Pre-Departure RT-PCR Tests Mandatory In India For Flyers From Six Countries; Check Details Here

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New Delhi, 2nd January 2022: Today (December 2), the Minister of Health & Family Welfare said that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in China, pre-departure RT-PCR tests will be required from six countries.

The test must be completed within 72 hours before departure.

The MoHFW said in a statement, “In the context of the evolving trajectory of COVID-19 cases in some countries especially China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Japan and reports regarding the circulation of variants of SARS-CoV-2 in these countries, it has been decided that the existing guidelines for international arrivals need to be revised and updated.”

It further read, “As per the revised guidelines, a mandatory requirement for pre-departure RT-PCR testing (to be conducted within 72 hrs before undertaking the journey) has been introduced for passengers in all international flights from these countries (mentioned in para 2 above),”
Regardless of where they came from, transiting travelers will likewise be subject to this rule when they arrive at any airport in India.”