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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundFollowing categories of foreign nationals are permitted to enter India by water routes or by flights including those under the Vande Bharat Mission or ‘Air Bubble’ (Bilateral Air Travel Arrangements) Scheme or by any non-scheduled commercial flights as allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation:
(a) All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country.

(b) All foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose(including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.

All existing visas, except electronic visas (e-Visa), Tourist visa and Medical Visa, which remained suspended, shall stand restored with immediate effect. If the validity of such visa has expired, the foreign national may obtain a fresh visa of appropriate category/sub-category from the Indian Mission/Post concerned. In the case of Medical Visa (including visa for Medical Attendants), foreign nationals intending to visit India for medical treatment in emergencies may be granted Medical visa for appropriate period by the Indian Missions/Posts. The condition of obtaining a visa will not apply to dependent family members of foreign diplomats/officials who are eligible for visa exemption in terms of bilateral visa exemption agreements or visa specific agreements entered into by India with various countries. Such foreign nationals covered above will not be permitted to travel to India on the strength of any electronic visa obtained earlier.
Travellers holding diplomatic, official, UN/ international organisations, employment, and project visas are exempted. For details, visit https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-travel-and-visa-restrictions-related-covid-19-1
(Until further notice)
The Sikkim government has suspended the issuance of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) for foreign travellers, including Bhutanese nationals.
The ILP is an official document that the state government issues to a foreign visitor planning to enter the state and is valid for a limited period.
(Until further notice)
Manipur and Mizoram states have sealed their borders with Myanmar. Manipur has also sealed its borders with Bangladesh. Movement via land borders will remain restricted to designated check posts including robust screening processes. Details of these facilities should be confirmed with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
(Until further notice)
India and Nepal have around 20 entry points along the border. Seven of them are in Uttarakhand. All these points are closed since 25 March when the lockdown was first announced. Movement via land borders will remain restricted to designated check posts including robust screening processes. Details of these facilities should be confirmed with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
(Until further notice)
The authorities have restored e-visas under certain categories for nationals from 156 countries with immediate effect. The following categories of e-visas have been restored:

• e-Business visa
• e-Medical visa
• e-Medical Attendant visa
• e-Conference visa
(Until further notice)
Indian nationals stranded abroad can return through repatriation flights arranged by Air India and some private airlines. The latest flight schedule can be found here: https://mea.gov.in/vande-bharat-mission-list-of-flights.htm. Those who wish to travel to India from other countries on Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flights must register with the Indian diplomatic mission in the relevant country. The category of persons eligible to travel on the VBM will be as permitted by MHA. Priority will be given to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers/ labourers who have been made redundant, short-term visa holders faced with expiry of visas, persons with medical emergency/pregnant women/elderly, those required to return to India due to family bereavement, and students. The cost of travel will be borne by the traveller. Details of the guideline can be found here. https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/MHASOP_22082020.pdf

Those booking VBM flights must make sure that connecting domestic flights are also booked under the VBM. If not, they will have to undergo mandatory quarantine at the entry city. For more information, visit: http://www.airindia.in/evacuation-flight.htm

India has created air bubbles/air travel arrangements with multiple countries. Further details and country-specific guidelines can be found here: https://www.civilaviation.gov.in/en/about-air-transport-bubbles. Indian nationals and foreigners (including diplomats and OCI card holders) are allowed to board flights where the government has created air bubbles. Meanwhile, Indian nationals do not have to register with Indian diplomatic missions in the country they are stranded in prior to taking flights within the air bubbles.
(Until further notice)
International travellers:

• No quarantine required for those without visible COVID-19 symptoms.

• If passengers are found symptomatic, they are required to enter institutional quarantine until test results are available. If they test positive, they will be sent to a COVID-19 care centre. If they test negative, they will be allowed to exit quarantine (both home and institutional).

• All passengers arriving from the UK will have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test in the UK and again in India.
(Until further notice)
International travellers:
• All travellers arriving in Telangana, including at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD), on international flights are required to submit a self-declaration form online on the Air Suvidha portal at least 72 hours before the date of travel.
• All travellers must fill the below forms and submit them upon arrival.
• One copy of the Indian APHO form is to be filled and submitted to officials upon arrival.
• A hotel quarantine undertaking form is to be filled in three times and submitted to officials upon arrival.
• All travellers entering Telangana must undergo a mandatory seven days of institutional quarantine followed by seven days of home quarantine. The cost of institutional quarantine shall be covered by the traveller.
• Any travellers arriving in Telangana and seeking exemption from institutional quarantine may only be eligible if they fall under any of the following categories:
- Expectant mothers
- Travellers with children under ten years of age
- Patients requiring immediate medical care
- Travellers with a death in the family
- Travellers with a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result issued within 96 hour of their departure. The test result could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India.
• Business travellers intending to stay in Telangana shall be exempted from quarantine if they are able to present the following documents:
- A negative RT-PCR test result certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure.
- A confirmed return ticket dated no more than four days from the date of arrival.

Domestic travellers: All asymptomatic domestic passengers arriving at Telangana are exempted from quarantine. Those passengers who are found symptomatic shall be isolated and taken to a medical facility.
(Until further notice)
• New COVID-19-related guidelines for testing and quarantine for international travellers have come into effect from 23.59 (local time) on 22 February. It will be mandatory for all international travellers to submit a self-declaration form and RT-PCR negative test taken within 72 hours of travel on the Air Suvidha portal: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration. In addition, travellers from the UK, Europe and the Middle East will need to undergo another test on arrival. All passengers arriving on international flights into India must have the Aarogya Setu App installed on their mobile phones. Further information is available here: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals17022021.pdf
• It is mandatory for all arriving passengers to submit a self-declaration form on the online portal – at least 72 hours prior to their journey.
• All asymptomatic passengers who are travelling on connecting flights can apply for exemption from institutional quarantine at the transit city if they are carrying a negative RT-PCR test report which has been conducted within 72 hours prior to their flight. The test report should also be uploaded on the portal for consideration, along with a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report.
• All asymptomatic passengers arriving on international flights are exempt from institutional quarantine if they are travelling under exceptional and compelling circumstances, such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness, and parent(s) accompanied by children of the age of ten years or below, or those who are travelling due to personal distress. However, these passengers will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day home-quarantine. Exemption from institutional quarantine can be sought through an application at least 72 hours prior to their flight on this link: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/covid-19-exemption-international-passenger
• Further, state governments are authorised to enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in relation to the entry and quarantine requirements based on the pandemic situation.

For further information, refer to the guidelines issued by the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/05112020Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals.pdf)
(Until further notice)
Following categories of foreign nationals are permitted to enter India by water routes or by flights including those under the Vande Bharat Mission or ‘Air Bubble’ (Bilateral Air Travel Arrangements) Scheme or by any non-scheduled commercial flights as allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation:
(a) All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country.

(b) All foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose(including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.

All existing visas, except electronic visas (e-Visa), Tourist visa and Medical Visa, which remained suspended, shall stand restored with immediate effect. If the validity of such visa has expired, the foreign national may obtain a fresh visa of appropriate category/sub-category from the Indian Mission/Post concerned. In the case of Medical Visa (including visa for Medical Attendants), foreign nationals intending to visit India for medical treatment in emergencies may be granted Medical visa for appropriate period by the Indian Missions/Posts. The condition of obtaining a visa will not apply to dependent family members of foreign diplomats/officials who are eligible for visa exemption in terms of bilateral visa exemption agreements or visa specific agreements entered into by India with various countries. Such foreign nationals covered above will not be permitted to travel to India on the strength of any electronic visa obtained earlier.
Travellers holding diplomatic, official, UN/ international organisations, employment, and project visas are exempted. For details, visit https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-travel-and-visa-restrictions-related-covid-19-1
(Until further notice)
Outbound• The United Kingdom: Effective 23 April, visitors who have been in or transited through India in the previous 10 days cannot enter the UK. British and Irish nationals/residents are exempt but must complete 10 days’ isolation in a government-approved hotel, and negative tests on the eighth and tenth day.
(Until further notice)
All visitors who have been in or transited through India in the previous 10 days cannot enter the UK. British and Irish nationals/residents are exempt but must complete 10 days’ isolation in a government-approved hotel, and negative tests on the eighth and tenth day. https://twitter.com/UKinIndia/status/1384169728151748613
(Until further notice)
UAE has announced a travel ban on Indians coming into the country from 25 April, for 10 days until 4 May. The ban comes amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The ban will come into effect from 11:59 pm on 24 April, Saturday, and will be reviewed after a period of 10 days. However, it will not be applicable to UAE nationals and diplomats. Passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days too will not be permitted to board flights from anywhere to the UAE. Entry of Indians from any other country to the UAE will not be allowed, unless they have stayed in that country for over 14 days.

According to reports, the federal ban will encompass all airlines including Indian air carriers such as Indigo, GoAir, SpiceJet, Vistara, Air India and others.
(Until further notice)
Canada has suspended flights to/from India until 21 June.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
France: Travellers will require a mandatory antigen test on their arrival apart from a pre-boarding RT-PCR test and 10 days’ quarantine. Updates may be tracked here.
(Until further notice)
Germany: Only German citizens/ residential permit holders are allowed entry from India. German nationals travelling from India will need a negative COVID-19 test result before departure and have to undergo 14-day quarantine on arrival.
(Until further notice)
All travel from India to the US has been prohibited. The restrictions apply to foreign nationals traveling from India to the US, not US citizens. Others exempted include lawful permanent residents of the US and their families, foreign officials and those traveling for humanitarian, public health or national security reasons. Certain categories of students, academics, and journalists are also exempted.
(Until further notice)
Indonesia: Will not issue visas for foreign nationals who have lived/visited India in the past 14 days. However, Indonesians arriving from India will be allowed to enter but must follow stricter health protocols and quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Iran: All flights from India banned from 26 April.
(Until further notice)
Israel: Advisory issued warning citizens - including those who have recovered from COVID-19 or vaccinated - to refrain from travel.
(Until further notice)
Italy: Foreign travellers who have been in India in the past 14 days barred from entering the country. Italian residents allowed to return following negative test results at points of departure and entry, as well as quarantine.

Travel ban for travellers from India have been extended and will remain in place.
(Until further notice)
Kuwait: Commercial flights indefinitely suspended. Passengers from India on indirect flights barred entry unless they have resided outside India for at least 14 days. Kuwaiti citizens and dependents are exempt.
(Until further notice)
New Zealand: A temporary ban on travellers coming from India, including New Zealand nationals until 28 April. Effective 29 April, travel will be restricted to New Zealand citizens and their dependents, with negative RT-PCR tests taken within 72 hours pre-departure; additional requirements can be reviewed here.
(Until further notice)
Oman: Ban on entry of travellers from India from 24 April.
(Until further notice)
Under travel bubble arrangements, Indian nationals holding any type of valid visa (subject to restrictions from Indian Ministry of Home Affairs - MHA and the destination country) are allowed to visit the countries part of the agreement - https://www.civilaviation.gov.in/en/about-air-transport-bubbles
(Until further notice)
Singapore: Since 23 April, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with travel history, including transit, to India in the last 14 days will not be allowed entry.
(Until further notice)
Maldives: Travellers from India will not be permitted to stay in hotels on inhabited islands from 27 April. Resorts and hotels located away from the local population will be permitted to accept Indian tourists.
(Until further notice)
Thailand: The authorities have suspended issuance of travel documents for non-Thai nationals from India until further notice.
(Until further notice)
All passengers arriving to Turkey who visited India within the last 10 days will be quarantined for 14 days by the Turkish authorities following their arrival. On the 10th day of the quarantine period, passengers are required to undergo a second PCR test and if the test result is negative, the isolation period will end. If the result is positive, they will undergo a treatment protocol in accordance with the COVID-19 guide of the Ministry of Health.
Passengers of 6 years and older are required, before boarding, to submit a negative PCR test result with a sample collected within the last 72-hours prior to departure.
(Until further notice)
Passengers of 6 years and older are required, before boarding, to submit a negative PCR test result with a sample collected within the last 72-hours prior to departure.
(Until further notice)
Manipur and Mizoram states have sealed their borders with Myanmar.
Manipur has also sealed its borders with Bangladesh.
Movement via land borders will remain restricted to designated check posts including robust screening processes.
Details of these facilities should be confirmed with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
(Until further notice)
The following people are permitted to exit India to travel to another country:
- Those who are citizens of the destination country;
- Those who have green card, Permanent Residency Status, OCI card, or any other special status in the destination country;
- Those who are stranded in close neighbouring countries and permitted to exit through India;

Individual airlines may have additional requirements for outbound travellers.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticNagaland

Complete statewide lockdown is in place until 30 June.

Stores will be open for essential commodities from 06.00 to 14.00.
Construction activities can resume. However, workers from outside Nagaland are not allowed to enter.
A maximum of 20 members shall be permitted to attend prayer service at religious places.
Light Motor vehicles (LMVs) including Taxi, auto rickshaws shall be permitted to operate on an odd-even basis with COVID-19 negative test report of the drivers for resumption of services, while bus service, two-wheeler taxi service and pillion riding remains suspended.
Private business offices with a core group of officers/staff will be permitted to attend to urgent and essential matter with the permission of the respective District Task Force (DTF).

All incoming travellers via the designated points of entry are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report or COVID-19 vaccination completion certificates. They also need to submit a self-declaration form and undergo either paid or home quarantine for seven days.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Asom (Assam)

The authorities have extended ongoing restrictions until 05.00 on 22 June. These include the following:
• A curfew from 14.00 until 05.00 is in place in Kamrup Metropolitan district, which includes Guwahati.
o Government and private offices, shops and commercial establishments, eateries, showrooms, cold storages and warehouses are permitted to operate until 13.00.
• In Bongaigaon, Charaideo, Chirang, Dima Hasao, Majuli, South Salmara, Udalguri and West Karbi Anglong districts, a curfew from 17.00 until 05.00 is in place.
o All offices and businesses are allowed to operate until 16.00.
• In the remaining 24 districts, a curfew remains in effect from 13.00 until 05.00.
o All offices and businesses are allowed to operate until 12.00.
• All interdistrict transport and movement of people remain suspended.
• Auto-rickshaws and taxis are allowed to ply with two passengers.

(Ends 22 June 2021)
Standard operating guidelines have been issued by the authorities for domestic travel via air and interstate buses. All domestic air travellers have to submit an undertaking stating that they have not tested positive in the last three weeks (or in case of recovered persons, relevant proof such as recovered/discharged certificate from an authorised institution). Moreover, the passengers are advised to download the Aarogya Setu contact-tracing mobile application
(Until further notice)
The authorities have implemented a five level unlock plan for Maharashtra from 7 June. The restrictions are expected to be reviewed on a weekly basis and will be enforced as per the on-ground situation.
• Level 1: Administrative units where the positivity rate is less than 5% and oxygen beds occupancy is less than 25%.
o Regular operations of local trains will be permitted.
o All private offices will be allowed to function.
o Public transport buses will be allowed to operate regularly.
o Interdistrict travel by private cars, taxis, buses and long-distance trains will be permitted, except if travelling to or passing through any areas under level 5, where possession of an e-pass is mandatory.
• Level 2: Administrative units where the positivity rate is less than 5% and oxygen beds occupancy is between 25% and 40%.
o Local trains will be permitted to operate for medical, essential, exempted services and women.
o All private offices will be allowed to function with 100% capacity.
o Public transport buses will be allowed to operate with full seating capacity.
o Interdistrict travel by private cars, taxis, buses and long-distance trains will be permitted, except if travelling to or passing through any stoppage in level 5, where passengers need to have an e-pass.
• Level 3: Administrative units where the positivity rate is between 5% and 10% or oxygen beds occupancy is more than 40%.
o All shops and establishments dealing in essential items can operate until 16.00 daily; those selling non-essential items can remain open on weekdays until 16.00.
o Local trains will be permitted to operate for medical, few essential services and women.
o All private offices will be allowed to function until 16.00 on working days, except for exempted categories with 50% capacity.
o Public transport buses will be allowed to operate with 100% seating capacity.
o Interdistrict travel by private cars, taxis, buses and long-distance trains will be permitted, except if travelling to or passing through any stoppage in level 5, where an e-pass is mandatory.
• Level 4: Administrative units where the positivity rate is between 10% and 20% or oxygen beds occupancy is more than 60%.
o All shops and establishments dealing in essential items can operate until 16.00 daily; those selling non-essential items will remain closed.
o Only private offices already exempted by the authorities are permitted to operate with 25% capacity.
o Local trains will be permitted to operate for medical and few essential services.
o Public transport buses will be allowed to operate with 50% seating capacity.
o Inter-district travel by private cars, taxis, buses and long-distance trains will be permitted, except if moving to or passing through any stoppage in level 5, where an e-pass is mandatory.
• Level 5: Administrative units where the positivity rate is more than 20% or oxygen beds occupancy is more than 75%.
o All shops and establishments dealing in essential items can operate on weekdays until 16.00. Only medical shops will be allowed to remain open on weekends.
o Local trains will be permitted to operate for medical personnel only.
o Public transport buses will be allowed to operate with 50% seating capacity.
o An e-pass is required for inter-district travel. These will only be issued for medical emergencies or essential services.
(Until further notice)
Madhya Pradesh: The authorities have announced night curfew in all the urban areas of the state until further notice from 22.00 to 06.00 every night from 8 April.
In the urban areas of all districts of the state, there will be a lockdown on every Sunday until further notice.

The government offices will remain closed on Saturday-Sunday.
(Until further notice)
Gujarat:
International travellers: A seven-day institutional quarantine and a seven-day home-quarantine are mandatory, though exemptions are permitted as per guidelines issued by the central government (referenced in the nationwide notifications above).

Domestic travellers:
• Those who are asymptomatic and entering Gujarat will not be quarantined. However, they will be permitted to travel on the condition that they self-monitor their health for 14 days.
• Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival.

The authorities have imposed a curfew between 20.00 and 06.00 until 26 June in 36 cities of Gujarat due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The cities subject to the curfew guidelines include Ahmedabad, Amreli, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Botad, Chhotaudepur, Dahod, Gandhidham, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Morbi, Nadiad, Navsari, Palanpur, Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Veraval, Viramgam.
The following additional restrictions will also be in place:
• A maximum of 100 people will be permitted at weddings. Other major events to be postponed.
• Government offices in the state to remain shut.
(Ends 26 June 2021)
Goa: Lockdown restrictions extended until 07.00 on 21 June. All travellers are allowed entry only with negative RT-PCR test report (not older than 72 hours) or completion certificate for full doses of vaccine. Goa residents and those arriving for work-related reasons are exempt.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Kerala:

Domestic travellers:
• Covid RT-PCR test is mandatory for people travelling to Kerala.
• RT-PCR test is mandatory for all travellers. Individuals with a history of international/interstate travel are required to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing within 14 days of travel, even if they possess a negative antigen test. Individuals in the contact list of travellers and/or suffering from influenza-like illnesses or respiratory infections are also required to undertake RT-PCR testing.

The authorities have eased restrictions form 17 June.
• Local bodies with an average test positivity (TPR) of less than 8% will have limited restrictions whereas there will be partial lockdown in places with 8-20% TPR, full lockdown for 20-30% TPR and triple lockdown in areas with TPR above 30%
• Activities in the industrial and agricultural sectors will be allowed in all local bodies. Transportation will be provided to workers in these areas.
• All public institutions will be allowed to operate with 25% staff on a rotation basis.
• The Government Secretariat would function with up to 50% of the staff on a rotation basis.
• There will be full lockdown across the state during the weekend.
• Public transportation will be allowed on a limited basis in moderation.
• Banks will continue to operate only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
• The participation in weddings and funeral services will continue to be limited to 20.
• Social gathering, public events, tourism, recreation, and crowded indoor activities including malls are not allowed.
• All shops (with up to 50% staff) will be allowed to operate from 07.00 to 19.00, in areas with a TPR of up to 8%.
• Private companies will be allowed to operate with 50% employees.
• In local bodies where the TPR is 8-20%, only essential shops will be allowed to operate from 07.00 to 19.00. Other shops will be open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Private companies with 50% staff can operate on these days.
• Where TPR is above 20%, other shops will open only on Fridays.


Registration on the COVID-19 Jagartha portal is mandatory for interstate and international travellers. Inter-district travel is prohibited, except for permitted activities.
(Until further notice)
West Bengal


Domestic travellers:
People travelling from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana by flight are required to present a negative RT-PCR test report taken within 72 hours of arrival.
Shopping malls, restaurants, beauty parlours, gyms, spas and swimming pools to remain closed until further notice. Markets are allowed to operate between 07.00 and 10.00 and 15.00 to 17.00.

All public gatherings and congregations to remain prohibited, while home deliveries and online services to be permitted.
(Until further notice)
Bihar

The authorities have extended restrictions until 22 June, with certain relaxations:
• Shops and offices are allowed to operate until 18.00 on alternate days.
• Government and private offices are allowed to function at 50% capacity.
• A daily curfew from 20.00 until 05.00 remains in place.

(Ends 22 June 2021)
Uttar Pradesh:

• The authorities have partially lifted lockdown restrictions from 7 June in all districts. The relaxations will remain in effect from 07.00 to 21.00 on the weekdays.
• Daily night curfew from 21.00 to 07.00 and weekend curfew on Saturdays and Sundays to continue statewide.
• Markets and shops outside containment zones are allowed to operate on weekdays. Restaurants allowed to open with 50% capacity.
• Up to 25 people can attend any function except funerals, where up to 20 people are allowed.
• A maximum of three people including driver can travel in a three-wheeler.
• A maximum of four people including driver can travel in a four-wheeler.

(Until further notice)
Rajasthan: The state government has eased certain ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Weekend curfew from Friday evening to Monday morning will continue. Shops and establishment will be allowed to operate between 06.00-16.00. Government and private offices allowed to operate with 50% capacity on all days until 16.00. Public transport, including the State roadways and private buses, will be allowed from 10 June. Private vehicles allowed to ply between 05.00-17.00 from Monday to Friday.
(Until further notice)
Punjab:

The authorities have extended ongoing restrictions until 25 June, with certain relaxations:
● Restaurants and other eateries are allowed to operate at 50% capacity. All employees must have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
● Air-conditioned buses are allowed to ply with 50% occupancy.
● A curfew is in place daily from 20.00 until 05.00.
● A weekend curfew will be in effect from 20.00 on 19 June until 05.00 on 21 June. Essential services remain exempt.

(Ends 25 June 2021)
Mizoram
• Restriction on movement of individuals is in place until 04.00 on 21 June in the state capital Aizawl.
• Inter-village and intrastate movement is allowed with permission from the village or local-level task forces.
• The nightly curfew from 20.30 to 04.00 continues.
• All educational institutions, theatres, restaurants and shopping complexes remain closed throughout the state.
• Shops selling essential commodities are allowed to operate daily until 08.00. Vegetable and meat markets are permitted to operate on Fridays from 05.00 until 17.00. Flowers and construction materials are allowed to remain open with permission from the village or local-level task forces.
• Petrol stations, cold storages, bakeries and carpentry, steel fabrication, weaving and motor workshops are allowed to remain open.
• Lengpui Airport (AJL), which serves Aizawl, and interstate borders remain open with certain restrictions. Inter-state travel is permitted for medical emergencies and essential purposes.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Tamil Nadu:
• The authorities have extended the statewide lockdown with no relaxations for containment zones until 21 June. The existing system of e-registration for interstate travellers will continue.
• All inbound passengers will be subject to thermal testing upon arrival, those found to be symptomatic will be tested. Those found to be asymptomatic will be required to self-monitor their health.
• Domestic travellers from Kerala must present an e-pass and COVID-19 negative certificate issued 72 hours prior to arrival into the state. At the border area with Kerala in Coimbatore, vehicle and train passengers will be checked for valid e-pass documentation.
• Passengers from Maharashtra and Kerala have to undergo seven days of home-quarantine and seven days of self-monitoring of health.
• Passengers from states other than Maharashtra and Kerala have to self-monitor their health for 14 days.
• TN e-registration (https://eregister.tnega.org/#/user/pass) is mandatory for travellers arriving from other states (with the exception of travellers from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry.
• Business travellers visiting the state for 72 hours or less are exempted from home-quarantine regulations.
• Additional relaxations have been granted for Coimbatore, Erode, Karur, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Tiruppur and districts. These are as follows:

Taxis are allowed to operate with up to three passengers and auto-rickshaws with up to two passengers, both requiring an e-pass.
Export units and those supplying raw materials to these units are permitted to operate with 25% of staff.
The following relaxations have been granted for the remaining 27 districts, including the state capital Chennai:

Construction-related shops are allowed to operate daily from 09.00 until 14.00.
Export units and those supplying raw materials to these units are allowed to function with 50% of staff; other industrial units are permitted to operate with 33% of staff. All industrial workers are allowed to travel with an e-pass and identity card.
IT service companies are permitted to operate with 20% of staff.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Karnataka: All passengers arriving from Kerala and checking into hostels, hotels, resorts, homestays and dormitories must submit a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Those who have arrived from Kerala over the past two weeks and are staying in colleges, hospitals, hotels, nursing homes, hostels and lodges will be subject to an RT-PCR test, unless they can produce a negative RT-PCR test result that is no older than 72 hours. 

The Karnataka government has made it mandatory for travellers from Chandigarh, Kerala, Maharashtra and Punjab to carry a COVID-19 negative RT-PCR result not older than 72 hours.


(Until further notice)
• International passengers arriving in Karnataka are required to download the Aarogya Setu, Quarantine Watch and Apthamitra mobile application prior to boarding.
• All arriving passengers are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test issued within 72-hours of departure. Those with a valid test will be exempt from quarantine. Those without a test would be required to take a test at the airport and stay in home quarantine until a negative test result is confirmed.
• For travellers from the UK:
o Have a return ticket of not more than seven days from the date of arrival.
o Show documents pertaining to purpose of visit, place of stay, return ticket, visa and address of the individual/s they intend to meet.
o Provide a negative report of RT-PCR test done within 72 hours before departure from the UK.
o Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). Passengers who test positive will be kept under isolation at a designated hospital by GoK. Passengers who are RT-PCR negative will be exempted from home-quarantine.
• The authorities have issued an order that all passengers arriving from Kerala and checking-in to hostels, hotels, resorts, homestays, and dormitories must submit a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Those who have arrived from Kerala over the past two weeks and are staying in colleges, hospitals, hotels, nursing homes, hostels, and lodges will be compulsorily subjected to an RT-PCR test, unless they can produce a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.
(Until further notice)
Karnataka: The authorities have extended ongoing statewide restrictions until 06.00 on 21 June. These remain unchanged in 11 districts, namely Belagavi, Bengaluru Rural, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Mandya, Mysore and Shimoga. For the remaining 20 districts, including the state capital Bangalore, the following relaxations have been granted:
Shops and street vendors dealing in food, groceries, fish and dairy products are allowed to operate daily from 06.00 until 14.00.
All production units/establishments/industries are permitted to operate with 50% of staff. However, those engaged in garment manufacturing are only allowed to operate with 30% of staff.
Taxis and auto-rickshaws are permitted to operate with a maximum of two passengers.

A statewide nightly curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 is in place on weekdays, with the following restrictions:
Movement of individuals is strictly prohibited during curfew hours, except for essential activities.
There is no restriction on movement of all types of goods transport vehicles, including those that are empty. Home-delivery of goods and operations of e-commerce companies are allowed.
Movement of trains and air travel are permitted. The use of public transport services, private vehicles and taxis to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminals is allowed only upon production of valid travel documents/tickets.

A statewide curfew is in place from 19.00 on Fridays until 05.00 on Mondays, with the following restrictions:
Movement of individuals is strictly prohibited during curfew hours, except for essential and emergency activities.
Shops and street vendors dealing in food, groceries, fish and dairy products are allowed to operate daily from 06.00 until 14.00.
Restaurants and eateries are allowed to provide only takeaway and home-delivery services.
Movement of trains and air travel are permitted. The use of public transport services, private vehicles and taxis to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminals is allowed only upon production of valid travel documents/tickets.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Jharkhand
Ongoing restrictions have been extended until 24 June, with the following relaxations:
● All shops and departmental stores are allowed to operate until 16.00.
● Government and private offices are allowed to function with 50% staff until 16.00.
● A weekend curfew will be in place from 16.00 on 19 June until 06.00 on 21 June. Medical and emergency services, fuel outlets and milk stores are exempt.
● Inter- and intrastate bus services remain prohibited.
● E-pass is mandatory for interstate and interdistrict travel in private vehicles. Intra-district travel does not require a pass.

(Ends 24 June 2021)
Gujarat: The authorities have announced that domestic travellers from all other states will be required to submit a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.
(Until further notice)
Tamil Nadu:
Statewide lockdown to be enforced until 06.00 on 21 June. Only essential services are allowed to operate during the lockdown.

Domestic travellers:

COVID-19 testing will be carried out for symptomatic persons coming from Maharashtra and Kerala.

All passengers arriving into Tamil Nadu must obtain a mandatory TN e-pass by registering on https://tnepass.tnega.org prior to their journey.

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Coimbatore to have an Auto E-Pass and a negative RT-PCR report obtained not earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of departure. This is not applicable for passengers arriving from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.
If the passenger arrives without RT-PCR report, COVID testing shall be done free of cost at Coimbatore airport.

Seven days of home-quarantine and seven days of self-monitoring are mandatory for all passengers arriving into Tamil Nadu from Maharashtra and Kerala.

Other asymptomatic passengers from all states, apart from Maharashtra and Gujarat, must undergo home-quarantine for 14 days.
Symptomatic passengers will be required to go into institutional quarantine until the COVID-19 test results are available, at the discretion of health officials.



Night curfew restrictions:

• Night curfew are in effect from 22.00 until 04.00 until further notice. Essential services are exempt.
• Public transport, including private/public buses/autos/taxis, and private vehicles will not be allowed to operate. Intra and interstate transport will also not be allowed to operate. However, vehicles will be allowed to operate for medical emergencies and to ferry passengers from railway stations/airports.


Complete lockdown restrictions
• Complete lockdown will be enforced on all Sundays without any relaxations.
• All shops, theatres and shopping centres will remain closed.
• Takeaway/e-commerce food delivery services at restaurants will be allowed from 06.00 to 10.00, 12.00 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 21.00.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Meghalaya

A statewide lockdown is in place until 05.00 on 21 June; essential services are exempt. Entry of tourists from other states is not be permitted. Interstate movement of people is restricted except for transit vehicles of Assam/Tripura/Manipur/Mizoram.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
The Delhi state government has announced that all arrivals from Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab states via rail, air or bus will be required to present a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to travel. Travellers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana must undertake a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine.
If passengers from Maharashtra arrive without a negative test report, they will be mandated to undergo 14 days of quarantine.

Those arriving to New Delhi's airport from states with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be subject to random COVID-19 PCR-RT tests by the authorities. Once a sample is taken, travellers will be allowed to exit the airport. Those testing positive will be quarantined.

The authorities in the capital New Delhi have partially relaxed restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic after 14 June. Private offices are allowed to open between 09.00 and 17.00 with 50% staff strength. Employees are allowed to travel, provided they have an authorisation letter from the company and a valid identity card issued by the employer. Metro services are allowed to resume with 50% seating capacity.
Delhi metro services to operate at 50% passenger capacity.
All malls/markets allowed to open from 10.00 to 20.00. All restaurants to open at 50% capacity.
(Until further notice)
Authorities have extended the statewide lockdown with partial relaxations until 30 June. A night curfew will remain in place between 18.00 and 06.00 daily. Relaxation of restrictions will come into effect from 20 June. An official order for the same is awaited.
However, due to high case load in Kakinada (East Godavari district) non-essential movement will be prohibited from 14.00 until 06.00.
• Private offices as per the earlier order will be allowed to function from 08.00 until 14.00
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Domestic travellers:

COVID-19 testing will be carried out for symptomatic persons coming from Maharashtra and Kerala.

All passengers arriving into Tamil Nadu must obtain a mandatory TN e-pass by registering on https://tnepass.tnega.org prior to their journey.

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Coimbatore to have an Auto E-Pass and a negative RT-PCR report obtained not earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of departure. This is not applicable for passengers arriving from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.
If the passenger arrives without RT-PCR report, COVID testing shall be done free of cost at Coimbatore airport.

Seven days of home-quarantine and seven days of self-monitoring are mandatory for all passengers arriving into Tamil Nadu from Maharashtra and Kerala.

Other asymptomatic passengers from all states, apart from Maharashtra and Gujarat, must undergo home-quarantine for 14 days.
Symptomatic passengers will be required to go into institutional quarantine until the COVID-19 test results are available, at the discretion of health officials.

The authorities have imposed the following restrictions until further notice -

• Government and private offices will be allowed to function with a maximum of 50% of their workforce.
• Passenger trains, metros, private/government buses and rental taxis will be allowed to operate with 50% of their seating capacity.
• Grocery and vegetable shops will be allowed to open until 12.00 daily without air conditioning, accommodating only 50% of customers at a given time.
• Essential stores such as pharmacies and milk shops will be allowed to operate.
• Only 20 people are allowed at weddings and funerals.

Night curfew restrictions:

• Night curfew are in effect from 22.00 until 04.00 until further notice. Essential services are exempt.
• Public transport, including private/public buses/autos/taxis, and private vehicles will not be allowed to operate. Intra and interstate transport will also not be allowed to operate. However, vehicles will be allowed to operate for medical emergencies and to ferry passengers from railway stations/airports.
• IT/ITes offices to operate with 50% capacity.

Complete lockdown restrictions
• Complete lockdown will be enforced on all Sundays without any relaxations.
• All shops, theatres and shopping centres will remain closed.
• Takeaway/e-commerce food delivery services at restaurants will be allowed from 06.00 to 10.00, 12.00 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 21.00.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Ladakh Union Territory:

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Ladakh will be exempted from quarantine if they are carrying a COVID-19 negative certificate by an ICMR-authorised lab issued within 48 hours before arrival. All other passengers must undergo mandatory home quarantine for seven days.
(Until further notice)
Haryana:

A statewide lockdown is in place until 05.00 on 21 June.
Shops are allowed to operate from 09.00 until 20.00 on an odd-even basis. Night curfew in place from 22.00 to 05.00 daily.

Restaurants, malls allowed to open from 10.00 to 22.00 with 50% capacity. Corporate offices to reopen with 50% capacity.
Taxis and auto rickshaws are permitted to operate with two passengers only.


International travellers: Seven-day institutional quarantine and seven-day home quarantine are mandatory, with exemptions per guidelines issued by the central government (listed in the nationwide notifications above).

Domestic travellers: There are no restrictions on domestic travel.
A maximum of 200 people are allowed inside indoor facilities. No more than 500 people are permitted for open gatherings, while a maximum 50 people are permitted to attend funerals.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving in Haryana will have to undergo home-quarantine for 14 days.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Himachal Pradesh:

Domestic travellers:
All passengers required to install the Aarogya Setu App and register, at least 48 hours prior to their arrival, on the Covid E-pass portal here - http://covid19epass.hp.gov.in
Intrastate public transport is allowed with 50 per cent occupancy and the timing of opening of shops has been increased from 09.00 to 17.00.
Online e-pass required.

(Until further notice)
Jammu and Kashmir:

International travellers: Not applicable, as there are no international airports within the union territory.

Domestic travellers:
• Mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival (except defence personnel)
• If positive, travellers will be kept in institutional quarantine until test results are confirmed negative (it may take up to four days for test results).

Night curfew in place from 20.00 to 07.00 daily. Weekend curfew from 20.00 on Fridays until 07.00 on Mondays.

he authorities have extended restrictions across Jammu and Kashmir union territory until further notice.

However, relaxations have been introduced in eight districts – Doda, Poonch, Reasi, Ramban (all Jammu division), Bandipore, Ganderbal, Kulgam and Shopian (all Kashmir division). The relaxations are as follows:
• Shops and market complexes are permitted to operate on all weekdays.
• Government and private offices are permitted to function without any restrictions.

(Until further notice)
Madhya Pradesh

Weekend lockdown imposed from 22.00 every Saturday to 06.00 every Monday
Domestic travellers:

1. All passengers must download the Aarogya Setu App.

2. For passengers arriving from Maharashtra into the district of Indore (IDR), it is mandatory for the passenger to carry a negative RT-PCR report from an ICMR-approved lab obtained not earlier than 48 hours prior to departure. RT-PCR timeline starts from the swab collection time.

3. Self-declaration is mandatory for all arriving passengers to Indore. Link for self-declaration is given below. https://indore.acceldash.com/self-declaration-form
(Until further notice)
Chandigarh:

International travellers: A seven-day institutional quarantine and seven-day home-quarantine are required. Exemptions are allowed as per guidelines issued by the central government, which have also been referenced in the nationwide notifications above.

Domestic travellers: COVID-19 tests shall be performed on a random basis for all passengers travelling to Punjab. Before boarding, passengers are advised to register on the COVA Punjab mobile app.

Internal restrictions: Ongoing restrictions have been extended until 06.00 on 9 June. Non-essential shops will be open between 09.00-16.00, while essential shops will continue to operate until 17.00. Additionally, a night curfew will be in effect from 18.00 until 05.00 daily.
(Until further notice)
Uttar Pradesh:

International travellers: A seven-day institutional quarantine and seven-day home quarantine are required. Exemptions are allowed as per guidelines issued by the central government, which have also been referenced in the nationwide notifications above.

Domestic travellers:

1. All passengers required to install the Aarogya Setu App and register on https://reg.upcovid.in

The state government has directed local officials to conduct rapid antigen tests on all individuals entering the state from Maharashtra and Kerala. Those found positive are mandated to remain in home isolation while symptomatic passengers will have to further undergo an RT-PCR test. Individuals testing negative in the RT-PCR test are required to abide by home quarantine for a period of seven days. The rules also apply to those coming in through rail and bus routes.

2. All passengers required to observe 14 day home quarantine.

3. Thermal screening will be conducted for all passengers
4. Validation of registration shall be performed before allowing the passenger to exit from arrivals
5. Passengers exiting Uttar Pradesh within seven days of arrival are exempt from mandatory quarantine subject to validation of return/onward travel.

A statewide lockdown lifted from 8 June. Night curfew between 19.00-07.00 and weekend curfew to continue.
Daily night curfew from 19.00 to 07.00 and weekend curfew on Saturdays and Sundays.
E-pass mandatory for intra-district, inter-district travel, and movement of essential services personnel.
(Until further notice)
Uttarakhand:

Night curfew imposed across all 13 districts from 19.00 to 05.00 daily until 06.00 on 15 June

Domestic travellers: A COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival mandatory for travellers coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan by road, air and trains from April 1.

Home quarantine is mandatory for passengers visiting for more than seven days.

All passengers will be exempt from home quarantine if they arrive with RT PCR/TrueNAT/CBNAAT/Antigen test with negative report not more than 96 hours before arrival.

The authorities will undertake random COVID-19 testing at airport, railway stations and all border checkposts.
(Until further notice)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

1. All incoming passengers (international and domestic) require a mandatory negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of travel.

2. North and Middle Andaman and Nicobar districts are not accessible for tourists.
(Until further notice)
Assam:

Domestic travellers:
• Passengers will be tested on entry to the state, and will remain in quarantine for 24 hours until they test negative.
• Those who have already recovered from COVID-19 will not be required to quarantine or on arrival.
• Passengers from Mumbai and Bangalore are required to carry negative RT-PCR certificate conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey. Passengers without the test will have to undergo paid COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport and wait in designated location inside the airport until the test result is available

Ongoing restrictions have been extended until 05.00 on 16 June.

Additional restrictions
• A curfew on the movement of individuals will be in place daily from 13.00 to 05.00.
Shops and commercial establishments will be allowed to operate until 12.00
• The following categories of individuals are exempt from the curfew:
o All private medical personnel and other hospital services, including diagnostic centres, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and other medical and health services.
o Pregnant women and patients travelling to get medical/health services.
o People coming from/going to airports, railway stations/interstate bus terminals, with a valid identity card.
o Officers/officials related to functioning of offices of diplomats of various countries, on production of valid identity card.
o Electronic and print media on production of valid identity card.
o Inter and intrastate movement/ transportation of essential/ non-essential goods. Separate e-pass will not be required.
o Commercial and private establishments providing essential services such as shops dealing with groceries, banks and ATMs, telecommunications, petrol pumps, cold storage and warehousing services and private security services, etc.
o People travelling to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
(Until further notice)
Arunachal Pradesh:
Statewide lockdown extended until 14 June. Lockdown in capital Itanagar extended until 21 June. However, the authorities have announced phased easing of restrictions. Curfew between 15.00-05.00. Public transport allowed to operate between 05.00-14.00 with 50% capacity.
Domestic travellers:

• All interstate travellers are to be tested for COVID-19 with a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
• All asymptomatic travellers with negative results will be allowed to leave.
• All asymptomatic travellers with positive results will be allowed to leave for home isolation, provided they pass the isolation criteria of the government.
• All symptomatic travellers with moderate/severe symptoms will be moved to the nearest isolation and treatment facility.
• A lockdown will be in place until 05.00 on 31 May in the Itanagar Capital Region (consisting of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa).
• Inter- and intrastate movement of private vehicles is permitted only in case of emergencies.
• Night curfew to be observed between 18.30 and 05.00.
• All shops and business establishments to close by 16.00.
• Restaurants to allow dine-in services till 16.00 and home deliveries till 18.30.
• Intra- and inter-district, and inter-state public transport to operate with 50% passenger capacity.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Chhattisgarh:
International travellers: Not applicable
Domestic travellers: No restrictions on travel.
Domestic restrictions: The authorities have declared a lockdown in state capital Raipur and declared Raigarh district a containment zone until 30 June.
Districts where the COVID-19 test positivity rate is above 5%, including in Raigarh, Janjir and Surajpur, shall continue with the ongoing restrictions. All other districts with less than 5% positivity rate can allow shops and other establishments to operate until 18.00. An e-pass is mandatory for people arriving from other states. Night curfew and a complete lockdown on Sunday will continue to remain in place. Processions and gatherings of any kind remain prohibited.

(Ends 30 June 2021)
Jharkhand:

International travellers: Not applicable

Domestic travellers:

Passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab will require RT-PCR/RAT
negative report from ICMR accredited labs done within 72 hours of arrival.

For travel to Gaya:

Passengers arriving from Madhya Pradesh, Delhi & NCR, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala & Punjab will require Vaccination Certificate/RT-PCR/RAT negative report from an ICMR
accredited lab.

The RT-PCR test should be taken within 72 hours of arrival, while vaccination certificates attesting administration of both does at least 14 days before travel will be considered. RAT reports should be taken within 24 hours of arrival.
(Until further notice)
Manipur:

International travellers: Not applicable as there are no international airports within the state.

Domestic travellers: All passengers require a mandatory negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/CB-NAAT COVID-19 test report taken within 72 hours from arrival in Manipur.

The authorities have extended ongoing curfew restrictions in Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Kakching, Thoubal and Ukhrul districts until 30 June.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Nagaland:

Domestic travellers:

1. All passengers arriving in Dimapur by flight require a negative RT-PCR test
from an ICMR approved lab not earlier than 72 hours of arrival in Nagaland.

2. All travellers are required to install and register on the nCovid Nagaland visitors app
and fill in the Self Declaration form.

3. All travellers are required to install and register on the nCovid Nagaland visitors app
and fill in the Self Declaration form.
4. Seven days of Institutional Quarantine followed by 14 days of Home Quarantine for all other
passengers. Below categories of passengers shall be exempted from Institutional Quarantine
subject to 28 days of Home Quarantine with active surveillance

A. Persons above the age of 60 years,
B. Children & parents of children 10 years & below
C. Pregnant women & accompanying spouse.

There is a statewide lockdown until 11 June.
(Until further notice)
Odisha:

International travellers: Not applicable as there are no international airports within the state.

Domestic travellers: Travellers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are required to observe self-isolation for seven days. Those with a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72-hours of their journey, or those with certificates of two vaccine doses will be exempt from the rule.

Screening as per COVID protocol & on-site Rapid Antigen Test for all symptomatic passengers arriving from the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab & Chhattisgarh.

Night curfew will come into effect from 22.00-05.00 across Sundargarh, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Balangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts.
(Until further notice)
Tripura:

International travellers: Not applicable.

Domestic travellers:

• Bangladeshi passport holders intending to enter Bangladesh can do so via the Akhaura checkpoint. They will be transported to Akhaura checkpoint by special transport after payment has been received.
• COVID-19 testing will be done on all arriving passengers. Asymptomatic and negative passengers are exempt from quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Meghalaya:

International travellers: Not applicable.

Domestic travellers:

• Tourists planning to visit Meghalaya will need to register on the Meghalaya Tourism App and, at the same time, generate an e-invite for the proposed itinerary: http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/testing.htm . You can find the Meghalaya Tourism App both on the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.
• It is mandatory to book at least two nights stay for the E-invite to be generated.
• It is mandatory to have a COVID-19 test taken within 72-hours of arrival.
(Until further notice)
Mizoram:

International travellers: Not applicable.

Domestic travellers: Those arriving for a short stay will be required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival or provide a negative COVID-19 result that was taken within 96 hours of travel. The authorities have extended an ongoing lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation area until 04.00 on 21 June.
(Until further notice)
Rajasthan:

Domestic travellers:

All passengers required to carry negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test from an ICMR approved lab taken within 72-hours of arrival. Passengers without an RT-PCR test will be tested at the airport and required to home quarantine until test results are available. Those testing positive will be required to home quarantine for 14 days.

All passengers required to download the Aarogya Setu App.
(Until further notice)
Andhra Pradesh:

International travellers:

• Seven days institutional quarantine and seven days home quarantine are mandatory. Exemptions are possible as per guidelines issued by the central government, which have also been referenced in the nationwide notifications above.
• All passengers must submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours before they are scheduled to travel.

Domestic travellers: No restrictions on travel.
(Until further notice)
Sikkim:

The authorities have extended an ongoing statewide lockdown until 21 June, with the following relaxations:

Taxis and private vehicles are permitted to run on an odd-even basis for intra-district travel, while government vehicles are allowed to operate daily from 09.00 until 17.30, without the odd-even rule.
All inter-district travel remains suspended.
(Ends 21 June 2021)
Tripura: A curfew is in place from 22.00 to 05.00; essential services are exempt.

Meghalaya: Lockdown has been extended on 18 June until further notice due to high case load.
(Until further notice)
Puducherry:

Lockdown has been extended until 21 June.
• A night curfew will continue to remain in place from 22.00-05.00
• All shops, commercial and business establishments would continue to operate from 09.00 to 17.00 without the use of air conditioners.
• Restaurants and bars within hotels, lodges and guests houses and other standalone eateries would be permitted to operate from 09.00 to 17.00 at 50% capacity.
• All private offices would be permitted to operate from 09.00 to 18.00 after ensuring 100% vaccination of all eligible staff.
• All places of worship would be open to public until 17.00.
• Marriages and funerals would be permitted with up to 25 and 20 people respectively.

(Ends 21 June 2021)
Manipur

A 24-hour curfew has been extended until 30 June across Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul districts.
Residents of other districts will not be allowed to travel to the districts where the curfew is in place.
There is a ban on vehicular movement between 07.00 and 10.00.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Maharashtra state:

For international travellers

All passengers will be required to submit a self-declaration form at the New Delhi Airport portal at least 72 hours prior to departure.
● Passengers are required to upload a negative RT-PCR test result on the New Delhi Airport portal within 72 hours of departure.
● Those with negative PCR test and not from below-mentioned countries will be exempt from quarantine.
● The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a new order recently, according to which, vaccinated travellers will be exempted from the week-long institutional quarantine on arrival. Reportedly, those travelling into Mumbai from Brazil, Europe, the UK, Middle East and South Africa can now avoid the quarantine process if they are fully vaccinated.

However, this exemption that has been granted by the Mumbai civic authorities will not apply to those arriving at other airports in the state or the country.
● As per an order passed by the Maharashtra state government, all passengers from Brazil, Europe, the UK and Middle East are required to undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine upon arrival in the state.
● Passengers will be kept in institutional quarantine upon arrival. RT-PCR tests will be conducted on the seventh day of institutional quarantine.
● In case the test report is found negative, passengers will be required to undergo the remaining seven days in home-quarantine. They will be stamped for home-quarantine and will be required to submit an undertaking to abide by home quarantine rules.
● If the test report is found to be positive, passengers from Europe will be transferred to GT Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
● Upon arrival, passengers will be provided with a list of preferred quarantine hotels to select from and will be transferred to these destinations via state buses.
● The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has provided a list of quarantine hotels for passengers arriving from Brazil, Europe, the UK and Middle East for institutional quarantine. The list may be found here: https://portal.mcgm.gov.in/irj/go/km/docs/documents/HomePage%20Data/Whats%20New/Exemptions%20from%20Institutional/Hotel%20List%2023.04.2021.pdf

Domestic travellers

• All travellers entering Maharashtra state are required to carry a RT-PCR negative test report before boarding flights with a sample collected within 48 hours of scheduled arrival at all Maharashtra airports. Those arriving via international flights in New Delhi and taking subsequent domestic flights to Maharashtra are also affected by the new guideline.
• Those showing symptoms shall be segregated and made to undergo antigen tests. If the result is negative, passengers will be allowed to go home. Passengers not testing/found COVID positive shall be sent to COVID care centres at their own costs.
The Maharashtra government has imposed the following restrictions:
• A curfew will be in place from 20.00 until 07.00 on weekdays. From 07.00 until 20.00, more than five people are not allowed to move together or gather in a public place.
• A complete lockdown, barring access to essential services, will be imposed every weekend (from 20.00 on Fridays until 07.00 on Mondays).
• Essential shops to remain open only between 07.00 and 11.00, with home delivery permitted until 20.00.
• All shops, markets and shopping centres will remain closed other than for provision of essentials.
• Wearing of masks is mandatory in all public places, workplaces and public transport.
• All recreation and entertainment venues, including theatres and swimming pools, will remain closed.
• All restaurants and bars will remain closed, except those located inside hotels; the latter will only serve in-house guests. Takeaway, home-delivery and parcel services will be allowed between 07.00 and 20.00 on weekdays. Only home delivery services will be allowed between 07.00 and 20.00 on weekends.

Travel restrictions/exemptions

• Persons arriving/departing by train/bus/flight between 20.00 and 07.00 or on weekends may travel to/from airport/bus station/train station if they are carrying a valid ticket.
• Industrial workers travelling by private buses/vehicles are allowed to travel from 20.00 to 07.00 and during weekends to attend shifts if they are carrying their identity cards.
• While public transport will be operational, restrictions have been imposed on the number of passengers. In auto-rickshaws, two passengers are allowed, while taxis can operate at 50% of their passenger capacity.
• Private vehicles are allowed to operate normally between 07.00 and 20.00 on weekdays. During curfew hours and lockdown, such vehicles can only ply for emergency or essential purposes.
• All public transport and private bus staff, as well as those engaged in e-commerce services, are to be vaccinated at the earliest, as per the central government guidelines, or will need to carry a negative RT-PCR test result, which will be valid for 15 days. Taxi drivers are exempt from this requirement, provided there is a plastic sheet or any similar arrangement separating them from passengers.

In Mumbai, residential buildings with more than five active COVID-19 cases will be sealed while those entering the city from Brazil will be mandatorily kept under institutional quarantine for seven days. Those who have been advised to undertake home-quarantine will be stamped on their hands.

In Nagpur city, a 50% restriction on social gatherings in halls has been enforced. Residential buildings with more than five active COVID-19 cases will be sealed.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsThe authorities have previously stated that international flights will gradually resume when other countries loosen travel restrictions for flights from India.
(Until further notice)
Flights to and from India banned until further notice.
(Until further notice)

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The security environment varies considerably across the country. Travel risks are higher in the north-eastern states of Asom (Assam), Manipur and Nagaland, as well as in the states affected by extreme-leftist Naxalite (also known as Maoist) violence, including parts of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha and Telangana. Travel risks are also higher in Kashmir division and the Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Rajouri and Ramban districts of Jammu division (both Jammu and Kashmir union territory) due to separatist unrest and militancy.

While a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks in Mumbai (Maharashtra state) in November 2008 caused widespread alarm, the risk posed by terrorism to business travellers and expatriates in India remains largely incidental. There continues to be a steady stream of official terrorism warnings and reported militant threats nationwide. However, these alerts have not been followed by attacks. Local media outlets tend to be alarmist and regularly report rumours as fact, which heightens fears of attack. Nevertheless, terrorist attacks, mostly of a low-level nature, are expected to recur in major urban centres.

Petty crime, such as pickpocketing, chain- and bag-snatching, is common in crowded cities and tourist areas, but the risk of physical attack is minimal. Kidnaps-for-ransom primarily target the local population. Gang crimes are also common, though these have tended not to directly affect foreigners. Crime against women, including sexual assault, occurs with some regularity and requires the adoption of extra security precautions. Political rallies have the potential to become violent, particularly during election cycles. Demonstrations are common and can escalate without warning in areas where tensions are heightened, though foreigners are unlikely to be targeted.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For India
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Japanese encephalitisVaccine is recommended for people who will
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PolioResident nationals arriving from Afghanistan,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverIndian Government requirements for vaccination
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