As the UK eases travel restrictions, more and more people will be looking to go on holiday. However, Omicron remains a threat across the world and many countries continue to have strict entry requirements. It is important to ensure that if you are planning to travel overseas that you are aware of all rules and regulations.
Travel advice seems to change all the time, so to save you trying to figure out what the latest travel advice is, MyLondon has put it together for you. Here’s everything you need to know about India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
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Scheduled international flights remain suspended, but there are currently a limited number of flights between India and the UK. These arrangements may change at short notice and you should check with your airline for any changes.
If you manage to catch a flight, all travelers will be thermally screened by health authorities upon arrival in India. All travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, must complete a self-declaration form on the “Air Suvidha” portal before the planned trip and upload a negative Covid-19 PCR test. This test must have been carried out within 72 hours before departure.
Recent changes to travel regulations mean that all passengers must complete a mandatory 7-day quarantine upon arrival, even if you are vaccinated. Another Covid-19 PCR test is required on the 8th day of arrival in India. If the test on the 8th day is negative, you must self-monitor your health for the next 7 days. Day 8 test results should be uploaded to the “Air Suvidha” portal .
All passengers arriving in Sri Lanka must have proof of Covid-19 travel insurance. You will also need proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. If you are traveling by cruise ship, you will not be permitted to disembark in the country, including for temporary shore visits.
An online pre-travel medical registration form must also be completed by all UK travellers. When presenting proof of your vaccination status, it is important to note that Sri Lanka will only accept the letter version from the UK proof of recovery from COVID-19 and vaccination record . They will not accept the app version.
Travelers aged 6 and over are required to present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken up to 48 hours before the start of the trip. Passengers aged 15 and over must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to undertake flights to Pakistan.
Passengers who hold a medical certificate attesting that they have been medically advised against being vaccinated against Covid-19 are exempt from this obligation. If you are traveling by air, you will be given a Rapid Antigen test upon arrival at airports in Pakistan. Travelers who test positive will be moved to a self-pay facility for a 10-day quarantine.
Passengers arriving from the UK will need:
A medical certificate showing a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure (for passengers aged 12 or over)
Confirmation of your vaccination status, with completed vaccination course 14 days prior to entry, if relying on completed Covid-19 vaccination course for quarantine exemptions (see quarantine requirements)
A completed health declaration form and passenger locator form provided by the cabin crew.
You may be subject to additional health screening measures at the airport.
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When traveling to Nepal from or via the UK, you will need to present certain documents:
a certificate showing a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, performed within 72 hours of the first departure flight. (See “Demonstrate your COVID-19 status” )
a visa or prior authorization document. Persons certified as vaccinated can obtain a visa on arrival
a travel insurance document that covers health, immediate crisis or rescue for the duration of your trip
a barcode generated from the online application of the online international travel arrival form. See ARM-DIMS
Nepal will accept UK proof of recovery from COVID-19 and vaccination record .
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