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India Travel Restrictions

49.92% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 49.05% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter India.

India entry details and exceptions

Travelers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card/booklet and travelers with a Person of Indian Origin (PIO)card are eligible to enter the country, as are their minor children and spouses, or students attending an Indian institution, if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI / PIO card holder.

Travelers may transit through India from a neighboring country if traveling via India to their country of residence.


Outgoing travel to IndiaTravelling from New Zealand to India

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to India.

Details and exceptions

Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Russian Fed., Ukraine and United Arab Emirates are subject to a Covid-19 molecular test upon arrival at their own expense.

Passengers arriving from Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom are also subject to a Covid-19 molecular test upon arrival and another test on day 7 at their own expense.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering India.

Details and exceptions

Anyone arriving to India will be required to go into 7 days quarantine at an institution at their own cost, followed by 7 days self-quarantine.

This requirement can be removed if presenting a negative RT-PCR test, no older than 72 hours. But all arrivals from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil must quarantine for 7 days, regardless of testing.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from India

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from India must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from India will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter India. Please check the official guidelines from India for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter India.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter India.

  • Mask usage in India is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in India are open with restrictions. Bars in India are closed.

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