Annexure A of this document
    3. Residents on family residence permit and those who have stayed outside the country for more than 180 days shall be allowed to enter Oman as long as the visa is valid
    4. Customers in possession new visas except tourist visas which are valid shall be allowed to enter Oman
    5. Customers shall download and complete registration on Tarassud+ before arrival in Oman
      • Click to download – Android & iOS versions of the Tarassud+ App
    6. Effective 11th November 2020 all customers travelling to Oman are required to be in possession of a negative RT PCR negative certificate in English in print form issued no more than 96 hours before departure. 96Hours is calculated from the time for sample collection
    7. All customers must undergo a RT PCR test upon arrival into Muscat as well and are required to pay the cost of services of OMR 25 through Tarassud+ App
    8. Customers travelling to Muscat for a period of 7 days or less shall be exempted from mandatory quarantine provided they are able to provide evidence of their return travel and the result of their test conducted upon arrival is negative
    9. Customers travelling to Muscat for a period of more than 7 days are required to undergo a mandatory health quarantine of 7 days. Such customers shall be allowed to undertake a RT PCR test on the 08th day at their own expense and end their quarantine period if the test result is negative
    10. Customers who don’t wish to undertake a RT PCR test on the 08th day shall continue to remain under mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days
    11. Customers who test positive on arrival or after 8 days shall continue to remain under quarantine for period of 10 days from the date of the test
    12. Non-Omani citizens travelling to Oman are required to be in possession of valid international health insurance covering the cost of Covid-19 treatment for a period of at least one month
    13. Children aged 15 years and less shall be exempted from Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival

    For customers from Muscat to India

    1. Eligibility to travel to India: Stranded Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding Oman passports, and Oman nationals (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020
    2. To know the detailed Indian guidelines for arrivals into India, please see ‘Arrivals into India’ section
    3. As per extant government regulations, customers are permitted to travel to India from the United Kingdom only on a direct flight. Customers shall not be allowed to travel to India through a transit airport of another country. Hence, all customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India via any other/ third country from where IndiGo operates its flight to India, shall not be permitted to undertake travel on such IndiGo operated flight. All liabilities, penalties, costs, losses arising out of such refusal of carriage by IndiGo or proposed travel, shall be borne solely by the customer

Bangladesh

    • Dhaka

    For customers from India to Dhaka

    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

    Customers in possession of tourist visas shall not be allowed to travel to Bangladesh till further notice

    All customers arriving into Bangladesh are required to fill a self-health declaration form and submit the same to the health authorities upon arrival

    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. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection

    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

    Children under the age of 10years

    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

    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

    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

    For customers from Dhaka to India

    All Customers departing from Dhaka including infants and children are required to be in possession of valid negative RT-PCR certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure from government approved test centers only

    In addition to the above all customers including children and infants originating or transiting from Bangladesh, shall be required to undergo a RT-PCR test on arrival at their own cost

    Eligibility to travel to India: Indian nationals; All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding passports issued by Bangladesh, and Bangladeshi nationals/residents (including diplomats) and foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020

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

    As per extant government regulations, customers are permitted to travel to India from the United Kingdom only on a direct flight. Customers shall not be allowed to travel to India through a transit airport of another country. Hence, all customers travelling from the United Kingdom to India via any other/ third country from where IndiGo operates its flight to India, shall not be permitted to undertake travel on such IndiGo operated flight. All liabilities, penalties, costs, losses arising out of such refusal of carriage by IndiGo or proposed travel, shall be borne solely by the customer

Sri Lanka

    • Colombo

    For customers from India to Colombo

    Process for Sri Lankan Passport Holders who have or not have been fully vaccinated or not vaccinated

    • Fully Vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require no approval from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the Civil Aviation Authority to Enter Sri Lanka
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo a 1 day mandatory Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel/Or a Safe & Secure Level 1 and a RT-PCR test
      • If Arrival PCR Test is Negative, and proof of Vaccination is satisfactory to the Officer in Charge/Hotel Doctor, Fully Vaccinated traveler is released from Quarantine
      • PCR Test on Day 07 is not required if Travelling from a non-restricted Risk Country/Non- restricted country
    • Not Fully Vaccinated – Customers who has not taken both doses of the vaccine or not completed 14 days after receipt of the final dose is considered not fully vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require no approval from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the Civil Aviation Authority to Enter Sri Lanka
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports if applicable
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo mandatory 14-day paid Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel and shall be required to under a RTPCR test again on day 14 prior to release from quarantine
      • If the 14 day period from the final dose of the vaccine is achieved whilst in Quarantine: - the traveler can be released from Quarantine after a negative PCR test result taken on Day 14 from the time of the final vaccine dose
    • For List of Designated Quarantine Hotel/Safe& Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel click here

    Process for Foreign Passport Holders (who are Residents of Sri Lanka) who have been Fully Vaccinated or Not Vaccinated

    • Fully Vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require a pre-departure approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs via email: (permission@mfa.gov.lk)
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo a 1 day mandatory Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel/Or a Safe & Secure Level 1 and a RT-PCR test
      • If Arrival PCR Test is Negative, and proof of Vaccination is satisfactory to the Officer in Charge/Hotel Doctor, Fully Vaccinated traveler is released from Quarantine
      • PCR Test on Day 07 is not required if Travelling from a non-restricted Risk Country/Non- restricted country
    • Not Fully Vaccinated – Customers who has not taken both doses of the vaccine or not completed 14 days after receipt of the final dose is considered not fully vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require a pre-departure approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs via email: (permission@mfa.gov.lk)
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports if applicable
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo mandatory 14-day paid Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel and shall be required to under a RTPCR test again on day 14 prior to release from quarantine
      • If the 14 day period from the final dose of the vaccine is achieved whilst in Quarantine: - the traveler can be released from Quarantine after a negative PCR test result taken on Day 14 from the time of the final vaccine dose
    • For List of Designated Quarantine Hotel/Safe& Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel click here

    Process for to those travelling as Tourists who are Sri Lankan Passport Holders or Foreign Passport Holders who have been Fully Vaccinated or Not Vaccinated

    • Fully Vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require a pre-departure Authorization required from: (https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/)
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo a 1 day mandatory Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel/Or a Safe & Secure Level 1 and a RT-PCR test
      • If Arrival PCR Test is Negative, and proof of Vaccination is satisfactory to the Officer in Charge/Hotel Doctor, Fully Vaccinated traveler is released from Quarantine
      • PCR Test on Day 07 is not required if Travelling from a non-restricted Risk Country/Non- restricted country
    • Not Fully Vaccinated – Customers who has not taken both doses of the vaccine or not completed 14 days after receipt of the final dose is considered not fully vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require a pre-departure Authorization required from: (https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/)
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports if applicable
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo a 1 day mandatory Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel/Or a Safe & Secure Level 1 and a RT-PCR test
      • If Arrival PCR is negative, customers shall be allowed to other Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotels in a bio-secure travel bubble and visit Tourist sites
      • If tourist staying in Sri Lanka for less than 14 days, a second PCR test will be done only if required for further travel
      • Exit PCR Test report shall be made available to the tourist on Day 14, prior to release from Quarantine, if the tourist stays more than 14 Days in Sri Lanka and is free from quarantined restrictions
      • If the 14 day period from the final dose of the vaccine is achieved whilst in Quarantine:- the traveler can be released from Quarantine after a negative PCR test result taken on Day 14 from the time of the final vaccine dose
    • Please visit (https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/) for further details on the Travel Bubble Concept and places a Tourist can visit during this
    • For List of Designated Quarantine Hotel/Safe& Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel click here

    Process for Commercially Important Persons & Business Travelers flying into Sri Lanka who have been Fully Vaccinated or Not Vaccinated

    • Fully Vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require a pre-departure approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs via email: (permission@mfa.gov.lk)
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo a 1 day mandatory Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel/Or a Safe & Secure Level 1 and a RT-PCR test
      • If Arrival PCR Test is Negative, and proof of Vaccination is satisfactory to the Officer in Charge/Hotel Doctor, Fully Vaccinated traveler is released from Quarantine
      • PCR Test on Day 07 is not required if Travelling from a non-restricted Risk Country/Non- restricted country
    • Not Fully Vaccinated – Customers who has not taken both doses of the vaccine or not completed 14 days after receipt of the final dose is considered not fully vaccinated
      • Customers under this category require a pre-departure approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs via email: (permission@mfa.gov.lk)
      • 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 Colombo. The certificate issued shall be duly signed and/or stamped by relevant authorities and must have a QR code on it. Handwritten certificates shall not be permitted. 72Hours is calculated from the time of sample collection
      • Customers are required to be in possession of a final vaccination certificate of any covid-19 vaccine showing proof of being fully vaccinated at both departure and arrival airports if applicable
      • Customers are also required to fill and submit a health declaration form on arrival
      • Customers upon arrival shall be required to undergo mandatory 14-day paid Quarantine at a Quarantine Centre/Quarantine Hotel and shall be required to under a RTPCR test again on day 14 prior to release from quarantine
      • If the 14 day period from the final dose of the vaccine is achieved whilst in Quarantine: - the traveler can be released from Quarantine after a negative PCR test result taken on Day 14 from the time of the final vaccine dose
      • For List of Designated Quarantine Hotel/Safe& Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel click here
    • For List of Designated Quarantine Hotel/Safe& Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel click here

    Process for minors (below the age of 18 years) and caretakers of children or passengers with special needs who have vaccinated or fully vaccinated

    • Customers below the age of 2 (infants) years are exempted from pre-departure covid test
    • Customers below the age of 2 (infants) years are exempted from day 1 covid test conducted upon arrival into Sri Lanka
    • If the children continue to be quarantined at an institution (Quarantine Hotel/Quarantine Centre/ Safe & Secure Certified Level 1 Hotel), Children below 12 years of age will be exempted from the Day 01 arrival PCR test
    • Children between the Ages of 12 to 18 (Teenagers) shall undergo a COVID19 PCR Test within 24hrs of their Arrival into Sri Lanka
    • All Children above the age of 2 years shall undergo the Exit PCR Test before being released from Quarantine

    Process For Seafarers

    • Foreign national seafarers or Sea Marshals shall obtain approval from the Foreign Ministry to enter the country and shall be quarantined In an Isolation Centre (used to quarantine Seafarers / Sea Marshals)
    • Sri Lankan seafarers/ sea marshals who intend to board a vessel shall be quarantined in an isolation Centre
    • Sri Lankan Seafarers / Sea Marshals who do not Intend to board a vessel but Intend to enter the community shall undergo quarantine In a Quarantine Hotel / Government Quarantine Centre as per regulatory directives. They are not permitted to enter the country through Sri Lanka Tourism route
    • All Seafarers / Sea Marshals arriving via seaports shall adhere to the provisions of Standard Operating Procedures for seaports Issued by the Ministry of Health
    • Fully vaccinated Sri Lankan seafarers/ Sea Marshals arriving via airports shall undergo quarantine In an Isolation Centre (used to quarantine seafarers) / Quarantine Hotel /Government Quarantine Centre/ 5afe & Secure Certified Level 01 Hotel until the negative report from the arrival Day 01 PCR test is available
    • If the on-arrival PCR Test (Day 01) is negative, no further quarantine is necessary for "Fully Vaccinated" seafarers/ Sea Marshals
    • The officer in charge of the isolation centre shall verify the vaccination status of the seafarer/ Sea Marshals and shall issue a discharged All seafarers/ Sea Marshals shall immediately inform the area MOH by telephone or email, soon after their arrival to their residence/ home

    Restricted Countries

    • The following Countries are High Risk, and a passenger with a Travel history (including transit) in the past 14 days will not be permitted to disembark in Sri Lanka unless special approval has been granted:
      • Countries from Continent of South America
      • South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Flying into India: State-wise guidelines

    • West Bengal
    • Kolkata
    • Lucknow

    For customers from Foreign Airport to West Bengal

    All customers including children and infants shall be mandatorily required to submit self health declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal

    All customers including children and 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

    All customers including children and infants are required to submit online declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and to abide by the decision of the government authority to undergo home quarantine/self-health monitoring for 14 days or as warranted

    Exemption from RT-PCR requirement shall be permitted only incase of death in the family and must be applied online at least 72 hours before departure on the Air Suvidha Portal

    All customers shall be required present online SDF/RT-PCR exemption approval to the health authorities upon arrival

    All customers including children and infants shall be required to be in possession of physical or digital copy of the acknowledgement of their self health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal along with their RT-PCR report failing which they can be denied boarded at the origin station

    All customers including children and infants originating or transiting through UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, shall adhere to below in addition to the above

    1. Undergo molecular test upon arrival at their own cost and proceed towards home quarantine/self health monitoring or take onward connecting flights to final destination within India

    In addition to the above, all customers including children and infants originating from United Kingdom, South Africa or Brazil shall adhere to below as well

    1. 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.
    2. Incase of onward connection, customers shall have to wait for the RT-PCR test results. Onward journey shall be permitted only if the test result is negative
    • Bengaluru
    • Bangalore
    • Karnataka

    For customers from Foreign Airport to Karnataka

    All customers including children and infants shall be mandatorily required to submit self health declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal

    All customers including children and 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

    All customers including children and infants are required to submit online declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and to abide by the decision of the government authority to undergo home quarantine/self-health monitoring for 14 days or as warranted

    Exemption from RT-PCR requirement shall be permitted only incase of death in the family and must be applied online at least 72 hours before departure on the Air Suvidha Portal

    All customers shall be required present online SDF/RT-PCR exemption approval to the health authorities upon arrival

    All customers including children and infants shall be required to be in possession of physical or digital copy of the acknowledgement of their self health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal along with their RT-PCR report failing which they can be denied boarded at the origin station

    All customers including children and infants originating or transiting through UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, shall adhere to below in addition to the above

    1. Undergo molecular test upon arrival at their own cost and proceed towards home quarantine/self health monitoring or take onward connecting flights to final destination within India

    In addition to the above, all customers including children and infants originating from United Kingdom, South Africa or Brazil shall adhere to below as well

    1. 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.
    2. Incase of onward connection, customers shall have to wait for the RT-PCR test results. Onward journey shall be permitted only if the test result is negative
    • Hyderabad
    • Telangana

    For Customers from Foreign Airport to Telangana

    All customers including children and infants shall be mandatorily required to submit self health declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal

    All customers including children and 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

    All customers including children and infants are required to submit online declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and to abide by the decision of the government authority to undergo home quarantine/self-health monitoring for 14 days or as warranted

    Exemption from RT-PCR requirement shall be permitted only incase of death in the family and must be applied online at least 72 hours before departure on the Air Suvidha Portal

    All customers shall be required present online SDF/RT-PCR exemption approval to the health authorities upon arrival

    All customers shall be required to be in possession of four physical copies of the acknowledgement of their self health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal along with their RT-PCR report failing which they can be denied boarded at the origin station

    All customers must mandatorily fill up below forms and submit upon arrival to the authorities if not in possession of four physical copies of the acknowledgement of their self health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal

    Three copies of Indian APHO form to be filled and submitted to officials on arrival

    All customers including children and infants originating or transiting through UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, shall adhere to below in addition to the above

    1. Undergo molecular test upon arrival at their own cost and proceed towards home quarantine/self health monitoring or take onward connecting flights to final destination within India

    In addition to the above, all customers including children and infants originating from United Kingdom, South Africa or Brazil shall adhere to below as well

    1. 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.
    2. Incase of onward connection, customers shall have to wait for the RT-PCR test results. Onward journey shall be permitted only if the test result is negative
    • Tamil Nadu

    For customers from Foreign Airport to Tamil Nadu

    1. All customers are mandatorily required to obtain ePass through https://tnepass.tnega.org/#/user/pass
    2. All customers including children and infants shall be mandatorily required to submit self health declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal
    3. All customers including children and 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
    4. All customers including children and infants are required to submit online declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and to abide by the decision of the government authority to undergo home quarantine/self-health monitoring for 14 days or as warranted
    5. Exemption from RT-PCR requirement shall be permitted only incase of death in the family and must be applied online at least 72 hours before departure on the Air Suvidha Portal
    6. All customers shall be required present online SDF/RT-PCR exemption approval to the health authorities upon arrival
    7. All customers including children and infants shall be required to be in possession of physical or digital copy of the acknowledgement of their self health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal along with their RT-PCR report failing which they can be denied boarded at the origin station
    8. All customers including children and infants originating or transiting through UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, shall adhere to below in addition to the above
      1. Undergo molecular test upon arrival at their own cost and proceed towards home quarantine/self health monitoring or take onward connecting flights to final destination within India
    9. In addition to the above, all customers including children and infants originating from United Kingdom, South Africa or Brazil shall adhere to below as well
      1. 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.
      2. Incase of onward connection, customers shall have to wait for the RT-PCR test results. Onward journey shall be permitted only if the test result is negative
    • Maharashtra

    For customers from Foreign Airport to Maharashtra

    1. All customers including children and infants shall be mandatorily required to submit self health declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal
    2. All customers including children and 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
    3. All customers including children and infants are required to submit online declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and to abide by the decision of the government authority to undergo home quarantine/self-health monitoring for 14 days or as warranted
    4. Exemption from RT-PCR requirement shall be permitted only incase of death in the family and must be applied online at least 72 hours before departure on the Air Suvidha Portal
    5. All customers shall be required present online SDF/RT-PCR exemption approval to the health authorities upon arrival
    6. All customers including children and infants shall be required to be in possession of physical or digital copy of the acknowledgement of their self health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal along with their RT-PCR report failing which they can be denied boarded at the origin station
    7. All customers including children and infants originating or transiting through UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, shall adhere to below in addition to the above
      1. Undergo molecular test upon arrival at their own cost and proceed towards home quarantine/self health monitoring or take onward connecting flights to final destination within India
    8. In addition to the above, all customers including children and infants originating from South Africa and Brazil shall adhere to below as well
      1. 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.
      2. Incase of onward connection, customers shall have to wait for the RT-PCR test results. Onward journey shall be permitted only if the test result is negative
    • 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

    For customers from Foreign Airport to other Indian States

    1. All customers including children and infants shall be mandatorily required to submit self health declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal
    2. All customers including children and 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
    3. All customers including children and infants are required to submit online declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and to abide by the decision of the government authority to undergo home quarantine/self-health monitoring for 14 days or as warranted
    4. Exemption from RT-PCR requirement shall be permitted only incase of death in the family and must be applied online at least 72 hours before departure on the Air Suvidha Portal
    5. All customers shall be required present online SDF/RT-PCR exemption approval to the health authorities upon arrival
    6. All customers including children and infants shall be required to be in possession of physical or digital copy of the acknowledgement of their self health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal along with their RT-PCR report failing which they can be denied boarded at the origin station
    7. All customers including children and infants originating or transiting through UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, shall adhere to below in addition to the above
      1. Undergo molecular test upon arrival at their own cost and proceed towards home quarantine/self health monitoring or take onward connecting flights to final destination within India
    8. In addition to the above, all customers including children and infants originating from United Kingdom, South Africa or Brazil shall adhere to below as well
      1. 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.
      2. Incase of onward connection, customers shall have to wait for the RT-PCR test results. Onward journey shall be permitted only if the test result is negative
    9. Customers arriving into Punjab and Chandigarh from any country are required to undergo RT-PCR test on arrival at their own cost
    1. For detailed guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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