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Entry requirements

You must check all requirements before heading to the airport.

All foreign nationals and some foreign vistors can enter India on a new e-Tourist Visa/Tourist Visa. A list of the 156 eligable countries can be found on Indian Visas Online. Please check to ensure your eligbilty for travel. 

The new Tourist Visa can be used within 120 days of being granted for a single trip to India (single entry) with a maximum stay of 30 days. If your visa was issued before 06 October 2021 you must reapply as the Indian immigration service has cancelled this visa type. 

Please visit the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare- Guidelines for International Arrivals for detailed advice and requirements for entering India.

 

If you are arriving into India from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, or Thailand you will then need to upload a negative COVID-19 test to the Air Suvidha portal 

 

Covid-19 Testing

With the increase in Covid-19 cases globally, the Ministry of Civil Aviation in India in coordination with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare introduced from 10:00am 24th December 2022 random Covid-19 testing on arrival. 2% of arriving passengers on each flight will be selected randomly to undergo a RT-PCR test.

Once the sample is collected these customers will be able to leave the airport. The test will be free of cost.

Proof of Vaccination

If you are fully vaccinated, it is recommended that you carry with you proof of vaccination (such as an NHS Covid Pass,original US CDC card; or EU Digital COVID Certificate), although you do not need to be vaccinated to travel to India.

Pre-departure form

There is no longer a requirement to complete the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form.

Passport

If you are a UK passport holder visiting India, your passport must have 2 blank pages for your visa and must be valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa application. This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.

Visa

India's entry requirements differ depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit. If you're not an Indian national, you will usually need a visa to enter the country, which you should get before you travel.

For more information and advice, contact the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs and visit the FRRO website

Apply for an Indian visa

If you need an Indian visa, we can help. We've partnered with VisaCentral, the global visa and passport experts, where for a fee they will apply on your behalf. And if you're a Flying Club member, you'll also earn two miles for every £1 you spend.​

Apply for your visa now

You can also apply for your visa through the Indian High Commission in London:

High Commission of India

Tel: 020 7836 8484

Opening hours Mon - Fri, 09:15 - 17:45

Information for visitors returning to India within 2 months

If you’re planning on returning to India within two months of your last visit, you will need special permission from a local Mission Post or Embassy (such as the Indian High Commission in London). Without this permission you could be denied entry, and returned to your country of origin at your own expense.

Covid-19 Testing

With the increase in Covid-19 cases globally, the Ministry of Civil Aviation in India in coordination with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare introduced from 10:00am 24th December 2022 random Covid-19 testing on arrival. 2% of arriving passengers on each flight will be selected randomly to undergo a RT-PCR test.

Once the sample is collected these customers will be able to leave the airport. The test will be free of cost.

Pre departure forms

There is no longer a requirement to complete the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form.

Passport

If you are a UK passport holder visiting India, your passport must have 2 blank pages for your visa and must be valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa application. This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.

Visa

India's entry requirements differ depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit. If you're not an Indian national, you will usually need a visa to enter the country, which you should get before you travel.

For more information and advice, contact the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs and visit the FRRO website

Apply for an Indian visa

If you need an Indian visa, we can help. We've partnered with VisaCentral, the global visa and passport experts, where for a fee they will apply on your behalf. And if you're a Flying Club member, you'll also earn two miles for every £1 you spend.​

Apply for your visa now

You can also apply for your visa through the Indian High Commission in London:

High Commission of India

Tel: 020 7836 8484

Opening hours Mon - Fri, 09:15 - 17:45

Information for visitors returning to India within 2 months

If you’re planning on returning to India within two months of your last visit, you will need special permission from a local Mission Post or Embassy (such as the Indian High Commission in London). Without this permission you could be denied entry, and returned to your country of origin at your own expense.

Routes where face masks onboard must be worn:

For all services operating to or from the United States, where the federal mask mandate on aircraft has been extended until 18 April, customers aged 2 and above must still maintain masks at all times, unless exempt.

For the following routes to or from the UK, masks are still required for customers aged 12 and above until further notice:  Islamabad, Johannesburg, Lahore, Lagos,  Tel Aviv.


There are some exemptions that apply to the wearing of face masks or face coverings:

  • If you can't put on, wear, or remove a face covering without severe distress, or due to any physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010)
  • If you're travelling with, or providing assistance to, another person who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • Children 11 and under unless you are travelling to/from the US*

Airport guides

Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

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Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (BOM)

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