RT-PCR Test Made Mandatory for Flyers from These Countries

With the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases around the world, India has issued new guidelines for international flyers.

So, if you are planning to travel in the next few days, we advise you to check the following rules before getting on the move.

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Here are the complete details:

International passengers arriving in India from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea and Singapore will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test before departure and upload their reports on the Air Suvidha portal. This rule will come into effect from 1st January 2023. 

See the official circular:

A subsection of 2% of the total passengers in each international flight is also undergoing random testing post their arrival at the airport. Such travellers, preferably from different countries, are being identified by the respective airlines.

They are, however, being allowed to leave the airport premises after submitting their samples. Tap here to know the complete news!

Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association has advised the citizens to use face masks, sanitizers, maintain social distancing, and get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Important: Please note that travel guidelines are dynamic and can change with time. For detailed information, please visit our COVID-19 travel guidelines tracker.

Disclaimer: Since these regulations are subject to change on short notice, we advise flyers to reconfirm the RT-PCR and entry requirements with their respective airlines before travelling.

We will keep you posted with more updates on this!