Travel guidelines for Indians: Know travel guidelines before traveling to US, UAE, UK and other countries

Several countries have relaxed travel guidelines for travelers arriving from India in the wake of a sharp drop in new cases of COVID-19. Whereas scheduled international flights are suspended in India since March 2020. Airlines have been operating special international passenger flights since July 2020 under an air bubble arrangement with 28 countries.

Have a look at the guidelines before traveling to UK, US, UAE and other countries:


The US on August 17 eased travel restrictions for India to reduce it to Level 2. The travel of Indians to the US is prohibited, except in certain categories. From May this year, the US had banned the entry of travelers coming from India.

The current US sanctions have been renewed repeatedly at 30-day intervals and are expected to be extended before they expire on August 21.


According to the latest UAE government health requirement, every passenger will have to show a negative RT-PCR report at the airport six hours old before boarding the plane.

United Kingdom (UK)

The UK government on 17 August updated its official travel advisory for India to reflect the country’s upgraded status under the COVID-19-based traffic light system, which now recommends only essential travel.

India shifted from the UK Red List to Amber on 8 August. Entry into the UK from locations on the Amber List requires the first three COVID-19 tests, at least three days prior to departure; Second, on or after the day of Advent, and third, on or after day eight.

Fully vaccinated British nationals returning from India no longer need quarantine.

The European Union

Despite the decline in new COVID-19 cases, India remains on the red list of several EU countries. The Czech Republic has placed restrictions on travelers coming from India and only Czech citizens and residents can travel from this country.

Austria and Estonia and Iceland have put India in the red list. Travelers can reach the country only for basic reasons and will have to undergo a ten-day self-quarantine and double test.

India has been placed in Ireland’s designated state list, which means travelers arriving from India will have to show a PCR or antigen test report before a trip and undergo a 14-day quarantine.


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