How Can Citizens of the United States Enter India During Coronavirus?

How Can Citizens of the United States Enter India During Coronavirus?

iVisa | Updated on Aug 13, 2020

India is a worldwide attraction for many international travelers. We know you want to have your photo in front of the Taj Mahal and enjoy this 17th-century mausoleum. This spectacular site is just one flight away from the United States. However, due to the COVID-19, there are new regulations for international visitors entering India.

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Travelers arriving from August 8th, 2020 onwards will need a Self-Declaration Form to enter India. The Indian government demands this requirement to continue controlling the coronavirus pandemic. US Citizens will need this document to have a smooth entry to India.

Wondering how you will get your Self-Declaration Form? iVisa has the perfect solution! Now you can apply for the Self-Declaration Form through the iVisa platform. Try this fast, simple, and 100% trustworthy service.

Explore more about these regulations in the next FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why do I need a Self-Declaration Form?

The Self-Declaration Form is the new regulation put in place to safeguard the health of international visitors and the Indian population. This is a mandatory requirement for all international passengers entering India. Therefore, if you were thinking of visiting India soon, then you must have the Self-Declaration Form before traveling. The document will assure Indian authorities you are accepting all the health guidelines during your stay which includes a quarantine.

I’m a US citizen, should I get a Self Declaration Form?

Yes, any international passenger entering India must get a Self-Declaration Form. Citizens of the United States are not exempt from this requirement, so they need this document. India has allowed just a few nationalities to enter its territory during coronavirus and this group includes the United States. Americans are lucky to have the possibility to enter India, so start the Self-Declaration Form now!

Do I need to quarantine in India?

Yes, one of the regulations to control the coronavirus pandemic is a 14-day quarantine for all international travelers. The Indian government has established a specific procedure for this quarantine. The first 7 days must be done in an institution provided by the government at the visitor’s expense and the final 7 days can be done at home.

Do you need further information about quarantine in India? Then contact our expert customer service team.

I have a special situation, can I skip quarantine?

Unfortunately, you can’t skip quarantine. This is a mandatory requirement for all international travelers and you accept it through the Self-Declaration Form. However, there is a possibility to do the 14-day quarantine at home. You can present your special case if it’s related to the next situations:

  • There is a significant reason to do a home quarantine, such as serious illness, pregnancy, death within your family or you have young children (10 years old or younger).
  • You have a negative COVID-19 test that you took no more than 96 hours before the trip and you present a declaration stating the authenticity of the test.

During your application, you can provide all the documentation necessary to prove you are under those circumstances. If the Indian government approves it, then you can do the 14 days of quarantine at home.

What information is required?

You must provide personal information and details about your Indian trip. During your application for your Self-Declaration Form you will have to provide the next items:

  • Passport scan, with a clear view of your picture and personal details.
  • Email Address, to get your final documentation from iVisa.
  • Payment, you can pay with your Paypal account or with a credit/debit card.

What are the procedure times?

The Self-Declaration Form with iVisa has three alternatives for waiting periods:

  • Standard option, the most common service to obtain the Self-Declaration Form.
  • Rush option, a rapid alternative when you can’t wait any longer.
  • Super Rush option, for the highest price your document is ready as soon as possible.

What is the Self-Declaration Form process?

iVisa has created a simple form where you will only need between 15 to 20 minutes of your time. These are the steps to follow:

  • Fill out the online form with your details and pick a processing time.
  • Double-check your answers and pay with Paypal or with a credit/debit card.
  • Attach the documents required, such as your passport.

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What should I do when I arrive?

Just follow the steps mandated by the Indian Government. You will go through a thermal screening to check on your temperature and see if you have any symptoms that could potentially be from coronavirus. For your final clearance, show the Self-Declaration Form to airport officers and go to the assigned institution for the first week of quarantine. Your second week can be done at home and after that, you are ready to visit India.

How secure is iVisa?

iVisa is 100% secure. iVisa is an international company that complies with security guidelines through all its processes. iVisa has a professional team working tirelessly to bring you the best service for your Self-Declaration Form. Check the customers’ reviews to know more about iVisa.

I have some questions, where can I get more info?

We are happy to help you with your questions, contact our amazing support agents that are available 24/7.

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