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Entry Restrictions to South Asia

 

Bangladesh

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • Passengers to/from China, Malaysia, Maldives, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UAE and the United Kingdom as approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers are required to fill in a Health Clearance Form provided during boarding.
  • Passengers are subject to a 14-days quarantine.
  • Passengers must possess a negative PCR test result medical certificate within 72 hours of the flight departure and show it to the Health Department upon arrival. Those without “PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate and positive for COVID-19 will be denied entry.

     

 

The requirement to provide PCR based COVID-19 negative certificates does not apply to:

  • Diplomatic, Official and Laissez-Passer holders posted in diplomatic missions in Bangladesh and their family members (including holders of ordinary passports) with valid visas. The diplomatic missions are advised to self-quarantine of their diplomats/employees if travelling to Bangladesh.

 

 

India

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

Following categories of foreign nationals permitted to enter India by water routes, or by flight including those under the vande bharat mission or air bubble scheme or by any non-schedule commercial flights as allowed by Ministry of civil aviation;

  • India nationals
  • Foreign nationals with Residents of India status;
  • Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan are permitted to come to India from any country including any third country
  • Foreign nationals holding an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or Passengers with a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card holder
  • Students holding Foreign passport if one of the parents is an India national or OCI card holder
  • Children holding foreign passport with one of the parents is an India national or OCI card holder
  • Foreign nationals being spouses of India national
  • Foreign nationals being Single parents of a minor who is India national or OCI card holder;
  • Foreign nationals holding valid visa (excluding medical visas issued on or before 21st October 2020, and tourist visas) issued by India;
  • Foreign nationals returning from a neighbouring country via India to their country of residence.
  • All foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category dependent VISA).
  • Foreigners travelling on emergency cases they are required to contact the Indian embassy/High commission in that particular country for issuance of VISA

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter on tourist visa, E-VISA, Medical VISA.
  • All internationals travellers coming from UK or having history of travel to UK for the last 14 days are not allowed to enter into India.

 

For more information, please visit www.boi.gov.in for latest travel advisory.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Passengers are required to:

  • Download “AROGYA SETU” application on their mobile devices.

     

  • Submit self-declaration form on the online portal www.newdelhiairport.in for Delhi as well as other Indian cities before the 72 hours prior to their scheduled travel or physically after arrival at respective health counter.
  • Undergo RT-PCR test at the point of departure 96 hours before commencement of journey.
  • Alternatively, the arriving International passengers have the option of getting an RT-PCR test done at the entry airport.

     

  • Passengers with negative test result will be permitted to take connecting flight other domestic destinations in India without undergoing quarantine at the city of entry airport.
  • Passengers with negative test result and exiting from the city of entry airport will be exempted from undergo quarantine at the Institutional Quarantine but instead allowed to undergo home quarantine

 

More details available at on www.newdelhiairport.in or www.mohfw.gov.in

 

Additional Information

  • All scheduled and international commercial passenger services to/from India until 31st January 2021 remains cancelled.
  • Restriction not applicable for International Cargo Operations.
  • The Charter, Repatriation and Rescue flights are allowed entry into India subject to the Government approval 

 

 

Nepal

 

Updated as at 5th January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

  • All nationals subject to visa requirement
    • Following passengers are required to apply entry visa on arrival:
      • Foreign National passport holding non-residence Nepali (NRNs)
      • ii.  Foreign Diplomatic/Official passport holder based in Nepal
      • UN passport or Laissez-Passer holder.
      • Foreign National involving with Development Partner Organizations (DPO)
      • Above category of passengers allowed with their family members.
    • All other foreign passport holders with exception of India nationals will require visa prior to departure. Passengers need to apply from Nepal diplomatic mission office abroad.

 

The following passengers are not allowed entry:

  • All nationalities arriving, transiting, and originating from UK are not allowed to enter Nepal effective 24th December 2020.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

  • Passengers must have COVID-19 PCR Swab Test- Negative Lab Report taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Child age five (5) years old and below are exempted from the aforementioned. Parent must accompany the child.
  • Passengers must complete and print the online form as specified in the website of CCMC Nepal www.ccmc.gov.np.
  • Passengers must undergo body temperature checks upon arrival. Any passenger with a temperature of 37.5°C or higher will be isolated and send to the nearest hospital.
  • Passengers are subject to a mandatory quarantine for 14 days as per below:
    • Nepal nationals– self isolation at home.
    • Foreigners – at any hotel at their own cost
  • For further information, please refer to the link below:

 

 

 

Sri Lanka

 

Updated as at 21st January 2021

 

Category of Passengers Allowed Entry

Sri Lanka opens its border from 21st January 2021 for international arrivals.

  • Sri Lankan nationals.
  • Foreigners holding valid tourist visa.

 

Travel Procedures & Quarantine Order

Passengers are required to provide/prepare the following prior to their departure into Sri Lanka:

Sri Lankan Nationals

  • A negative PCR test report issued within 96 hours prior to boarding.
  • Valid passport and hold valid approval from the Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Home Affairs
  • The charges for two (2) PCR tests will be included in the air tickets fare.
  • The 14-day quarantine charges shall be borne by passengers and paid upon arrival.

 

Foreign Nationals

  • A negative PCR test report issued within 96 hours prior to boarding.
  • Valid tourist visa (online).
  • Evidence of two (2) PCR tests paid when processing visa on-line.
  • COVID-19 Insurance covering five (5) million Sri Lankan Rupees or equivalent and validity of insurance minimum one (1) month.
  • Health Declaration Form (must be completed in prior to arrival).
  • Passengers must wear face mask (PPE) when disembarking.

 

Additional Information

 

Last updated 21 January 2021, 1430hrs (GMT+8)

 

 

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