India Resumes Quarantine-Free Travel For Fully-Vaccinated Travellers From 99 Countries

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar2178

India has relaxed guidelines for international travellers. Fully-vaccinated travellers from 99 countries have now been exempted from mandatory quarantine on arrival in India. This includes passengers from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, France, Spain, Australia, Belgium, Bangladesh, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Russia, the Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and Nepal.

India Revised The Guidelines For International Travellers

India has revised the existing guidelines for international travellers arriving in India. The revised guidelines state that all international arrivals irrespective of their vaccination status must mandatorily show a negative RT-PCR report to board an international flight to India. This decision was taken by the government keeping in mind the vaccination coverage across the globe and the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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RT-PCR Test Report Mandatory Even For Fully Vaccinated International Travellers In Maharashtra

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government has tightened rules for international passengers flying into Mumbai and other airports of the state. The Maharashtra government has announced that the rules for a COVID-19 negative report before arriving in India are in line with the central government mandate. Even if a passenger has taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the negative report of RT-PCR no older than 72 hours is compulsory.

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Meanwhile, the COVID-19 situation in the state is well under control government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure strict COVID-19 measures in the state. Maharashtra reported over 4,600 new coronavirus infections in the last two days, out of which most were delta variant cases.

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