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Negative Covid test must for international passengers visiting India

Travelers fully vaccinated and coming from a country with which India has reciprocal arrangements for mutual acceptance of WHO-approved Covid vaccines will be allowed to leave the airport and need not undergo home quarantine and testing from October 25, according to the revised guidelines for international arrivals released today.

They will, however, have to produce a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report. If partially or not vaccinated, the travelers need to undertake measures including submission of sample for post-arrival Covid test at the point of arrival. After this, they will be allowed to leave the airport, home-quarantine for seven days, re-test on the eighth day of arrival in India. If negative, they will have to further self-monitor their health for seven days.