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COVID19: Testing (and vaccination) Requirements to enter India

COVID19: Testing (and vaccination) Requirements to enter India

Old Feb 10, 22, 6:09 am
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Hope EU/UK also drops PCR requirements for fully vax to make things even better.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 6:28 am
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For those tourists who have entered India during these pandemic times, were there any hiccups regarding the COVID-19 app downloads and using non-Indian mobile numbers to confirm anything? Basically, can things be taken care of in the apps pre-departure?

I ask specifically because I had read about issues in other countries, namely the UAE, with regards to their pandemic-specific apps.

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Old Feb 10, 22, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by galaticos View Post
New rules for International Arrivals effective 14th FEB - step towards normalcy restoration..

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guideli...bruary2022.pdf
Great news. I am scheduled to arrive in DEL on Feb 17th so this is perfect for me.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento View Post
For those tourists who have entered India during these pandemic times, were there any hiccups regarding the COVID-19 app downloads and using non-Indian mobile numbers to confirm anything? Basically, can things be taken care of in the apps pre-departure?

I ask specifically because I had read about issues in other countries, namely the UAE, with regards to their pandemic-specific apps.

Cheers,
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I don't think anyone looking at or for the Aarogyu Setu app at all, either at the airport or outside
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Old Feb 10, 22, 3:17 pm
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Notably absent: The UAE, which has something like 95% vaccination rates. Stated reasoning for included countries is 'reciprocity' to other countries that recognize Indian vaccination certificates, as though the UAE doesn't recognize India's (they do). Obvious real reasons would be because the UAE requires an additional test at the airport from India, plus the fact that India openly wants to push the UAE airlines to accept lower flight allowances in their bilaterals--Gulf papers are saying how disruptive this is and how it has come up in the Free Trade Agreement between India and the UAE that is likely to be signed this month.

Separately, India still hasn't allowed Canada or the UK back into the e-visa scheme. Stated reasoning back in September was because 'Indians were facing difficulties entering those countries' whatever that meant. I suppose they've forgotten to update it since that time, much like how they never bothered to check up on New Zealand's numbers of 50 a day before labeling it a 'country at-risk' while the US suspiciously stayed off that list during the height of Omicron with its 500,000 cases a day.
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Old Feb 10, 22, 3:53 pm
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Also Germany is missing… they were the first in Europe to accept the Indian jab as equivalent back in late summer 2021. Seriously?
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Old Feb 11, 22, 1:34 am
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Also Germany is missing… they were the first in Europe to accept the Indian jab as equivalent back in late summer 2021. Seriously?
Someone from MOCA has been following this forum and is upset by your posts
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Old Feb 12, 22, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by superboi View Post
Summary of these rules:

1. No more on-arrival testing for travellers from at-risk countries.
2. Random testing of 2% will continue.
3. Pre-departure negative RTPCR test not required for fully vaccinated travellers.
No. 3 is a big one!
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Old Feb 13, 22, 1:07 am
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CCU going against the trend:

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Old Feb 13, 22, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Tinman Rajasthan has announced PCR for all int. arrivals..
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Old Feb 13, 22, 2:48 pm
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Since fully vaccinated people do not need a negative PCR test report, will they accept US CDC issued vaccination cards as proof?
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Old Feb 14, 22, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by washingtonian_2017 View Post
Since fully vaccinated people do not need a negative PCR test report, will they accept US CDC issued vaccination cards as proof?
Guidelines don't prescribe a format for vaccination certificates so as long as the details match your passport it should be fine.
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Old Feb 14, 22, 12:57 am
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ATQ twitter showing the last day of arrival PCR tests?

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Old Feb 14, 22, 6:28 am
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As of today Feb 14, the Air Suvidha form is still showing that uploading PCR result is mandatory. https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsu...o-registration. Of course babus forgot to change it. I totally expected this.
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Old Feb 14, 22, 6:32 am
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Originally Posted by leonidas View Post
As of today Feb 14, the Air Suvidha form is still showing that uploading PCR result is mandatory. https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsu...o-registration. Of course babus forgot to change it. I totally expected this.
I think upload vaccine certificate in both places not like there's a mechanism to check..
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