Travel Advisory Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory for India

(As per Guidelines for International Arrivals issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare dated 28th November, 2021)

                             


All travellers to India should

a. Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) before scheduled travel. It is advisable to proceed to the airport with a copy of acknowledgement/confirmation of submission of self-declaration form.

b. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.

c.  Submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise

d. Give an undertaking through concerned airlines before undertaking the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.

e. Download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile device         


With effect from 1st December, 2021 (00:01 Hrs IST), all countries in Europe have been included in the list of countries categorised as ‘Countries at-risk’. Accordingly, irrespective of vaccination status, all travellers coming from Bulgaria and North Macedonia, will be required to undergo RT-PCR testing on arrival in India. If tested negative they would be required to undergo:

  • Home Quarantine for 7 days

  • Re-test on the 8th day and if negative, self-health monitoring for next 7 days.

If tested positive:

  • Their sample shall be sent for genomic testing

  • They shall be admitted at separate isolation facility

  • Treatment as per laid down protocol.

  • Discharged at the discretion of treating physician if the genomic testing is negative for B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant)

  • If positive for the new variant strict isolation and treatment protocol would be followed till tested negative.


            Any traveller who develops symptoms during quarantine/self-health monitoring period or test positive on repeat testing must report to nearest health facility or contact national (1075) or State Helpline Number


          Detailed guidelines and list of countries as per category may be seen on the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/.

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

# 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. Also, all the community contacts of those travellers who have tested positive (during home quarantine period) would be subjected to quarantine for 14 days and tested as per ICMR protocol.   


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.


TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR BULGARIA

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: https://www.indembsofia.gov.in/alert_detail/?alertid=156  


TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR NORTH MACEDONIA

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.


TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN RESPECT OF NORTH MACEDONIA

(IN VIEW OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC)

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.