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What to know about travelling to India from Singapore during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Singaporeans travelling to India.

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Home to the Taj Mahal and the most incredible flavours that the culinary world has to offer, India offers Singaporean visitors a bustling escape from the everyday. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, India is currently closed to Singaporeans.

In this guide you’ll find who can enter India from Singapore, when the borders are set to open, the permits you’ll need and the quarantine/testing requirements needed for entry.

Can I travel from Singapore to India?

India is temporarily closed to Singaporean tourists as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Keep in mind that flights to India, whether direct from Singapore or not, may be limited, Singaporeans should note the following travel bans are in place for flights to and from India.

Latest information for India

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When can I travel to India? When will the India borders open?

India is only allowing Singaporean visitors for essential travel alongside citizens and residents. If you’re a tourist from Singapore who is looking to visit, check back in with this page as it will be updated with the latest news.

COVID-19 statistics in India vs Singapore

Are there any exemptions for travelling to India?

Singaporean visitors who are citizens or permanent residents of India are permitted to return at any point. Essential travellers from Singapore are also allowed. The following people are allowed to travel to India:

  • Overseas Citizens of India and Persons of India cardholders
  • Indian nationals or citizens who want to return home after being stuck overseas
  • Foreign nationals who are in possession of a valid visa for India (expired visas can be renewed) – reasons include medical treatment, business, education, conferences, research and employment
  • Foreign nationals who want to visit India via by sea or air (they must enter through valid ports of immigration)
Keep in mind that tourist visas are still not available to Singaporeans.

Can I travel to India if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Yes, if you're Singaporean and a permanent resident or citizen of India, you are allowed to return to your home.

Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from Singapore will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for India coming from Singapore?

Do I need a permit to enter India?

All visitors from Singapore must submit a Self Declaration Form prior to arriving in India. In the form, Singaporeans must include a negative result to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No, Singaporean travellers do not need proof of vaccination to enter India.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for India?

Yes, travellers from Singapore need to provide a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, which should be attached to your permit. Singaporean visitors who are travelling to India as a result of a death in the family are exempted from this rule – an exception must be applied for through Air Suvidha at least 72 hours before departure.

Visitors from Singapore who have passed through or been to the following countries within the last 14 days will be separated during the flight:

  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
All Singaporeans who have arrived from the United Kingdom, Europe or the Middle East must pay for a confirmatory molecular test when they arrive in India. Singaporeans from the Middle East or Europe will provide a sample at the airport and will be asked to monitor themselves for 14 days if the test is negative. Positive results will require treatment.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in India?

Singaporeans arriving in India from the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa or the Middle East must undertake 14 days of hotel quarantine at their own cost. Travellers from Singapore will be tested on the seventh day after their arrival, allowing those with negative results to finish their quarantine at home. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a designated location.

Frequently asked questions about travelling from Singapore to India:

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