India travel safety and lockdown information

Travel and Flight Restriction 30 Dec 2021
Travel Information 18 May 2022
COVID-19 Data 26 Oct 2022
Total Cases 44,646,880
New Cases 1,112
New Cases (per 1 million citizens) 0.79
Transmission Rate n/a
COVID-19 Risk
COVID-19 Hazard & Exposure 4.7
Socio-Economic Vulnerability 4.6
Health Conditions 2.2
Access to Health Care 5.6
Infrastructure 5.6
Lack of Coping Capacity (Hazard-Independent) 5.4
Lack of Coping Capacity 4.6
COVID-19 Lack of Coping Capacity 3.8
COVID-19 Risk 4.6
COVID-19 Risk Class Medium
Rank 74
COVID-19 Total Vaccination 2,195,883,501
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination 172,938
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens) 154.95
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens) 122
Air Transport, Passengers Carried 10
Point of Entry 8
Access to Cities 2.4
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions (per 100 people) 5.8
Internet Users 7.1
COVID-19 Vulnerability 4.5
Hazard and Exposure
Drinking Water 1.2
COVID-19 Hazard & Exposure 4.7
Population Living in Slums 3.9
Lack of Coping Capacity
Corruption Perception Index 5.9
Hospital Bed 9.3
Health System Capacity 8.7
Immunization Coverage 2.8
Health Capacity Specific to COVID-19 3.8
COVID-19 Lack of Coping Capacity 3.8
Indicator Data
Human Development Index 0.65
Incidence of Tuberculosis (per 10,000 people) 204
Malaria Incidence (per 1,000 people) 7.66
Estimated Number of People Living With HIV (%) 0.3
Air Transport, Passengers Carried 164,035,637.54
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions (per 100 people) 86.94
Total Population 1,366,417,756
Land area (sq. km) 2,973,190
Year Type Total Affected Total Deaths
2017 Extreme temperature / Heat wave 264
2017 Flood 20,532,831 936
2017 Flood / Flash flood 4,012 35
2017 Flood / Riverine flood 1,735,000 75
2017 Landslide / Avalanche 28
2017 Landslide / Landslide 100 68
2017 Storm / Convective storm 61,282 56
2017 Storm / Tropical cyclone 61,970 884
2018 Drought / Drought 8,200,000
2018 Extreme temperature / Cold wave 44
2018 Flood 75,970 191
2018 Flood / Flash flood 23,231,728 519
2018 Storm / Convective storm 43,450 487
2018 Storm / Tropical cyclone 810,200 138
2018 Wildfire / Forest fire 17
2019 Extreme temperature / Heat wave 450 112
2019 Flood 3,070,060 2,023
2019 Storm / Convective storm 110
2019 Storm / Tropical cyclone 20,130,000 62
2020 Flood 1,485,002 2,104
2020 Landslide / Landslide 155,850 91
2020 Storm / Convective storm 11
2020 Storm / Tropical cyclone 18,007,500 110
2021 Earthquake / Ground movement 3,010 2
2021 Flood 1,324,439 1,520
2021 Flood / Flash flood 122 37
2021 Glacial lake outburst 24 250
2021 Landslide / Landslide 13 68
2021 Storm / Tropical cyclone 2,506,203 249
2022 Extreme temperature / Heat wave 25
2022 Flood 2,101,260 2,098
2022 Landslide / Landslide 67
2022 Storm / Convective storm 95,000 20

India travel restrictions. Updated. Omicron travel rules

Guidelines for International Arrivals (in supersession of all guidelines issued on the subject on and after 11th November 2021)The global trajectory of COVID-19 pandemic continues to decline with certain regional variations. The
need to monitor the continuously changing nature of virus and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants of
concern (VOCs) must still remain in focus. The existing guidelines for international arrivals in India
have been formulated taking a risk-based approach. The existing guidelines have been revised in view
of reporting of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; named Omicron) which has been now
classified as Variant of Concern by the World Health Organization.
This document provides protocols to be complied with international travellers as well those to be
followed by airlines, points of entry (airports, seaports and land border) for risk profiling of passengers.
This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid w.e.f. 1
st December 2021 (00.01 Hrs IST) till further
orders. Based on the risk assessment, this document shall be reviewed from time to time.
A.1. Planning for Travel
i. All travellers should
a. Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal
( before the scheduled
travel, including last 14 days travel details.
b. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report*. This 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.
ii. They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation,
Government of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the
journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to
undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
iii. Continuing with the earlier approach, travellers from certain specified Countries (based on
epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in those Countries) are identified for additional follow
up. These include need for additional measures as detailed in para (xv) below. The listing of
such specified Countries is a dynamic exercise based on evolving situation of COVID-19 across
the world and will be made available on the websites of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,
( and the link of the same will be available at website of Ministry of External
Affairs and Air Suvidha Portal.
A.2. Before Boarding
iv. Passengers originating or transiting from at-risk countries shall be informed by the airlines
that they will undergo post arrival testing, quarantine if tested negative, stringent isolation
protocols if tested positive etc. as mentioned in para (xv).
v. Do’s and Don'ts shall be provided along with ticket to the travellers by the airlines/agencies
vi. Airlines to allow boarding by only those passengers who have filled in the Self Declaration
Form on the Air Suvidha portal, uploaded the negative RT-PCR test report.
vii. At the time of boarding the flight, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after
thermal screening.
viii. All passengers shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices.
A.3. During Travel
ix. In-flight announcement about COVID-19 including precautionary measures to be followed
shall be made at airports and in flights and during transit.
x. During in-flight crew shall ensure that COVID appropriate behaviour is followed at all times.
xi. If any passenger reports symptoms of COVID-19 during flight, he/she shall be isolated as per
A.4. On arrival
xii. De-boarding should be done ensuring physical distancing.
xiii. Thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the health officials
present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online shall be shown to the airport
health staff.
xiv. The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and
taken to medical facility as per health protocol. If tested positive, their contacts shall be
identified and managed as per laid down protocol#
xv. Travellers from specified Countries at risk [as mentioned in para (iii) above] will follow the
protocol as detailed below:
 Submission of sample for post-arrival COVID-19 test* at the point of
arrival (self-paid). Such travellers will be required to wait for their test
results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
 If tested negative they will follow, home quarantine for 7 days. Re-test on
the 8th day of arrival in India* and if negative, further self-monitor of their
health for next 7 days.
 However, if such travellers are tested positive, their samples should be
sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.
 They shall be managed at separate isolation facility and treated as per laid
down standard protocol including contact tracing mentioned in para (xiv).
 The contacts of such positive case should be kept under institutional
quarantine or at home quarantine monitored strictly by the concerned
State Government as per laid down protocol.
xvi. Travellers from Countries excluding those Countries at risk, will be allowed to leave the airport
and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days’ post arrival. A sub-section (5% of the total flight
passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.
a. The 5% of such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines
(preferably from different countries).
b. Such travellers shall be escorted by the concerned airlines/MoCA to testing area on
c. The cost of testing of such travellers shall be borne by MoCA.
d. Laboratories shall prioritize testing of samples from such travellers.
e. If such travellers are tested positive, they shall be managed as per laid down standard
protocol and samples would further send for genomic testing.
xvii. If travellers under home quarantine or self-health monitoring, develop signs and symptoms
suggestive of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 on re-testing, they will immediately selfisolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State
Helpline Number.
International travellers arriving at seaports/land ports
xviii. International travellers arriving through seaports/land ports will also have to undergo the
same protocol as above, except that facility for online registration is not available for such
passengers currently.
xix. Such travellers shall submit the self-declaration form to the concerned authorities of
Government of India at seaports/land ports on arrival.
* Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing. However, if
found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during home quarantine period, they shall undergo
testing and treated as per laid down protocol.
# Contacts of the suspect case are the co-passengers seated in the same row, 3 rows in front and 3
rows behind along with identified Cabin Crew. Also, all the community contacts of those travellers
who have tested positive (during home quarantine period) would be subjected to quarantine for 14
days and tested as per ICMR protocol.