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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For India
Data Last Updated: October 13, 2020

General Information

Substantially Closed

India is presently closed to travellers visiting for tourist purposes.

Most international flights remain banned until further notice. Authorities are allowing limited commercial flights with countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Canada, France, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Qatar, Maldives, Nigeria, Oman, UAE, UK, and the USA as of Oct. 13. However, entry is currently limited to permitted categories of travelers - Indian citizens, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders and their relatives, business travelers other than those with B-3 sporting visas, holders of journalistic, diplomatic, official, or UN/international organization visas and their family members, as well as Tibetan migrants with return visas.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

India has extended its nationwide lockdown by another month, which is expected to end on August 31 in light of a record rise in Covid-19 cases, after lockdown relaxations from mid-May led to a surge in infections. 

The government has allowed gyms to open but educational institutions, cinemas and bars will stay shut. Restaurants, cafes, hotels, hospitality centers and shopping malls are now open. Citizens are asked to wear face masks, social distance, and practice good hygiene.

Nationwide restrictions, including the mandatory use of masks in public, the closure of public spaces, such as educational and entertainment venues, a ban on large gatherings, and suspension of non-repatriation international travel, continue. Nonetheless, businesses and limited public transport can operate outside containment zones with hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

Airlines & Transport

Amid the phase five restrictions, Indian authorities have extended the international flight ban through August 31. Cargo flights are exempt from the suspension.

Some domestic flights have resumed, though authorities have limited the number of available services.

Most international travel remains effectively banned. International commercial flights will remain suspended through at least August 31, with some exceptions for repatriation of Indian nationals and foreign nationals stranded in India.

On  Sept. 1,metro trains may restart in a calibrated manner.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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243 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

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Cape Verde

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Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

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Colombia

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Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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France

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Gabon

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Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

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Iran

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Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

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Norway

Oman

Pakistan

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Peru

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Qatar

Republic of Congo

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Russia

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Thailand

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Zimbabwe

Information for Non-Tourists

Returning residents, nationals or anyone exempt from the entry ban is subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Everyone must provide contact details, and will be asked to download the Arogya Setu app. Land borders are closed to foreign nationals.

Travelers from United States, Canada, UK, Germany, France, and the Maldives may enter India if they fall into one of the following categories: OCI Cardholders (Overseas Citizenship of India), Business Travelers, Medical Tourism, Employment Purposes.

Interstate and international travelers must typically undergo quarantine for at least 14 days; symptomatic passengers are likely to do so at designated facilities, while asymptomatic persons may complete it at home or paid accommodation.

Those planning a short stay less than 72 hours may be exempt from quarantine in some states such as Karnataka and Punjab; such travelers must apply for a travel pass beforehand. 

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Cases

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