Travel Advisory Travel Advisory

    Travel Advisory for India
(As per Guidelines for International Arrivals issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare dated 10th February, 2022)

All travellers to India are required to: 

  1. Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal ( before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details.
  2. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report* (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey) or Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination**.
  3. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
  4. Give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority any post arrival requirement to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
  5. Download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices

    On arrival thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online shall be shown to the airport health staff.

    The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to medical facility as per health protocol. If tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed as per laid down protocol#.

The following protocol post arrival shall also be followed:

  1. A sub-section (2% of the total passengers in the flight) shall undergo random post- arrival testing at the airport on arrival.
  2. Such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries). They will submit the samples and shall be allowed to leave the airport. 
  3. If such travellers are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.
  4. They shall be treated/isolated as per laid down standard protocol.

    All travellers will be required to self-monitor their health for next 14 days of arrival.

    If travellers under self-health monitoring, develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, they will be required to immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

*Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and treated as per laid down protocol.

**There are Countries which have agreement with India on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates of Nationally recognised or WHO recognised vaccines. Similarly, there are Countries which presently do not have such an agreement with India, but they exempt Indian citizens fully vaccinated with Nationally recognised or WHO recognised vaccines. On the basis of reciprocity, the travellers from only such Countries which provide quarantine-free entry to Indians will be allowed for relaxation under Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination. The listing of such Countries is available on website of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare ( and the link of the same will be available at website of Ministry of External Affairs and Air Suvidha Portal. This is also a dynamic list and will be updated from time to time. The travellers from such countries only are considered for allowing entry based on vaccination certificate & shall upload their fully vaccinate certificate on the Air Suvidha portal.

#Contacts of the suspect case are the co-passengers seated in the same row, 3 rows in front  and 3 rows behind along with identified Cabin Crew 

Important Notification for Travellers to India

(Ban on Import or Use of satellite phones in India)

All persons travelling to India are advised that use of Thuraya/Irridium satellite phones is not allowed in India.

Bringing of Thuraya/Irridium satellite phones to India by foreigners is banned.
All travellers are advised to ensure that they do not carry satellite phones to India.
Satellite phones carried by travellers to India shall be detained/confiscated and the passenger can be penalized under the relevant sections of Indian telegraph Act.


All Indian nationals are advised to obtain either Bulgarian Visa or Multiple Entry Schengen Visa before entering Bulgaria.

Please note that holders of single-entry Schengen Visas and those whose Schengen Visas have been utilized completely are, however, NOT allowed to enter Bulgaria.


Travel restrictions in respect of Bulgaria, in view of COVID-19 pandemic may be seen at the following link:  


All Indian nationals are advised to obtain either North Macedonian Visa or Multiple Entry Schengen Visa before entering North Macedonia.

Please note that holders of single-entry Schengen Visas and those whose Schengen Visas have been utilized completely are, however, NOT allowed to enter North Macedonia.  Moreover, Indians holding temporary Residence Permits are also not allowed to enter North Macedonia and are deported at their own cost.  All Indian nationals are requested to check their travel documents with the North Macedonian Embassy before embarking on their journeys.



All travellers are required to present either of the following documents at the time of entry into North Macedonia:

(a) Vaccine certificate or

(b) certificate of having recovered from COVID19 in the last 45 days or

(c) negative result from RT PCR test made within 72 hours before entry or

(d) negative test result from Rapid Antigen Test taken upto 48 hours

     Travellers, who do not present either of such documents would be required to undergo a 7-day home quarantine. Home isolation/quarantine can be terminated after the fifth day, by submitting a medical certificate with a negative result from fresh RT PCR test.

     Travellers arriving from India are required to undergo quarantine for a 14-day period upon arrival in North Macedonia.