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Covid Test for India

If you are travelling from the UK to India, it is necessary to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, allowing you to travel to India without complications.

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Latest Updates

As of June 2021, all regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. Further information can be found on the government website.

From 23 April 2021, visitors who have been in or transited through India in the previous 10 days cannot enter the UK.

Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to India from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken no more than 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to India.

India is on the red list for entering England. You will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. If you’re planning to return to the UK from India, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider. See our antigen page for details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test.

India Travel Advice

Can I travel to India?

Yes. However, in order to travel to India from the UK you are required to submit a self-declaration form on the New Delhi Airport portal within 72 hours of your scheduled travel.

Furthermore, if you are travelling from the UK to India you must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, as well as your travel history for the past 14 days.

Which Covid-19 test do I need to travel to India?

If you are travelling to India from the UK then you must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of your departure. 

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to India?

If travelling to India, the price of a Covid test is £149. This covers the cost of a PCR test and a Fit to Fly certificate. However, you will still be required to submit a self-declaration form within 72 hours of travel.

What documentation will I receive following my Covid-19 test?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with a negative PCR test and a Fit to Fly certificate. However, you will still be required to submit a self-declaration form within 72 hours of travel.

Is quarantine mandatory for travellers arriving in India during Covid-19?

Yes. Upon arrival in India travellers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days at their own cost. This consists of 7 days in a government facility and 7 days at home.

Are there any quarantine exemptions for travellers arriving in India during Covid-19?

Only for compelling reasons/causes of human distress such as pregnancy, bereavement, serious illness or children under the age of 10 may travellers home quarantine for 14 days.

Does India accept Covid-19 Proof of Recovery documents?

As of July 2021, India does not allow proof of recovery certificates for travellers arriving from the UK to enter the country. Further information can be found on the government website.

Inbound UK Travel

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to enter the UK from India?

A red list country is a country where travel to the UK is banned. Travellers arriving from a red list country will need to:

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to take once I have arrived in the UK?

India is on the red list for travel. Once you have arrived in the UK from India you must:

  • Quarantine for 10 days in a managed hotel.
  • Take the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests.

Medicspot are currently unable to provide test kits for travellers returning to England from a red list country or territory.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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