Government of India Revised Travel Advisory for Foreign Visitors : News India Today


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Oct 20, 2021 – India on Wednesday published a revised travel advisory for foreign visitors, making a negative RT-PCR test report a must for all. The fresh travel advisory says that fully-vaccinated tourists coming from a country with which India has arrangements for mutual acceptance of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccines shall be allowed to leave the airport after producing a negative RT-PCR test report, and won’t have to undergo home counter blockade and testing.

 The revised guidelines will come into the goods from October 25. India has agreements for collaborative recognition of nationally or WHO recognized Covid-19 vaccines with 11 countries – the UK, France, Germany, Nepal, Belarus, Lebanon, Armenia, Ukraine, Belgium, Hungary, and Serbia. Travelers from these countries who are completely vaccinated and have passed 15 days since the completion of vaccination, shall be allowed to leave the airport and have to monitor their health for 14 days post-arrival, according to the revised guidelines. 

They will have to submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before their scheduled travel and upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report, conducted within 72 hours prior to the journey. The excursionists will also have to submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report. “ The global route of Covid-19 affection continues to decline with certain regional variations. In view of building up vaccination coverage across the globe and the changing nature of the plague, the being guidelines for foreign appearances in India have been reviewed,” the government said. Trippers from the countries with which India doesn’t have a conjoint agreement have to take spare measures like submission of sample post-arrival Covid test at the point of arrival, home quarantine for seven days,re-test on the eighth day of coming in India and if negative, else colors-monitoring of their health for ensuing seven days, irrespective of their Covid-19 vaccination status. 

The guidelines say that the trippers are from countries. banning those countries at threat, will be allowed to leave the field and shall tone- examiner their health for 14 days post appearance. This is applicable to trippers from all countries including countries with which India has complementary arrangements for collective acceptance of WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines. The list of countries from where trippers would need to follow another measure on arrival in India includes South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, and countries in Europe including the UK. (Agency)

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