Foreign Office updates India guidance following COVID and e-visa rule changes

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By Lisa James
07/12/2022
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The UK Foreign Office has updated its guidance for Brits travelling to India after the country removed COVID entry requirements and reinstated its e-visa service.

The FCDO said: “Travellers are no longer required to have proof of vaccination or, if unvaccinated, a negative PCR test.”

But it warned: “If found symptomatic for COVID-19 during travel or on arrival, you will need to follow the instructions of the health authorities, which may include testing or isolation at a designated medical facility.”

More information is available on the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Civil Aviation websites.

Following the announcement on Monday that India was bringing back the UK e-visa, the FCDO said: “The e-visa service has now been restored and you can apply for certain categories of visas online.

“Check that you are eligible before you apply and apply in good time. Visit the Government of India’s e-visa website for details.”

It warned: “Some international airports in India do not allow passengers to enter with an e-visa , and you will not be able to apply for any other visa upon arrival. Arrange your visa through an Indian high commission, consulate or embassy before you arrive.

“All other visa applicants need to make an appointment online before submitting their visa application. Ensure you do this in good time ahead of your planned visit.”

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