Highlights:

  • The Government has decided to impose certain relaxation in visa and travel restriction for foreign and Indian nationals to wish to either enter or leave India.
  • All OCI and PIO cardholders and other foreign nationals willing to enter India for any purpose apart from on a tourist visit have been given a green signal.
  • Includes flights operated under Vande Bharat Mission, Air Transport Bubble, and non-scheduled commercial flights as allowed by the Civil Aviation Ministry.
  • The Government of India has also decided to immediately restore existing visas (except Electronic Visa, Tourist Visa).

COVID-19 situation is increasing with each passing day and to curtail inward and outward movement of international passengers since February 2020, the Government has taken a series of steps. The Government has decided to impose certain relaxation in visa and travel restriction for foreign and Indian nationals who wish to either enter or leave India.

All OCI (Overseas Citizen Of India) and PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cardholders and other foreign nationals are willing to enter India for any purpose apart from a tourist visit that has been given a green signal by air or water routes through authorized airports and seaport immigration check posts. It includes flights operated under Vande Bharat Mission, Air Transport Bubble, and non-scheduled commercial flights as allowed by the Civil Aviation Ministry. All travelers willing to travel will have to abide by the rules of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The Government of India has also decided to immediately restore existing visas (except Electronic Visa, Tourist Visa). If the visa of a person has expired then he or she can apply for fresh visas from the Indian Mission. Foreigners willing to visit India for medical reasons have also been given a green signal whereby they can visit by applying for a Medical Visa. Through graded relaxation, foreign nationals can come to India for business, conferences, employment, medical purpose, research, etc. 

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