India opens its doors to quarantine-free travel

Now India will allow fully vaccinated foreign travelers from a list of nearly 100 countries to enter without the need to quarantine. India said travelers arriving from these 99 countries will be allowed to skip a post-arrival Covid test but must monitor their health for the next 14 days — even if the country they are coming from is deemed “at-risk.” But Apart from a Covid negative report within 72 hours of departure to India, travelers from these 99 countries (called Category A) will also need to upload their fully vaccinated certificate on the Air Suvidha portal.

The list includes the United States, U.K., Singapore, Australia, Germany, France, and Brazil while countries missing from that list of 99 countries including China, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia.

Currently, the countries on the list fall into two categories:
1. Those with reciprocal agreements with the Indian government to recognize each other’s vaccine certificates for either locally approved vaccines or those recognized by the World Health Organization;
2. and countries which do not have such agreements but that allow fully vaccinated Indian citizens to travel.