Is it possible to enter and what are the rules, conditions for entering India during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?
In 2019, the city of Wuhan (China) became famous all over the world. Such «popularity» was associated with the rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is known that coronavirus is transmitted in two ways — by airborne droplets and by contact.
The respiratory virus of a new type has already spread throughout the world. India was no exception.
Coronavirus in India: statistics common for the country of India
According to the latest data, 177 039 062 people became victims of COVID-19, of which 3 832 951 deaths. On the territory of India — 28 799 188, of which 346 734 deaths.
Over the last day (data on Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of infected increased by 2971, +76 deaths. Thus, the mortality rate in India is 1.20%.
In India, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.
Is it possible to enter India today, in 2021?
At the moment (Saturday, 5 June 2021) India is NOT available for tourists. At the same time, it is important to comply with the rules and requirements that are regulated by internal documents. Here is what official sources say for tourists planning to come to India:
All international scheduled commercial passenger flights to and from India will remain suspended until 30 June.The restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA, according to the official circular. This means that the flights operating under the bilateral air bubble agreements with select countries will continue to run.«However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case-to-case basis,» added the circular.Currently, India has bilateral air bubble pacts with multiple countries. These include countries such as Japan, the US, the UK, France, Germany, etc. The government also has been operating special repatriation flights under the 'Vande Bharat Mission' since May 2020 in order to bring stranded Indians back to the country.International commercial passenger flights have remained suspended since March 23, 2020, when the national lockdown restrictions were imposed.
You can read more about entering India in official sources: https://in.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/.
Restrictions on entry to India
On Saturday, 5 June 2021, the borders of India are fully open for citizens, for tourists and foreigners — the borders are closed. Moreover quarantine is required upon arrival.
Here’s what they write about quarantine in official sources:
Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.
If, when crossing the border with India, symptoms of coronavirus appear, namely: cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, headache and muscle pain, you should immediately consult a doctor.
Conditions for entering India
Special conditions of entry and various kinds of restrictions during a pandemic are applied in almost all countries. India is no exception.
Do I need a test result when crossing the border with India?
No tests required
In addition, when crossing the border, there should be no signs of SARS.
Entry rules to India today: 5 June 2021
We have already figured out the need for a test. Just in case, we recall:
No tests required
Many are wondering whether it is necessary to go into quarantine when entering India. We answer: today, when entering India, quarantine is required.
How are things with masks in India?
Masks are required in public spaces
For which countries are the borders with India open?
Borders with India on 5 June 2021 are open to the following countries of the world:
For which countries are the borders with India closed or partially closed?
Borders with Russia on June 5, 2021 are closed (or partially closed) for the following countries of the world:
Is a vaccination passport obligatory to enter India?
Dozens of countries around the world have been thinking about the introduction of so-called «covid passports» for several months. We are talking about documentary evidence of vaccination against COVID-19. The goal is to simplify travel abroad, as well as to speed up the process of returning to normal life.
In order to travel to India, today you do not need a vaccination passport. At the same time, the India government supports the idea of a document that confirms vaccination.
Digital statistics: on entry into and exit from India
Covid 19 sets new «records». Despite this, the borders of India are open to a number of countries. Also, India citizens can freely cross the borders of other states. Naturally, on condition they сomply with all quarantine measures.
From which countries you can come to India:
Current data on COVID-19 in India
As of 5 June 2021, there is a flattening in cases of coronavirus infection in India. More detailed statistics in numbers:
- Total cases: 28 799 188
- Currently sick: 1 484 378
- Recovered: 26 968 076
- Deaths: 346 734
- Vaccinated: 174 296 917
You can keep track of the most current information on the WHO website: https://covid19.who.int/.
View other countries from which we can come to India
Countries available for entry:
Available for entry, but with restrictions:
Countries unavailable for entry:
- United Arab Emirates
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong