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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.

 

Proof of Vaccination

To be classed as fully vaccinated, you must be able to provide proof that you have completed a full course of a nationally recognised or WHO approved vaccine. 15 days must have elapsed since your final dose.

Indian nationals/residents can download an international travel certificate by visiting www.cowin.gov.in. International Travel Certificates are generated within 2 hours of your request. You can download your certificate 2 hours after applying.

Please note, your vaccination certificate must contain your date of birth in order to be valid for travel. 

 

Pre-departure tests

Fully vaccinated customers arriving into India are no longer require to complete a Covid-19 test ahead of their flight. You will need to upload your vaccination certificate on the Air Suvidha portal. 

 

Pre departure forms

Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form

You must complete this form online no more than 72 hours before departure and upload your negative COVID-19 PCR test result to the portal. If you are transiting through Delhi, you must declare it when completing this form.

Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form

 

India Customer Declaration Form

This is a separate form that must be completed online at least 9 hours before departure.

India Customer Declaration Form

 

Registration with the High Commission of India

If you are an OCI Cardholder, you must also register online with the Indian High Commission.

 

Mumbai Health Declaration

For any customers travelling to Mumbai, please print and complete the Health Declaration, as you’ll need this on arrival into Mumbai.

 

COVID-19 testing on arrival

As you will be arriving from the UK, you'll need to pay for a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in India and await the results before leaving the airport or continuing with your onward journey.

If you have a connecting flight, you will need a minimum of 6 hours at the entry airport to clear all the required checks.  You will be allowed to continue your journey only after confirmation of your arrival test being negative.

If you're arriving into Delhi you need to book an arrival PCR Test. You have the option to book a Standard PCR and it will take approx. 6 hours for you to recieve the result, alternatively, you can book a Rapid PCR test where you should recieve your results in approx. 90 minutes. 

 

Book your Delhi PCR Test 

 

Please note for travel to Delhi, customers originating from non at risk countries and only transiting airside through "at risk" countries do not require a PCR test on arrival to be booked.  For example, a customer originating from USA transiting airside at London Heathrow will be exempted from post arrival testing, and therefore they don’t need to pre-book the test.  

 

Customers arriving into Mumbai have the option to book either a Standard PCR, where you can expect your results in approx. 6-8 hours. If you wish to take a Rapid R-T PCR test, your result will take approx. 1 hour.

 

Book your Mumbai Standard PCR Test

Book your Mumbai Rapid PCR Test

If tested positive, customers will be taken to a hospital or dedicated facilities where they'll be required to isolate and assessed by health officals. 

From 14 February 2022, fully vaccinated customers arriving into India will no longer require to complete a Covid-19 test on arrival into India by uploading your vaccination certificate to the Air Suvidha Portal.

Quarantine

Delhi and Mumbai have seperate quarantine requirements when entering the country, please ensure you're aware of the what you'll need to do when arriving at your destination. 

Delhi
Customers arriving into Delhi from an at-risk country (including the United Kingdom) with a negative post-arrival test result will be required to self quarantine at home for 7 days and complete a PCR test on Day 8. Customers with a positive post-arrival test result must follow quarantine in a separate isolation facility as per protocol issued by the Indian Government.

Mumbai

Travellers arriving into Mumbai from an at-risk country (including the United Kingdom) with a negative post-arrival test result will be required to complete 7 day home quarantine. On the 8th day customers will have to complete an RT-PCR test and continue to self monitor for a further 7 days. Customers with a positive test result must follow quarantine in a separate isolation facility as per protocol issued by the Indian Government.

From 14 February 2022, fully vaccinated customers arriving into India will no longer require to complete 7 days home qurantine or complete a day 8 test. You'll be required to upload your vaccination ceritifcate to the Air Suvidha portal.

 

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.

Pre-departure tests

All customers aged 5 and above will need to complete a PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your departure from London Heathrow and carry evidence of your negative result.

If you need a helping hand, we have advice on private testing providers here: https://virg.in/4gMH.

Find out how to book your Covid-19 tests

 

Pre departure forms

Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form

You must complete this form online no more than 72 hours before departure and upload your negative COVID-19 PCR test result to the portal. If you are transiting through Delhi, you must declare it when completing this form.

Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form

 

India Customer Declaration Form

This is a separate form that must be completed online at least 9 hours before departure.

India Customer Declaration Form

 

Registration with the High Commission of India

If you are an OCI Cardholder, you must also register online with the Indian High Commission.

 

Mumbai Health Declaration

For any customers travelling to Mumbai, please print and complete the Health Declaration, as you’ll need this on arrival into Mumbai.

COVID-19 testing on arrival

As you will be arriving from the UK, you'll need to pay for a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in India and await the results before leaving the airport or continuing with your onward journey.

If you have a connecting flight, you will need a minimum of 6 hours at the entry airport to clear all the required checks.  You will be allowed to continue your journey only after confirmation of your arrival test being negative.

If you're arriving into Delhi you need to book an arrival PCR Test. You have the option to book a Standard PCR and it will take approx. 6 hours for you to recieve the result, alternatively, you can book a Rapid PCR test where you should recieve your results in approx. 90 minutes. 

 

Book your Delhi PCR Test 

 

Please note for travel to Delhi, customers originating from non at risk countries and only transiting airside through "at risk" countries do not require a PCR test on arrival to be booked.  For example, a customer originating from USA transiting airside at London Heathrow will be exempted from post arrival testing, and therefore they don’t need to pre-book the test.  

 

Customers arriving into Mumbai have the option to book either a Standard PCR, where you can expect your results in approx. 6-8 hours. If you wish to take a Rapid R-T PCR test, your result will take approx. 1 hour.

From 14 February 2022, non vaccinated customers arriving into India will no longer be required to prebook an arrival covid-19 test. You may randomly selected by the Indian Authories to take a covid-19 test on arrival into India, however, you'll be free to leave the airport before recieving the result. This will be at a fee of 300INR.

Book your Mumbai Standard PCR Test

Book your Mumbai Rapid PCR Test

If tested positive, customers will be taken to a hospital or dedicated facilitites where they'll be required to isolate and assessed by health officals. 

Quarantine

Delhi and Mumbai have seperate quarantine requirements when entering the country, please ensure you're aware of the what you'll need to do when arriving at your destination. 

Delhi
Customers arriving into Delhi from an at-risk country (including the United Kingdom) with a negative post-arrival test result will be required to self quarantine at home for 7 days and complete a PCR test on Day 8. Customers with a positive post-arrival test result must follow quarantine in a separate isolation facility as per protocol issued by the Indian Government.

Mumbai

Travellers arriving into Mumbai from an at-risk country (including the United Kingdom) with a negative post-arrival test result will be required to complete 7 day home quarantine. On the 8th day customers will have to complete an RT-PCR test and continue to self monitor for a further 7 days. Customers with a positive test result must follow quarantine in a separate isolation facility as per protocol issued by the Indian Government.

From 14 February 2022, non vaccinated customers arriving into India will no longer require to complete 7 days home qurantine or complete a day 8 test. 

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: Delhi, Islamabad, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lahore, Lagos, Mumbai, Shanghai, 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*

You must download the ‘Aarogya Setu’ app.

Pre departure forms

Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form

You must complete this form online no more than 72 hours before departure and upload your negative COVID-19 PCR test result to the portal. If you are transiting through Delhi, you must declare it when completing this form.

Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form

 

India Customer Declaration Form

This is a separate form that must be completed online at least 9 hours before departure.

India Customer Declaration Form

 

Registration with the High Commission of India

If you are an OCI Cardholder, you must also register online with the Indian High Commission.

 

Mumbai Health Declaration

For any customers travelling to Mumbai, please print and complete the Health Declaration, as you’ll need this on arrival into Mumbai.

Airport guides

Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

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Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (BOM)

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