India is now allowing fully vaccinated travellers from 99 countries to enter without the need to quarantine.
The guidelines updated last week say travellers from these 99 countries will be allowed to skip a post-arrival Covid test but must monitor their health for the next 14 days.
Travellers from the countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Singapore, would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India including post-arrival testing.
While the countries in category A are those with which the Government of India has an agreement for mutual recognition vaccination certificate for individuals fully vaccinated with Nationally recognized or WHO recognized COVID-19 vaccine and those exempting Indian citizens fully vaccinated with Nationally recognized or WHO recognized vaccines.
India had closed its borders to all international travellers in March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tourists on chartered flights had already been allowed to enter India since last month granted entry, and the authorities expanded that to arrivals on commercial flights from15 November.