India removed the remaining entry restrictions implement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From November 22, passengers arriving in India on international flights will no longer need to fill forms and upload a negative COVID-19 test result on the government's Air Suvidha portal. The Indian government also removed the vaccination requirement for travelers though it advised that travelers “should preferably” be fully vaccinated.
In its advisory, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said: “The present guidelines are being revised in light of sustained declining COVID-19 trajectory and significant advances being made in COVID-19 vaccination coverage both globally as well as in India.”
While removing restrictions, the Indian government advises passengers with COVID-19 symptoms during travel or upon arrival to be isolated. Travelers are also also advised to wear face masks and practice physical distancing.
Launched in August 2020, travelers bound for India were required to submit mandatory travel, COVID-19 vaccination, and test results prior to arrival into the country through the Air Suvidha portal.