Covid restrictions in India

Covid-19 restrictions in India

What are the current restrictions when it comes to traveling to India? Unfortunately, the Indian government has introduced a travel ban since the Covid-19 pandemic started. As of, for now, only the following categories of visitors are allowed to enter India:

  • business people (traveling with a business visa)
  • healthcare professionals and researchers
  • engineers and technicians working at the Indian health sector or the foreign-originated machinery
  • Indian citizens

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation allows all Indian nationals stranded outside of the country’s borders to come back.

How long will the restrictions last?

It’s unclear when will the travel and visa restrictions end; however, the current limitations will last until at least the end of January 2021.

The government of India will then proceed with deciding what precautions should be taken then.

What are the current requirements upon entering India?

All passengers eligible to visit India nowadays must have a negative PCR test result and will have to quarantine for 14 days overall. The quarantine is divided into two parts, the first week is payable by travelers institutional isolation, and the second week is a regular separation at home.

In some extreme cases, the whole 2-week isolation may be completed at the traveler’s home. However, the exceptions are serious illness in the traveler’s family, death of a relative, pregnancy, human distress, etc.

Can I apply for the Indian e-Visa?

Indian e-Visa for both business and tourism purposes stays valid for one year from issuing. However, we cannot be sure how long will the travel restrictions last.

It’s better to save your travel to India for a more certain time. Look out for more information, as the situation changes very rapidly!

As soon as the travel ban is released, apply for your e-Visa to India online. Electronic visas can be easily obtained following a simple 3-step process.

Submit the application form using your phone, laptop, PC, or even a tablet within a few minutes, anywhere and anytime!

Final words

Remember to check the travel restrictions related to covid-19 anytime you plan on traveling to India.

Should you need any further information regarding the restrictions on international travel or any e-Visa to India details, please contact our support team via e-mail or phone!