On November 30, 2021, Karnataka mandated that all international arrivals in the state be tested for Covid-19 on arrival. This guideline was intended to be a failsafe over and above the health guidelines from the Indian Government, which mandated testing of people from specific geographies. However, as it turned out, with one testing vendor on the ground, this quickly became a problem with people waiting over 6 hours to get their reports. Karnataka has now scaled down the requirements for testing on arrival As per a new order issued last night, Karnataka has now downgraded the requirements to align with the Central Government’s requirements. The new order issued says, As per the revised protocol, travellers from certain specified countries (based…
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It has been clarified that Rapid PCR test results will also be accepted for evaluation on arrival in India, as a part of the new test requirements introduced effective December 1, 2021. Details inside.
India announced that regular international flights will reopen on December 15, 2021. It might now be rethinking its decision. Here is what we know so far.
The US is considering some big moves on the back of the discovery of the Omicron variant of the CoronaVirus recently. For one, they are most probably shrinking the timeline for a negative test for arrival in the US. Also, other harsher measures are on the table, such as post-arrival testing and quarantine.
Planning to fly into Maharashtra from anywhere inside India? You will now need to present an RT-PCR report to arrive in the state, even if you are fully vaccinated and can present proof for the same. Here are the details of the updated rules and requirements.
A new requirement from the Government of Maharashtra, effective December 1, 2021, requires all international arrivals to home quarantine + RT-PCR on arrival. In addition, those arriving from at-risk countries will have to undergo a 7-day institutional quarantine.
India will require travellers arriving into the country from various at-risk countries to be testing on arrival, as well as require a random 2% sample for every international flight to be tested effective December 1, 2021. Here are the details.
The United Kingdom has re-instituted requirements for an RT-PCR test on arrival into the UK, effective November 30, 2021. Details inside.
American Express is changing the lounge access policies at the Delhi Airport American Express Lounge. Effective December 2021, there will be a charge applicable for Lounge Access for guests of cardmembers in the lounge.
In some good news for Indian travellers and those travelling to India, India has opened up its borders to international travellers with effect from December 15, 2021, with some restrictions.
IndiGo and Vistara have just announced the launch of Vaccinated Travel Lane flights between India and Singapore, offering customers the option of flying into Singapore without quarantine as long as they are fully vaccinated.