About Us Revised Guidelines for international arrivals w.e.f 01.01.2023

Embassy of India


Dated 01st January, 2023


         These guidelines come into effect from January 1st, 2023 (10.00 Hrs IST), and are applicable to all those arriving via air, sea and land.


1.  All travellers should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against COVID-19 in their Country.


2.  Additional requirements apply to passengers in all international flights from certain high risk countries*. Such travellers would be required to:

     a) Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days’ travel details.

     b) Upload negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report** on the Air Suvidha portal (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey).

     c) Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.

3.   On arrival in India, thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the airport. Passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated, taken to designated medical facility as per health protocol.

              The following protocol post arrival shall also be followed:

    a) A sub-section (2% of the total passengers** in the flight) shall undergo random post arrival testing at the airport on arrival.

    b) Such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries). They will submit the samples and shall be allowed to leave the airport thereafter.

    c) If such travellers’ samples are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.

    d) They shall be treated/isolated as per laid down standard protocol.


4.  All travellers should self-monitor their health post arrival in India.


* China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Japan

** Children under 12 years of age are exempted from post-arrival random testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and treated as per laid down protocol.


Complete guidelines on international arrival into India may be checked here.


Please keep safe and healthy!