India allows quarantine free entry for the trvellers from 99 countries

15 Nov, 2021

Effective from 15th November 2021, Indian allowed fully vaccinated traveller from 99 countries to travel quarantine free in the country. This is in addition to those who were allowed to travel through charter flight since 15 October this year. This is a very positive step that will not only boost the morale of the tourism sector but also give the chance to travel some desperate traveler who could not make it to this lovely country since March 2020 when all the tourist visa were suspended. All these 99 countries falls in Category A. Apart from Covid negative report within 72 hours from the time of departure to India, the travelers will have to load their fully vaccinated certificate on Air Suvidha portal.

There are two types of countries under category A. First type have those countries which have an agreement with India on mutual recognition of vaccination certificate of nationally recognized or by WHO. Second category has the countries which do not have such an agreement with India but they allow fully vaccinated India by the nationally recognized vaccine or those by WHO to travel to their country. On the basis of reciprocity the government has allowed the citizen of such countries to travel in India without bring quarantined. Fully vaccinated travelers from the countries are allowed to leave the airport on arrival and they will have to self monitored their health for next 14 days in India. Travellers from most of the European countries, Australia, African countries, USA can take the benefit of this relaxation.

It is important to note that there are few countries which are considered to be at risk like UK, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Bostwana, China, Mauritius, New Zeeland, Singapore etc. However some of them like UK, Singapore and Zimbabwe are included in category A and the traveler from these countries will also be allowed to travel in India under the similar conditions.  Needless to say that government will be monitoring continuously changing virus pattern and will be on alert in future.