Hello traveller! Are you fully vaccinated? If yes, then you can now visit these 11 Indian states without an RT-PCR test.
The names of these 11 states are:
- Himachal Pradesh
- West Bengal
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Kindly note: Please note that travel guidelines are dynamic and subject to change on short notice. This is only a quick overview—for detailed information, please visit our COVID-19 travel guidelines tracker.
Catch all the details below:
All fully vaccinated (two doses) travellers entering the state will be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at the airport.
However, a self-paid RT-PCR will be done if the traveller is symptomatic and not fully vaccinated. This applies to symptomatic vaccinated passengers as well.
Passengers who are fully vaccinated (two doses) are exempted from the pre-departure COVID-19 test report if they show a valid vaccination certificate to the authorities.
But travellers without a vaccination certificate must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report, conducted not earlier than 96 hours of arrival into the state. Travellers without a valid RT-PCR report will undergo COVID-19 testing on arrival.
A fully vaccinated (two doses) person can show a valid certificate for entry. However, 15 days should have passed after receiving the second dose and he/she should be asymptomatic.
However, for unvaccinated travellers, an (RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT/RAT or any other test approved by the ICMR), conducted within 72 hours is mandatory.
Please note: For all the passengers arriving from Kerala, a negative RT-PCR report is mandatory.
Tourists arriving in Himachal Pradesh can present a vaccination certificate (double dose) or a RAT negative test not older than 24 hours. Alternatively, travellers can also carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report issued not earlier than 72 hours.
Kerala has removed the need for an RT-PCR negative test report for fully vaccinated travellers.
Passengers arriving in Maharashtra no longer need to carry an RT-PCR negative test report, if they can show a proof of complete vaccination (two doses) before boarding. The second shot must have been taken 15 days prior to arrival.
For unvaccinated/partially vaccinated travellers, a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before arrival in the state is compulsory.
All passengers entering the state must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR/TruNat/CBNAAT negative test report taken within 72 hours of arrival in the state. A RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) report is also accepted. Alternatively, one can present their full vaccination certificate (2 doses), and 15 days should have passed after receiving the second dose.
Travellers entering the state can either present a full vaccination certificate (two doses) or carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report. The test should be taken within 72 hours of the journey.
All travellers entering the state must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR/CBNAAT negative test report, conducted 72 hours prior to the journey. Travellers without the report will undergo a test on arrival into the state.
Fully vaccinated (double dose) passengers will be exempted from carrying an RT-PCR test report. However, 14 days should have passed after receiving the second dose.
Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry by showing a valid vaccination certificate instead of the COVID-19 negative test report. However, travellers should take the second dose at least 15 days before arrival into the state.
For unvaccinated travellers, a COVID-19 negative test report is compulsory. The test should be conducted 72 hours prior to arrival into the state.
All air travellers entering the state must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report not older than 72 hours on arrival. Alternatively, travellers can present a proof of complete vaccination (two doses).
However, passengers arriving from Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative report with the test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure. This is irrespective of their vaccination status.
Please note: All state COVID-19 travel policies are subject to change. We advise our passengers to check with their airlines one last time before making their flight bookings.
Till we meet again, happy travels 🙂