- India will grant fresh tourist visas to foreigners traveling on chartered flights starting Oct. 15.
- Tourists may enter India through non-chartered flights with a fresh tourist visa starting Nov. 15.
- Travelers to India must present a negative COVID-19 test to enter regardless of vaccination status.
After more than a year of restricting travel, India is getting ready to welcome back international tourists.
The country, whichearlier this year, is set to to foreigners traveling by chartered flights on Oct. 15. Tourists may enter through non-chartered flights with a tourist visa starting Nov. 15.
Indiain March 2020. Travel , but the country held off on resuming tourism. That changes later this month, according to a statement from India’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
“All due protocols and norms relating to COVID-19 … shall be adhered to by the foreign tourists, carriers bringing them into India and all other stakeholders at landing stations,” the ministry said in a Thursday statement.
India faced a massive surge of COVID-19 earlier this year, hitting a new record of 414,188 new daily cases in May, but case counts have since dipped. As of Friday, there have been 21,257 cases reported in the past day,
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Indiaand suggests travelers get fully vaccinated before entering.
What are the entry requirements?
Travelers to Indiaregardless of vaccination status, according to the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours before the trip and can be uploaded to the
India also requires travelers toat least 72 hours before departure through the same online portal.
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