India Travel guidelines and news update – October 27, 2020

7.20 million have recovered from the 7.95 million cases of coronavirus infected cases in the country currently. With the daily rise in cases all over the world, India has shown a good recovery rate and has re-opened inter-state travel. Flights to India still remain suspended until 31st October 2020 though through the concept of  ‘Transport Bubble’ traveling to and from some countries will be permitted. The following are Travel guidelines and news updates in India, as new regulations are implemented to control the spread of viruses. Plan your travel accordingly and with the right precautions.

Traveling to or from containment zones is still prohibited unless necessary permissions provided. A COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST two day before you fly to your destination would help you skip quarantine and tests on the entry in almost all states of India while traveling.

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State-wise travel updates 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands  

All negative tested passengers are to undergo a 7 day home quarantine. The positive cases will be undergoing institutional treatment until no symptoms arise for 10 days for release. 

Arunachal Pradesh

Home quarantine of 14 days advised for all passengers and close monitoring on travelers with symptoms.

Passengers displaying moderate or high symptoms will be prohibited from traveling and amitted under the local governing body in quarantine. They can also opt for home quarantine under close monitoring and regular update. 

 

Assam

Hospitality and accommodation properties to run only on 50% occupancy.

Passengers with symptoms to undergo two days of institutional quarantine followed by 8 days home quarantine.

 

Andhra Pradesh

All travelers to undergo 14 days of home quarantine while passengers displaying moderate or high symptoms will be prohibited.

Tourism re-opens in Visakhapatnam with safety precautions!

 

Bihar  

No mandatory quarantine required, self-testing advised before travel advised.  

Rural tourism is not neglected!

Chandigarh

All passengers need to undergo home quarantine for 14 days for a visit for more than 72 hours.  

Interstate bus transport is set to begin by Sep 16, 2020.

 

Chhattisgarh

Home quarantine for 14 days of arrival, E-pass required for all vehicles entering state borders. 

Passengers displaying symptoms will undergo tests and quarantine until negative results.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 

Mandatory institutional quarantine of 14 days for positive cases while rest are advised to register for the arogya setu online or home quarantine for two weeks.

Passengers arriving for s short visit must provide negative test results to resume work/ travel purposes.

 

Delhi

Asymptotic travelers require only 7 days of home quarantine.

International travelers are required to undergo 7 days of institutional quarantine at a government facility for free or at a designated hotel at their own cost.

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Goa

Symptomatic passengers will be referred to testing and mandatory self-declaration forms to be submitted.  

Open for tourism with guidelines but hope for recovery in the tourism sector!

Gujarat

14 days of home quarantine advised for domestic travelers while international passengers if any have to go for 7 days of institutional quarantine followed by a week of home quarantine. 

Passengers who show no symptoms at all are exempt from quarantine.

Heritage properties encouraged to attract tourism!

 

Haryana

Passengers with no symptoms will be permitted to travel without a COVID test.

Home quarantine for 14 days for all passengers.  

 

Himachal Pradesh

Institutional quarantine of 14 days for passengers traveling from areas of high COVID cases, rest is to quarantine themselves at home.

Travelers for a shorter journey are exempt from quarantine.

No necessary requirement for the provision of a negative COVID certificate!

 

Jammu and Kashmir

A mandatory COVID test and institutional quarantine until negative results followed by home quarantine.

Options for paid or administrative quarantine will be provided after testing. Defense personnel is exempt.

Shikara boat race organized by the Indian army to promote tourism!

 

Jharkhand

Mandatory home quarantine for two weeks unless undergone quarantine on a previous visit or a short visit of not more than 72 hours. 

 

Karnataka

Relaxation on quarantine measures and restrictions on travel as tourism opens in the state after the new unlock 4.0 lockdown. 

A slow and steady rise in the tourism industry of Karnataka!

 

Kerala

All passengers to undergo 14 days of home quarantine except travelers in for short term visits of less than 7 days visit are exempt. 

Government backs ‘the land of the gods’ for tourism!

 

Ladakh

Institutional quarantine to be followed for passengers traveling from respective zones. For example Mandatory quarantine of 14 days for red zone passengers. 

 

Lakshadweep

Passengers who provide a negative report on testing no later than two days before arrival are permitted to travel. 

Madhya Pradesh 

All asymptomatic passengers require 7 days of home quarantine except for business or corporate travelers. 

As borders open for tourism, get closer to nature on Safari tours

 

Maharashtra

No mandatory quarantine for short term visit of fewer than 7 days unless submission of necessary documents, while home quarantine of 14 days for all travelers advised. 

Road trips promoted with lieu of a new draft for caravan traveling   

 

Manipur 

All travelers required to undergo institutional quarantine of 14 days. No mandatory quarantine for short term visits of less than 7 days and registration on QuarMon and Arogya setu app.

 

Meghalaya  

An institutional quarantine of up to 48 hours for the result to appear negative followed by 14 days of home quarantine. 

 

Mizoram  

The option of institutional quarantine of 14 days or 21 days of home quarantine followed by antibody testing. 

 

Nagaland

A mandatory 28 days of home quarantine for people of age above 60 years, children of 10 years or below, and pregnant woman & accompanying husband with active surveillance. Rest all to undergo 14 days of institutional and home quarantine respectively.

 

Odisha  

No mandatory quarantine for short term visit of fewer than 72 hours unless submission of necessary documents and registration on the Arogya setu app, home quarantine of 14 days for all travelers.

State government initiative to promote tourism

 

Puducherry 

All passengers will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine and for those without provision must inform in advance for administrative arrangements.  

Punjab

Home quarantine of 14 days for all domestic travelers while exemption for business travelers. 

 

Rajasthan

Voluntary home quarantine of 14 days also allowed in Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur. Travelers for shorter travel are exempt from quarantine.

 

Sikkim  

The option of institutional quarantine of 14 days or home quarantine followed by necessary hygiene protocols 

Domestic tourism to rise in lieu of better and finalized guidelines!

 

Tamil Nadu  

All passengers need to undergo 14 days of home quarantine unless otherwise entering from a red zone resulting in 7 days of institutional quarantine followed by self-monitoring. 

 

Telangana  

No restriction on passengers with no symptoms. Quarantine measures will be provided by health authorities. 

 

Tripura  

All travelers are to undergo 14 days of home quarantine unless cleared for the foreign travel history that exists leading to institutional quarantine. 

 

Uttar Pradesh 

Home quarantine of 14 days for all travelers, No mandatory quarantine for short term visit of fewer than 72 hours unless submission of necessary documents.

Good news for the Taj Mahal as it opens up today, allowing no less than 5000 visitors a day!

 

Uttarakhand 

As the state reopens for tourism, it is not necessary to carry a coronavirus negative report. Tourists will only have to register on smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in and provide the mode of transport for travel.

 

West Bengal  

All negative tested passengers are to undergo a 14 day home quarantine. Passengers displaying symptoms have to undergo institutional quarantine. Health authorities to instruct quarantine case wise for quarantine. 

Kolkata yet to open for tourism though Darjeeling, Kalimpong open for tourists!

Bengal forests to reopen for tourists from Sept 23!

Thermal screening essential at entry points of all states.

As neighboring countries like the Maldives, Sri-lanka open for tourism, it can help in a better circuit as a travel bubble for a perfect vacation!

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