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On February 10th, India has revised the guidelines for international arrivals which will come into effect starting Monday, 14th February 2022.

As per the new guidelines, India has is removing the categories of “at-risk” countries and has scrapped the seven-day mandatory quarantine. India’s health authorities recommend self-monitoring of 14 days for symptomatic individuals.

The Union Health Ministry stated that there is a need to monitor the continuously changing Covid-19 virus but accepted that economic activities need to be taken up in an unhindered manner.

According to the latest guidelines, all international arrivals have to fill a self-declaration form online. The form can be found on the Air Suvidha website. In addition to that, all travelers must present a traveling history of the past 14 days and a negative RT-PCR test must be updated to the portal. The sample should be taken no longer than 72 hours before the departure date. Alternatively, travelers can present vaccine cards given that they are fully vaccinated and the passengers must be arriving from the 72 countries whose vaccination programs are recognized by the Indian government.

Some of the countries that opened their borders for international tourism include. Australia, Philippines, and New Zealand. 

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