Karnataka’s Rules for International Arrivals, Air Bubble Flights to Bengaluru, Guidelines for Arrival at Bengaluru Airport

(Updated on April 15, 2021) In compliance with the Ministry of Aviation’s new guidelines for international travelers flying into India on or after February 23, 2021, Karnataka revised its regulations for international arrivals at Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport and other ports of entry in the state. A pre-arrival RT-PCR report approved on Air Suvidha and 14-day home-quarantine/self-monitoring of health on arrival are now mandatory for Karnataka-bound international travelers.

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Filling out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha within 72 hours of undertaking the scheduled journey to India is equally mandatory. Please note everyone arriving into Karnataka from abroad must carry a negative RT-PCR test report, regardless of their age and vaccination status. However, there is an exemption. If you are traveling to Karnataka or some other state via Karnataka because of a death in the family, you can seek exemption on Air Suvidha from taking a pre-arrival RT-PCR test given you travel on nonstop flights to India.

For instance, traveling on nonstop Air India flights to Bengaluru from San Francisco or Singapore or London makes you eligible for exemption from taking a pre-departure RT-PCR test only in the exigency of death in the family. You should seek approval for your exemption request on Air Suvidha by uploading valid documents and must give your swab sample for a molecular test on arrival.

If you transit in Europe or Middle East

As per the current rules for international arrivals into India, if you arrive from or transit in the Middle East or Europe (excluding the UK), you can exit the arrival airport or take a connecting domestic flight within or outside the state of Karnataka after giving your swab sample for a test at a designated area of the airport. You don’t need to wait for the test result, which will be communicated to you via email or over phone. If negative, you will be advised to self-monitor your health for 14 days. Please note self-monitoring of health does not mean home quarantine.

The post-arrival process is less stringent for those arriving on Lufthansa or Emirates or Qatar Airways flights to Bengaluru from USA or any other country. IndianEagle.com, a most-trusted travel-booking company in the US, is booking cheap Emirates flights to Bangalore and cheap Qatar Airways tickets to India. Please note only foreign nationals with a valid visa (neither OCI card nor tourist visa) can travel on Lufthansa to Bengaluru.

If you arrive from or transit in the UK

If you take flights to Bengaluru from or via the UK, Brazil, or South Africa, you will have to wait at BLR Airport until the result of the molecular test of your swab sample is delivered. You will be allowed to exit the airport or make onward domestic travel and undergo 7-day home quarantine if you test negative. You fall in this scenario if you travel on British Airways flights to Bangalore via London Heathrow.

Exemption from taking a molecular test on arrival

Arriving on nonstop flights to Bengaluru from USA or any other country except Europe, Brazil and South Africa gets you exempted from taking a molecular test on arrival, provided you carry a negative RT-PCR report uploaded on Air Suvidha within 72 hours of undertaking the journey from abroad.

Who can travel to Bengaluru, India from abroad? 

All Indian passport holders, foreign citizens with/without OCI/PIO cards, and foreign nationals having valid visas to India (as per the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines) can travel to Bengaluru on VBM flights and air bubble flights from USA, Canada, the UK, the UAE, Singapore and other few countries. Please note the tourist visa to India is currently suspended.

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Guidelines for short-term international arrivals in Bengaluru

International travelers flying into Bengaluru for a business purpose, visa renewal, or emergency in family can travel back within 14 days provided they follow Karnataka’s guidelines for short-term/business travelers from abroad. The aforementioned pre-arrival requirements, including submission of a self-declaration form and a negative RT-PCR report, apply to international travelers on a short visit to Bengaluru. You need to meet the following requirements if you are an international traveler planning on making a short trip to Karnataka.

  • You must carry a confirmed ticket for return travel within 14 days from the date of arrival
  • You must produce valid documents regarding the purpose of visit, the place of stay, hotel reservation, etc.
  • You must provide address proof of person/s you will meet during the short trip in Karnataka
  • You may undergo a COVID test on arrival at Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport
  • You must take an RT-PCR test on the 7th day of your arrival if your stay exceeds 7 days

COVID19 testing facility at Bangalore International Airport 

Kempegowda International Airport has a dedicated COVID-19 testing facility for passengers, both inbound and outbound. The 24/7 COVID testing center near the arrivals area of the terminal offers both Rapid RT-PCR tests (Abbott ID NOW) and regular RT-PCR tests. The result of a Rapid RT-PCR test is available in 30 minutes, whereas the regular RT-PCR test results are issued within 24 hours from the time of testing. A Rapid RT-PCR test costs Rs 4900 per individual, and a regular RT-PCR test costs Rs 1200 per individual. You can log on https://aurigaresearch.com/covid-19-testing/ for the advance booking of a slot for RT-PCR testing at Bangalore Airport.

After arrival at airports in Karnataka 

Karnataka’s guidelines for international inbound travelers include mandatory thermal screening and pulse oximeter reading on arrival at Bangalore and Mangalore international airports . Every traveler flying in from abroad undergoes thermal screening and pulse oximeter testing. If he/she is found symptomatic (feverish temperature, cough, cold, sore throat), they will be isolated and taken to a dedicated health facility for payable COVID19 testing. If they test positive with severe symptoms, they will be quarantined at a paid or government facility until they are negative.

This guide on traveling to and arrival in Karnataka is part of our continued effort to provide the latest information about travel to and from India on VBM or air bubble flights. The current scenario of travel regulations and restrictions needs you to be well-informed about latest updates on Karnataka’s entry requirements for international travelers. Indian Eagle, a most trusted travel-booking partner of Indian Diaspora, is committed to making air travel easier amid the pandemic.

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  1. Miloni Patel

    Please put article date and update on when the above rules are valid for as rules are changing by the day.

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      • Naresh Kumar

        Hi Team,

        I am travelling from London to Bangalore on Dec 19 2020 along with my wife. Wanted to know is Covid test mandatory to be done. And -ve result need to be submitted in RT PCR test taken 72 hrs prior? Or is it ok of we arrive at Bangalore without a covid test taken? Is there any provision available at airport to take the test for international passengers and also what are the procedures to be followed to travel to Bangalore from London?

        Airlines : British Airways.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Naresh! Karnataka government has scrapped institutional quarantine for asymptomatic travelers flying directly to Bangalore from abroad. If Bangalore is your first port of entry and your final destination is in Karnataka, you don’t need a RT-PCR test. If you arrive at Bangalore with a COVID test taken within 72 hours of undertaking the journey from London and approved on Air Suvidha, you will also get exempted from home quarantine. Bangalore airport does not have a dedicated a COVID testing facility for all international arrivals.

          Reply
          • Girija

            I tried to upload RT-PCR test result (Negative) on Air Suvidha. As the first port of entry is Bengaluru, the websie is not allowing it.

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Girija! If you are asymptomatic, you don’t need a RT-PCR test to travel to Bengaluru. However, Air Suvidha should approve it.

          • Pooja

            Do babies need negative rt PCR test on arrival at Bangalore airport if we are flying on non stop slight from SFO to BLR?

      • Lara

        HI! my colleague is suppose to travel next week to Bangalore on a business visa. Can you get tested in India dinrectly instead of doing one before he leaves Europe?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Lara! FYI, there is no COVID testing facility at Bangalore Airport. If your friend is asymptomatic and if Bangalore is his/her first port of entry in India, he/she may not need an RT-PCR test.

          Reply
      • R K Nagubadi

        Hi
        i am travelling from London to Bengaluru on 24th December along with my family. My port of entry is Bangalore and i am travelling to Tirupati from there. Do we need to bring the PCR Test certificate. As we are travelling out of Karnataka state. Please could you advise on this.

        Regards

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi R K! If you and your family are asymptomatic and if you travel to Tirupati from Bengaluru on a private transport (like car), you don’t need a negative RT-PCR certificate.

          Reply
        • Vivek

          Hi,
          I am thinking to travel from Stockholm to Banglore on may 3rd I don’t know how the procedure goes should I get tested for covid-19 in sweden or can I do it in Banglore airport after arriving there. Can anyone tell me how it works.

          Reply
          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Vivek! As per the current guidelines, you need to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours before departure to enter India and also fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal. You need to upload the pre-arrival negative COVID report onto the same portal.

      • p Murhy

        Hi
        If I am traveling on 14th February to Bangalore can I take the the PCR test on the 12th? If I understand correctly test has to be done within 72 hrs of departure. Do I need a self declaration form filled out online? How about exemption form? Needs to be filed? Do I need to register at Seva Sindhu?
        Thank you

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Murthy! Yes, you need to take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours of departure. You can fill out the self-reporting form and apply for exemption based on the negative test report on Air Suvidha (a section of Delhi Airport website). In case your are unable to fill out the exemption form, you can carry the hard copy/a printout of the RT-PCR test report and show it upon arrival at BLR Airport. Make sure that the test report has a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab. Please note if you are traveling directly to Bangalore from the USA (not via any other airport), you don’t need to apply for exemption. You are required to register on SevaSindhu portal.

          Reply
    • Cijo Joy

      Please inform me that, I am travelling to bangalore for a short visit from Qatar together with RTPCR test result, Is it required any quarantine for me after reach Bangalore, and also Is that allowed to travel to another state within 48 hours

      Reply
    • Nikki

      Hi Team,

      Im travelling to BLR via Paris with my two kids aged 11 and 6? Do I need to get them tested for Covid PCR?

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Nikki! There is no exemption from testing for the 11-year-old. The 6-year-old may have exemption. It is recommended you get the 6-year-old too tested for hassle-free arrival given the current circumstances.

        Reply
        • Anshuman

          Hi Indian Eagle,

          I would be travelling to Bengaluru on 10th with a negative report and planning to stay there for 2 days and travel to Mumbai by 14th, what all requirements do i need to comply with also do I have to undergo mandatory home quarantine in Karnataka

          Reply
          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Anshuman! In addition to the negative RT-PCR test result, you need to share your onward travel plans and show the confirmed booking for travel to Mumbai upon arrival at BLR Airport. For a more definite answer, you can call the helpline of BLR Airport.

      • Sarvesh Shrivastava

        Hi, I am traveling to Bangalore from US with my port of entry in Mumbai. If I have a negative RT PCR test will I. e subjected to home quarantine once I reach Bangalore.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Sarvesh! May we know what airline you will travel on and via which country? Or, are you traveling on a direct flight to Mumbai from the USA?

          Reply
    • Maanasa

      Manasa v
      Hello team
      We are travelling to Chennai via Bengaluru from Germany with a toddler.we wanted to know the rules as per new guidelines
      Few questions
      1.rules for transit passengers
      2. How long does it take for the result
      3 norms for boarding the connecting flight
      Thanks

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Maanasa! As per the newly issued guidelines, the kid and you will have to give your swab samples for molecular testing upon arrival at BLR Airport. According to the new guidelines, you can take the connecting domestic flight without having to wait for the test result at BLR Airport. You and your kid must have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test reports issued in Germany.

        Reply
  2. Arun M

    What happens if you come only for 14 days? Obviously we cant stay cooped up at home for 14 days to fly back the 14th day? How does this work, it is more than 48 hrs, more than 7 days, but right at or under 14 days?

    Reply
  3. Sunil Koundinya

    Is this still valid?
    If I travel from SFO to BLR in Air India, i don’t have to quarantine anywhere? (except for the home quarantine)

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunil! If you are asymptomatic, you will undergo home quarantine only.

      Reply
      • Uzma

        Hiii my sister is arriving from Muscat oman to Bengaluru on 13th feb 2021 ,
        she has conceived does she need to undergo covid Test, can u suggest me about the latest rules.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Uzma! Usually, pregnant travelers are exempted from COVID testing and institutional quarantine. But it is subject to approval on Air Suvidha. Please be advised to apply for exemption in one of the special categories on Air Suvidha and upload valid documents validating pregnancy. If the exemption is approved, she needs no COVID test. If the exemption is rejected, she needs to take an RT-PCR before departure or a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport. Hope this information helps you.

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          • Uzma

            Hii
            Thank you so much for your valuable response, I really Appreciate .my sister tried to upload the pregnancy documents on Air Suvidha as Bengaluru is the first port of Entry and final Destination she is getting pop up as exemption is not required. Could u plz assist me?????

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Uzma! It means that she is not required to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha as Bangalore is her first and final destination. Please note she must not forget to carry her pregnancy documents. She needs to show the documents upon arrival at BLR Airport.

          • Kathir

            Hi Team,

            My brother is coming from canada to Bangalore with his family. Do he need Quarantine for 14 days?

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Kathir! If he is asymptomatic and has a negative RT-PCR test report, he will be exempted from institutional quarantine.

      • BINESH

         Hi, my wife is 6 months pregnant and she will be travelling from Abudhabi, UAE to Bengaluru on 13th March2021 with 72 hrs PCR negative result. She will arrive Bangalore airport on 14 May 2021 at 1.15am. Does she need to undergo covid test again at Bangalore airport. Could you please advise regarding the latest regulations.

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        • indianeagle Post author

          HI Binesh! Upon arrival at BLR Airport, she will have to give her swab sample for a molecular test. However, she will be allowed to exit the airport without having to wait for the result.

          Reply
  4. Chay

    For international passengers traveling to Bangalore do they check for rt-pcr test result? Is the test mandatory to be taken before journey start?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Swaroop! It depends. If you are directly flying to Bangalore, you don’t need a negative RT-PCR test report. If you are asymptomatic, you will be allowed to exit the airport and stamped for home quarantine. We can give you a specific answer if you share your itinerary.

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      • Sameena

        Hi,am travelling from saudi arabia via dubai to Bangalore with 2 kids under age 10 .do we need to bring pcr test report.we will be staying in Bangalore for 2 months.incase if we dont bring pcr test what are the rules. Please guide
        Thank you

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        • indianeagle Post author

          H Sameena! Traveling with kids below 10 years makes you eligible for exemption from testing. Please apply on Air Suvidha for exemption in the relevant category within 72 hours of your journey from Saudi. If the application is approved, you will get through to Bangalore without a RT-PCR test.

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      • akshay

        hello, thank you for the information.
        My question is, i am travelling from germany directly to bengalore airport and want to travel back to maharashtra. So what will be the quarantine guidliness for me. What i need to do if i want to travel back maharashtra. and what if i carry negative covid report?
        Please reply me.
        Thank you

        Reply
      • Saif Ali khan

        Hi my name is Saif Ali khan, I am from bihar. I am travelling from Patna to mangalore. Do I need to show pcr report, I have not done it. And also tomorrow is my interview. What should I do now??

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Saif! A negative RT-PCR report is not mandated by Karnataka for travelers from Bihar.

          Reply
  5. Ahmed Hamid

    Hi Indian Eagle,

    Many thanks for this site… much appreciate the detailed information esp the links to other sources of information that you provide.

    My question: I’m planning a visit to Dubai for 2-day meeting and returning on the 3rd morning/night to Bangalore (within 96 hours of taking the RT-PCR test in Bangalore).
    Will the (negative) test report be valid on my return to Bangalore, and will I be exempted from mandatory quarantine in Bangalore?

    Based on the above answer,and receipt of my visit visa to Dubai-I will go for the RT-PCR test.

    Thanks and kind regards,

    Ahmed

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ahmed! Thank you very much for appreciating our efforts! FYI, it is not longer 96 hours. As per the Government of India’s revised guidelines issued on November 5, you need to get tested within 72 hours of undertaking the journey to India. The content of this article will be updated shortly.

      Reply
      • Lalitha

        Hai I am lalitha.I’m travelling to Bangalore from London.But My native places is nellor in Andrapradesh .
        Can I travel without rt pcr test?and we are travelling with my son 7 years old. Can I get home quarantine in Nellore?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Lalitha! You will get home quarantine in Nellore if you mention Nellore as your final destination while filling out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha. Otherwise, you are likely to face home quarantine in Bangalore. You are eligible for exemption for traveling with a kid below 10 years of age. Please note you need to apply for exemption in this category on Air Suvidha.

          Reply
  6. Saroj Meher

    Hi Team, I will arrive at BLR airport from London and have domestic flight from Bangalore on the same day after 4-4 hrs.Do i have to go for mandatory RT PCR test at Bangalore?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Saroj! If your entire itinerary is ticketed in the same PNR, you will be able to continue your onward travel from Bengaluru Airport. If you travel an approved negative RT-PCR test report from the origin/departure (London in your case), you will be through to your final destination via Bengaluru.

      Reply
  7. Kathy

    I plan to travel to Bangalore from Berlin with a RT PCR report. My travel is for 12 days as I need to help my parents. Will I be allowed to travel back to Berlin after 12 days from arrival ? Will there be issues with my return travel date as it falls within 14 day period ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kathy! If you travel with confirmed return tickets and show the same upon arrival at Bengaluru Airport, you will be allowed to travel back in 12 days of your arrival.

      Reply
  8. Sanjana Jariwal

    Hi,

    I am planning to visit Maldives for 3 days vacation. On return is it mandatory to present -ve covid test as it is really costly in Maldives. I am five with home quarantine. If I don’t present -ve report do I have to compulsory do 7 days institutional quarantine? If yes then I will cancel my plan to Maldives.
    Also, if it is 14 days home quarantine then can I do covid test on arrival and get exemption from home quarantine?

    Thank you!!

    Reply
  9. Sujana

    Hi,
    I am travelling from Frankfurt to BLR and plan to take a connecting flight to Bagdogra from BLR airport on the same day. Is it allowed to take connecting flights – PNR is different for the connecting flight.

    Is there any rule or documents for the transit that I need to be aware of?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sujana! Hope you are aware of Air Suvidha, and you know that you need to fill out a self-reporting form online and submit a declaration. Please note you may not be able to continue onward domestic travel without a negative RT-PCR test report.

      Reply
    • Sharmila Saha

      Hi Sujana,
      I am also travelling to Bangalore from Frankfurt on 18.12 and then taking another domestic flight to Kolkata after 3.5hrs. Both separate different tickets (one air india and domestic one is Air Asia). We will ofcourse do the RT-PCR test here in Frankfurt before flying.
      I was trying to fill in the exemption form today in air suvidha portal but the moment you enter Bengalore as the 1st port of entry in India, it gives a message that Karnataka has 14 days mandatory quarantine, so exemption is not needed and doesnt allow to proceed further with the form.

      I wanted to know how was your experience of travelling through Bangalore under these circumstances. Also how long does it take to clear all formalities and take the next flight. I hope 3 hrs are enough…

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Sharmila! 3 hrs is enough to clear all formalities and proceed to take the domestic flight. For any confusion or query, you can call the helpline number of Delhi Airport.

        Reply
  10. chanakya

    Hi I’m travelling to Bangalore from Jordan transiting through Dubai. I have a PCR test report, what about the quarantine

    Reply
  11. Nikita Das

    Hi,
    I am a student flying to Bangalore on 10th of December from Buffalo, New York, via London (Staying more than a month). Bangalore is the first port of entry in India for me and also my final destination. Will I have to take a RT-PCR test to avoid institutional quarantine of 7 days? The Government of India guidelines say that I would need a RT-PCR test that was done within 96 hours to avoid institutional quarantine, while the recent Karnataka guidelines say that it is not needed. I am confused as to what I should do.
    Thank you for your clarificatory articles. They are really helpful!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nikita! As Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination, you don’t need a RT-PCR test.

      Reply
  12. Afaf

    Hi… I m travelling by qatar airways from qatar to Bangalore with my kids. Is RT-PCR test required in Bangalore airport.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Afaf! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination, and if you are asymptomatic, you don’t need a negative RT-PCR test.

      Reply
      • Pradeep

        Hi …My family ( my wife and 2 year old kid) are travelling to Hyderabad ( SFO –>BGL—>HYD) from SFO and they have a layover at BANGALORE. Do my wife need to have RT PCR test done within 72hrs…or does she comes under exemption as she is travelling with 2 year old baby.If yes can I know what are the forms that I need to fill and where for the exemption.

        Appreciate all your help here

        Thanks
        AirIndia Traveller

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Pradeep! Your wife is eligible for exemption for traveling with a kid below 10 years of age. Besides, she does not need a test as she is traveling to BLR directly and if she is asymptomatic. But, she may need a negative test result to travel to Hyderabad from Bangalore. On behalf of her, you need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha (a section of Delhi airport website) and fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha.

          Reply
        • Imran Khan

          Hi Team,
          I am traveling from Dubai to Bangalore in couple of days do I have to register any app or only PCR -ve report is enough to entered the Bangalore.

          Reply
          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Imran! You need to install Arogya Setu app and register there.

  13. Damini Gairola

    Hello,
    Thank you for your helpful article. I do, however, have a query.
    I plan to travel Hamburg-Bangalore via a stopover in Frankfurt (16-17 Dec). If i can carry a negative RT-PCR test, will i be exempted from home quarantine too (so, quarantine, all together)?
    If so, how much in prior should I get the test done in Germany before leaving?

    Thank you!

    Reply
  14. Murshid

    Hello,

    I am planning to Travel from Dubai to Bangalore, Final destination. will be staying in Bangalore for 25 days. Is RT PCR Test mandatory to enter Bangalore ? And also if i am not carrying RT PCR will the authorities do a test in Airport ? If I am Asymptomatic also ? Do we have to pay for that Please advise.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Murshid! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination, you don’t need a negative RT-PCR test report.

      Reply
  15. Damini Gairola

    Hello,

    I am travelling from Hamburg to Bangalore via Frankfurt (16 December, arrival in Bangalore on 17th December). If i carry a negative result for the RT-PCR test, can I be exempt from quarantine all together (home quarantine as well)?
    If so, how much in advance must I conduct this test?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Damini! yes, you will be. A negative RT-PCR test certificate makes you eligible for exemption from both institutional and home quarantine in Karnataka. You need to take a test within 72 hours from undertaking the journey to India.

      Reply
  16. Aviraj Guha

    Hi, I am planning to travel to Bangalore from South Africa. I will do the RTPCR test before boarding. Upon arrival at Bengaluru is it must to do home quarantine?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aviraj! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination, you don’t need a RT-PCR test. If you travel without a RT-PCR test, you need to serve home quarantine. Whether you need a RT-PCR test certificate does also depend on the airline you are planning to travel on.

      Reply
  17. bajaj90

    Hi… I’m travelling from London to Bangalore (AirIndia) and after 5-6 hours I have connecting flight from Bangalore to Bhopal(Indigo). Will I be allowed to travel without RT-PCR test report?
    Thanks.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vibhor! If Bangalore is your final destination, you don’t need a RT-PCR test report. However, it is a requirement for you to continue your journey to Bhopal from Bangalore by air.

      Reply
      • Shalmali Shetty

        Hello, I’m in a similar situation as above. I will be traveling from London to Bangalore and taking a connecting flight to Mangalore. If I don’t get a PCR Test report from the UK in advance, will I be allowed to test at the Bangalore airport itself?

        However, I read that it takes 4-6 hours to receive the test results, do you suggest I book my onward ticket to Mangalore after receiving test results from the airport itself?

        Reply
  18. Ajay

    HI Sir/ madam,

    I am planning to travel from London Heathrow to Bangalore on Dec 3rd 2020 with an Infant. Do I need a RT-PCR test result with Negative?

    Or would the below suffice ?!!!
    1) Information and Passanger Declaration Form (And send it too Blr.arrival@ba.com, as I am travelling on BA flight)
    2) Air Suvidha Self reporting form (is this still required)

    Are there any other formalities that I would need to fulfil before I can go to my home in Bangalore?

    Your article was very very helpful. But would you have further details on source of information that I can refer to? So that I am pre-pared for the journey.

    Any help would be appreciated!!

    Regards
    Ajay

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ajay! We strive to provide authentic, latest information. We are updating the content from time to time. If you are traveling directly to Bangalore from London and if Bangalore is your final destination, you don’t need a Rt-PCR test. Besides, you are eligible for exemption from institutional quarantine for traveling with a kid below 10 years. Yes, you need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and register on Karnataka government’s Seva-Sindhu portal. In addition, you need to apply for an e-pass.

      Reply
  19. gaurav

    Hey , If i take a internation flight to chennai , then take a domestic flight to Bangalore. Will I still need to undergo quarantine ? As per government rules of Karnataka there is no home quarantine for domestic travellers.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gaurav! You got a smart question. You are smart enough to hide your international travel and show yourself as a domestic traveler, you have a way to get exempted from home quarantine.

      Reply
      • Sachin

        But the address in pp will be of bangalore, so will there be any issue in chennai arrival.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Sachin! You might be residing in Delhi, but you can travel to any part of India.

          Reply
  20. Satish Kumar

    Hello Indian eagle, great job ad glad to see your prompt replies and up to date. My question is that I am travelling from Muscat,Oman to Bangalore on 3 rd Dec and wondering if PCR test results from Origin port is necessary for me to carry and although I I reckon may not be needed would it help in getting rid of the 14 days home quarantine?Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Satish! If you are directly flying to Bangalore from Muscat and if Bangalore is your final destination, you don’t need a negative RT-PCR test. Please note having a negative COVID test report can help you get rid of home quarantine.

      Reply
  21. Aiswarya

    Hi I am travelling from London in a non-stop flight to Bangalore. I will be staying for 8 days.
    Will I require to take a negative RT-PCR test to avoid quarantine? Or is there some provision at the Kempegowda airport?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aishwarya! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination, you don’t need a negative RT-PCR test to travel to Bangalore or avoid institutional quarantine. Please note 7-day home quarantine is mandatory. If you want to avoid home quarantine too, you need to take a RT-PCR test. There is yet no COVID testing provision at Kempegowda airport.

      Reply
  22. Rajan nair

    hi . i m travelling to bangalore on 06 th December from Bahrain for personnel reason and returning back on 08th December morning which is within 48 hrs…. i will carry Covid PCR negative test report dated on 04th dec…..still I have to do quarantine… also when returin back on 08th December ….is it require to do PCR test again at Bangalore centres

    Reply
  23. Jayawanth Bharadwaj

    For travel from Seattle to Bangalore (via transit London) on Dec 16th 2020 at 6:25 PM, is RT-PCR test required? If so within how many hours? If not, is testing done at Bangalore airport?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jayawanth! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination, you don’t need a RT-PCR test to travel to Bangalore.

      Reply
  24. Naveen

    Hi, I am travelling from Warsaw, Poland to Bangalore on 11 Dec 2020. Is it mandatory to have the RT-PCR test? I am not sure on the latest updates from Karnataka Government. If No, then what we need to fill in the section 18 – ‘Covid test status’ as this is the mandatory field on the ‘Vande Bharat Mission Registration’ application?

    Appreciate your assistance in this subject regards.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Naveen! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination in India, you can arrive without a negative RT-PCR test report (in case the airline allows you to travel without any such certificate from Poland). Karnataka has scrapped institutional quarantine for asymptomatic international travelers flying directly to Bangalore from abroad.

      Reply
  25. Ronit

    Hello – I am traveling from US to Bangalore, India – landing on 28th November. Do I need to take a PCR Test? What are the quarantine regulations?

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ronit! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and final destination, you can arrive without a negative RT-PCR test report (in case the airline allows you to travel without any such certificate from the USA). Karnataka has scrapped institutional quarantine for asymptomatic international travelers flying directly to Bangalore from abroad.

      Reply
  26. Vaibhav

    Hi, Can someone please help, I want to know is RT-PCR test is done at Bangalore Airport and how much time required for RT-PCR test result?

    Reply
  27. Nagendra Saragadam

    I have Airindia flight from London Heathrow to Bangalore on 29 Nov 2020 and i have separately booked airasia flight to go vishakapatnam on 30 Nov 2020 from Bangalore. what will happen if i travel without RT-PCR covid test.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nagendra! You may not be allowed to board the domestic flight without a negative RT-PCR test report. Please note there is no COVID testing facility at Bengaluru International airport.

      Reply
    • Gowri Shankar Sappa

      Hi Nagendra, do we need RT-PCR test for Domestic transfer at Bengaluru airport?

      Can you please share your experience for Domestic Transfer to Visakhapatnam at Bengaluru Airport.

      I’m travelling from Helsinki to Visakhapatnam via Dubai and Bengaluru on 19th Dec 2020. I’m bit confused regarding this RT-PCR test as it costs around €300 in Finland.

      Many thanks in advance.

      Reply
  28. Ganesh

    Hi,
    We are traveling from SFO to BLR on 29th November at 2:15 PM due to death in family. Unfortunately due to thanksgiving there is no way we can schedule PCR test within 72 hours window prior to start time. Instead, we gave test today 11/25 at 12:15 PM (this is the only appointment available and nothing until Dec 2nd). Will this report be still valid to enter Bangalore as it cross that 72 hours limit? Due to surge in USA, getting testing scheduled just within that 72 hours window and getting results back is challenging at the moment. Results are taking 1 week at times. I read previous thread and it almost sounds like PCR negative is no longer a requirement. Is that true? If yes could you please provide me pointer to this announcement or update? Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ganesh! Owing to a death in the family, you are eligible for exemption. Please apply for exemption under a relevant category on Air Suvidha. You may be required to submit a valid document ascertaining the authenticity of your request for exemption. By the way, we are very sorry about the mishap in your family. Take care.

      Reply
      • Ganesh

        Thank you. But, is PCR test prior to 72 hours a mandatory if we land in Bangalore? Also when does 72 hours clock starts?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Ganesh! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and your final destination is in Karnataka, you don’t need a RT-PCR test. Karnataka has scrapped the COVID testing requirement for asymptomatic travelers flying directly to Bangalore Airport.

          Reply
          • Ganesh

            Thank you. We didn’t receive PCR test results and it is more than 72 hours since we gave test. Now, can we travel still tomorrow on emergency basis and we understand there is 14 days home quarantine period. But, our booking is from only 29th to December 8th (in India only 7-8 days). Can we head back to airport on 8th day and board the flight back home? or will it be considered as breach of home quarantine?

          • Ganesh

            Thank you. We didn’t receive PCR test results and it is more than 72 hours since we gave test. Now, can we travel still tomorrow on emergency basis and we understand there is 14 days home quarantine period. But, our booking is from only 29th to December 8th (in India only 7-8 days). Can we head back to airport on 8th day and board the flight back home? or will it be considered as breach of home quarantine?

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Ganesh! If you arrive at Bengaluru airport with your confirmed return tickets, you may be able to travel back within a week without home quarantine.

  29. subitha subramaniam

    Hi there,
    I am flying directly to BLR from London and then taking a car to Salem in Tamil Nadu – all on Dec 6. Will I need to bring a negative PCR test?
    Thanks in advance for your help,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Subitha! If you are directly flying to Bengaluru from London (not via any other major airport in India), you don’t need a RT-PCR certificate. But you may need one for hassle-free onward travel to your final destination.

      Reply
    • Mathankumar

      Hi Sunitha, I am also flying to BLR from Dublin via Heathrow and then taking car to Salem on December 17th. Please share your experiences/ guidance once you reach final destination.

      Reply
  30. GIRI PRAKASH M K

    Hi,

    We are a family of 3 People and Travelling from London to Bengaluru on 7th Dec, and our stay in India is around 45 days.

    Do we need to take RT-PCR negative certificate before we fly? OR is it Mandatory to have RT-PCR negative certificate at Bengaluru Airport?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Giri! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and your final destination is in Karnataka, you (asymptomatic travelers) don’t need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha and a RT-PCR test. Whether you need a negative COVID certificate to travel, also depends on the airline you will fly on from London.

      Reply
      • GIRI PRAKASH MOTUPALLE KESAVULU

        HI,

        Our Final destination is Andhra Pradesh, do we need to take RT-PCR Test and Apply for exemption?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Giri! You may need a negative RT-PCR certificate to be allowed to continue your air travel from Bengaluru Airport. Please note you need to register on AP government’s Spandana portal before booking your flights.

          Reply
          • GIRI PRAKASH MOTUPALLE KESAVULU

            Thanks,

            I will be traveling by Car from Bengaluru to Andhra, do we still require a negative RT-PCR certificate.

  31. Suraj

    Hi,
    I am traveling from London to Bangalore (direct flight British Airways) on one PNR and then taking another flight to Mangalore (booked separately – different PNR). Since the final destination is within the same state as the port of entry, will I still require RT-PCR test while boarding the domestic flight?
    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
  32. Saran

    Hi
    I am traveling from Finland to Germany to Bangalore it’s final arrivel . Dec 17 . I do not take still RT PCR test. Bangalore airport PCR test is possible? I want to go Tamil Nadu. Compulsory need Banglore quarantine or home quarantine with out PCR test. Plz explain me. I still not registered my travel details.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Saran! First, Bangalore airport does not have COVID testing facility for everyone traveling from abroad. Second, there is no institutional quarantine for asymptomatic travelers from abroad, but you are likely to face home quarantine in Bangalore if you don’t have a negative RT-PCR test certificate. Third, you may need a TN e-pass since Tamil Nadu is your final destination.

      Reply
  33. Saran

    Hi
    I m saran . I am traveling plan Finland to Germany to Bangalore .next month. I still not take PCR TEST . Bangalore to Tamil Nadu travel plan car. Banglore airport compulsory need PCR test. With out PCR test any quarantine in Bangalore? Or home quarantine? I want registered need my travel details? Plz explain

    Reply
  34. Mo Sahib

    Hi,
    I am arriving in Bangalore on British airways direct flight on 7/12/2020. I intend to travel to Salem in TN by Car.

    Do I still need RT-PCR test?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sahib! If you are asymptomatic, you are good to travel to Tamil Nadu by road without a RT-PCR certificate. If you are found to be an international arrival during a check at the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border, you may be asked for a negative COVID certificate.

      Reply
    • Sunil Kumar

      Hi,
      I am traveling from Frankfurt to bengaluru on 11th of Dec via direct Lufthansa airlines, my first port of entry is bengaluru, but my final destination is Yadgir district in Karnataka, I will be traveling by Indian railways on same day, do I need to submit negative RT PCR test report at the airport?

      Thanks

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Sunil! Your final destination is not outside Karnataka; hence, you may not need a RT-PCR test if there is no other protocol for those taking road journeys from Bangalore airport.

        Reply
  35. dilip

    Am traveling from Charlotte – Washington DC – Frankfurt – Bengaluru(Lufthansa) and it’s one way on December 10th with my 2 kids below 10 year old, do I need to get RT-PCR test?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Dilip! You are eligible for exemption from COVID testing as you will travel with kids below 10 years. You need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha in that category 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey from Charlotte. If your request is approved on Air Suvidha, you are good to travel without a negative RT-PCR test certificate.

      Reply
  36. Ajay

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    I am travelling with my spouse and 20 month old baby from London to Bengaluru on 3rd March 2020. If I am asymptomatic will I be allowed to leave the airport like normal? Or will I b made to stay at airport for any other cover-19 related formalities?

    Will need a Negative test to avoid institutional quarantine? if not, which exact online forms do I need to fill? and should forms be filled per passenger or should my spouse and baby also have a form to be filled?

    Thanks in advance.
    Ajay

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ajay! First, you and your spouse are eligible for exemption for traveling a baby below 10 years. Second, neither of you and your spouse need a RT-PCR test if Bangalore is your first point of entry in India and Karnataka is your final destination. Please note you need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha.

      Reply
  37. Aditya

    Hello
    I am travelling with my 10 year old to bangalore on 1st dec is negative pcr test mandatory for my 10 year old.

    Reply
  38. Aditya

    Hello
    I am travelling wirh my 10 tear old to bangalore airport. Is pcr mandatory fie my 10 year old. Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aditya! It depends whether you are traveling to Bangalore directly or via Delhi or Mumbai.

      Reply
  39. Nandz

    Hi,

    We are travelling from Frankfurt to Bengaluru by direct flight and travelling to Erode (in Tamilnadu) by our own car. Do we have to take submit a negative PCR report? Do we have to submit the self declaration form to immigration officer? Could you please explain the process happening in the Bengaluru airport now?

    Your kind response are much appreciated. Thanks.

    Reply
  40. Kartik

    We are travelling from Frankfurt to Bengaluru by direct flight and then travelling to Erode (Tamilnadu) by our own car. Do we have to submit a negative PCR report? Whether someone check the address in the self declaration form? Could you please explain the process happening in the bengaluru airport now?

    Thanks a lot for answering everyone’s questions. It is really helpful! and Highly appreciated!

    Reply
  41. Karthik

    We are travelling from Frankfurt to Bengaluru by direct flight and then travelling to Erode (Tamilnadu) by our own car. Do we have to submit a negative PCR report? Whether someone check the address in the self declaration form? Could you please explain the process happening in the bengaluru airport now?

    Thanks a lot for answering everyone’s questions. It is really helpful! and Highly appreciated!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karthik! If you are found to be an international arrival during a check at the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border, you may be asked for a negative RT-PCR test certificate. So, having a negative COVID certificate is advisable in the current circumstances.

      Reply
  42. Ashwini Rao

    Hi!

    Thank you so much for this article – was super helpful!

    I’m flying from Chicago to BLR via Abu Dhabi (Emirates) on the 2nd of December. I read that I dont need to have a COVID test from US before I fly – can you give me more details?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ashwini! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and your destination is in Karnataka, you don’t need a RT-PCR test from the USA.

      Reply
    • Manjunath

      Can you please share your post travel experience, it will helpful for all travelling on later dates

      Reply
  43. Supriya Chavan

    Hi,

    I am travelling from USA to BLR via Delhi. I will carry a RT-PCR report or plan to get tested at the Delhi Airport to be able to take the connecting flight via Delhi. However, since my final destination is in BLR and Karnataka state govt. does not have institutional quarantine, do I need to fill out the exemption form?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Supriya! If you take an RT-PCR COVID test in the USA, you need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha and upload the test result on Air Suvidha for approval. You don’t need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha if you choose to take a test on arrival at Delhi airport.

      Reply
  44. Shine Joseph

    Hi,

    I’m travelling from Australia to Mangalore via Dubai with an RT-PCR negative. Do I have to get mandatory institutional quarantine? My itinerary is on two PNRs one for Perth to Dubai and another for Dubai to Mangalore.

    Thanks in advance
    Shine

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shine! FYI, Karnataka government has revoked institutional quarantine for asymptomatic travelers from abroad.

      Reply
  45. Bhagya Hegde

    Hi, I’m planning to travel to Bangalore from USA in 2 weeks via Doha by Qatar airways. My port of entry is Bangalore and it is my last destination. I’m travelling with 2 kids (3 year old and almost 1 year old). Is covid test mandatory for kids too? My kids have approved e-visa that was taken prior covid and is valid for 5 years. Can they still travel with that visa?

    Thanks,
    Bhagya

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bhagya! FYI, e-visa to India is currently suspended. You need to apply for an entry X visa for them. Your kids are exempted from COVID testing.

      Reply
      • Bhagya Hegde

        Thank you for your response, My husband and I are India nationals. I was told by airlines that if one of the parents are India citizens, kids should be allowed even with e-visa. Is that true?
        When you say entry X visa, do you mean emergency visa?

        Reply
    • Umashankar

      Hi i am travelling to hyderabad from poland via bangalore, on an medical emergency, i dod not get time to take rt pcr test, as i have to book flight at last momment, is it mandate to carry rt pcr, is there any facility to do rt pcr at bangalre airport, what if i tested negative it i have to under go trpct at bangalore airporr

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Umashankar! There is no dedicated COVID testing facility at Bengaluru Airport. Hyderabad Airport has the COVID testing facility. FYI, you can apply for exemption on grounds of medical emergency by providing valid documents on Air Suvidha. If you get approval, you don’t have to take an RT-PCR test.

        Reply
  46. Vinay

    Hi,
    Is it mandatory requirement by Airlines like AI or BA to carry a RT PCR certificate?
    I am planning on travelling from London to Bangalore with family in December 2020 and this includes 3 year old kid. I don’t intend to take a RT PCR test but a general NHS Covid test here in UK. With this negetive test results will I be exempted from home quarantine in Karnataka?
    Also if I still need to go with home quarantine option in Karnataka, after me reaching the destination what if i take a Covid test again in India within the first couple of days and if results come out negative, will we be exempted from home quarantine?

    Please can you help with this query.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! A RT-PCR test certificate is not mandated by AI or BA if it is not a mandatory requirement for entry to Bangalore. FYI, Karnataka government does not mandate it for those traveling directly to Bangalore from abroad. Yes, RT-PCR test certificate from abroad will get you exempted from home quarantine.

      Reply
  47. B S CHINNAPPA REDDY

    Hi ,

    I am travelling from Singapore to Bangalore on 11th December RT PCR Test report need to carry , please suggest .

    Thanks
    Reddy

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Mr Reddy! If Bangalore is your first port of entry and your final destination is in Karnataka, and if you are asymptomatic, you don’t need a RT-PCR test.

      Reply
      • B S CHINNAPPA REDDY

        Hi ,
        I am travelling from Singapore to Bangalore
        I have one query while filling the Air Suvidha last we have three box for tick mark
        whether need to tick mark for below during filling Air Suvidha

        I would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at my own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.

        pl sugggest me .

        Thanks

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Chinnappa! You need to tick the box if you choose to travel without a RT-PCR negative certificate.

          Reply
  48. Ashish Matthew

    Hi,

    I am travelling from London to Bangalore, if I land in Bangalore and start the home quarantine for 14 days and while in quarantine I get a test done (in Bangalore) with a negative result, will my home quarantine be removed ?

    Thanks,
    Ashish

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ashish! There are no such regulations that require you to take a COVID test during home quarantine. Serving 14-day home quarantine is a must for all asymptomatic international arrivals (without a RT-PCR test certificate from abroad).

      Reply
  49. Kumar

    Hi,

    Question…I would like to travel from NY to Bangalore for about 4 weeks. I understand that a Rapid test (negative) is all that is required. Are there any other requirements either on arrival or during my stay in Bangalore?

    Thanks.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kumar! You need to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal and apply for an e-pass on the same portal before undertaking your journey from NY.

      Reply
  50. Sriram Ramesh

    Hi,

    I am traveling from Us to Bangalore via London.
    Itenary would be Us – London – Bangalore on Dec 9th.

    Will I be needing a PCR test report ? If so, will it be fine if report is dated 96 hours prior to departure date

    Thanks,
    Sriram

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sriram! Karnataka government does not require asymptomatic travelers flying directly into Bangalore to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha. It means you don’t need a RT-PCR test if you are asymptomatic and if Bangalore is your first port of entry.

      Reply
  51. Senthil

    Hi,

    i am planning to take a trip from MCI- ORD – DEL – BLR via VBM Phase 7, by end of this year and not planning to take a covid test in US. Do i have to take the PCR test in Delhi to catch another VBM flight from DEL-BLR as the connection time is around 2 hours in DEL is not sufficient or is it best to choose little later non VBM domestic flight from DEL to BLR? What are my best options?

    Please advise,

    Thanks,
    Senthil

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Senthil! 2-hr connection time is not sufficient at all to get tested at Delhi airport. You may have to re-check in your bags for the non-VBM flights. If you have not yet purchased an itinerary, you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for a suitable itinerary and cheap tickets.

      Reply
  52. Vinay

    Hi, I am planning on travelling to Bangalore from London in December with family, this includes a toddler as well. My query is if I just get a Covid test here and not a RT PCR, will I be exempted from home quarantine in India
    If still I have to be in home quarantine for 7 days after reaching, can I get a covid test within couple of days in India and if the results come out negative, will I be exempted from quarantine?

    Also are Airlines like BA or AI adamant on getting RT PCR test done before travelling?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! Only a RT-PCR certificate will get your exempted from home quarantine in Karnataka. BA and Air India are not adamant on getting a RT-PCR test done before you board the flight.

      Reply
  53. Naveen

    Hi,

    We (Me and my wife) are planning to travel from London to Bangalore on December 23rd by Air India flight. My wife is 23 weeks pregnant and our final destination Begur (Chamarajnagara Dist. Karnataka).

    My question is, Is it mandatory to carry Covid-19 negative test report during the travel?
    If I don’t take the Covid-19 test before 72 hours of travel, What are the quarantine rules in my case?

    Thanks
    Naveen

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Naveen! Karnataka has scrapped institutional quarantine for asymptomatic international arrivals flying directly to Bangalore (not via any other airport in India). Hence, RT-PCR testing is not required. Besides, your wife is eligible for exemption during pregnancy. if you arrive with a negative RT-PCR test certificate, you will get exempted from home quarantine too.

      Reply
  54. Fahad Nouman

    Hi

    Iam planning to travel to Mangalore from dammam saudi Arabia. Is it mandatory for testing at Mangalore airport and institutional quarantine in Mangalore until reports comes?

    I am travelling on 9th of dec

    Reply
  55. Aniketh

    Hi,

    I’m flying SFO to BLR for about one month, flying SFO-DEL on United and DEL-BLR on Vistara. I plan to try to get tested (RTPCR) in the US itself prior to flying, but in case I don’t get results in time I will get tested at DEL (I have a 7.5 hr layover so I should be able to get results in time). Do I need to quarantine on arrival at BLR again (assuming I test negative)?

    Also I’ve submitted the Air Suvidha form on Delhi Airport’s website (if I get my test results back I’ll submit the exemption form for Delhi as well). Do I need to submit any additional information for BLR Arrivals?

    Finally, my outward journey involves BLR-DEL on Vistara and then a United flight from DEL-SFO. I plan to get tested in BLR prior to flying. If I get tested, I don’t need to worry about quarantining in DEL, right?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anikesh! There is no quarantine protocol for outbound travelers. So, no need to get tested before traveling to the USA. Having a negative RT-PCR certificate makes you eligible for exemption from home quarantine in Bangalore. You need to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal and apply for an e-pass.

      Reply
  56. Dr Srikanth Akunuri

    Dear Indian Eagle,

    I have 2 queries

    1. We are traveling with my daughter who has just turned 10 Years old to Bangalore from London via direct flight, would we be eligible for Exemption?

    2. Ours is a direct flight from London to Bangalore and we plan to travel to Tirupati the same day which is our final destination by car. Do we need a negative RT-PCR before traveling?

    Many thanks for your help and advise

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Dr Srikanth! Neither of you is eligible for exemption. As per your itinerary, Bangalore is your final destination. Hence, you are likely to be put under home quarantine in Bangalore. You need a negative RT-PCR test certificate to avoid home quarantine in Bangalore and get through.

      Reply
  57. Debjyoty Mukherjee

    Hi,
    I am arriving from Abidjan to Bangalore and proceed to Kolkata. Kindly provide me the Airsuvidha link.

    Reply
  58. Manisha

    Hi Indian eagle,this is the only place I have seen passengers being genuinely helped.Thanks to your entire team for the effort.My question is we are travelling on December 31 from Maldives to Chennai via Bangalore (same PNR) with a 4 hour transit.Will we need need an RT-PCR to board flight to Chennai domestic sector.Also,will we be need to home quarantine??

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manish! As per the government’s mandate, you need an RT-PCR certificate to board flight to Chennai from the port of arrival. Yes, Chennai has the 14-day quarantine protocol. Please note these regulations may be relaxed in the last week of December.

      Reply
  59. Santhosh Banger

    Hi,
    I am travelling to Mangalore from Qatar Via Bangalore Air port.( Connecting flight) on Jan 20,2021.
    Please advise me whether i have to carry the RT PCR test report from Qatar or not ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Santhosh! If you are asymptomatic and traveling directly to Bangalore (not via any other airport in India), you don’t need a Rt-PCR test. Please be advised to check with Qatar Airways whether you need a negative COVID certificate to board the flight from.

      Reply
  60. Krishnendu

    I’m traveling from Maharashtra to Bangalore next week. For interstate travel is RR-PCR test certificate required. ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krishnendu! Without a negative RT-PCR test certificate, you may not be allowed to travel to Bengaluru from Mumbai if you are an international traveler.

      Reply
  61. Krishnendu

    I’m traveling from Maharashtra to Bangalore. For interstate travel is RR-PCR test certificate required. ?

    Reply
  62. mangaiyar karasi

    Hi, I am travelling from Seattle to Bangalore on 12 th December. When I tried to fill the self declaration form , I couldnt submit since I do not have the seat number. The seat number would be allotted before 24 hours. How to go about it. kindly help me.

    Reply
  63. mangaiyar karasi

    Hi, I am travelling from Seattle to Bangalore on 12 th December.by British Airways. When I tried to fill the self declaration form , I couldnt submit since I do not have the seat number. The seat number would be allotted before 24 hours. How to go about it. kindly help me.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mangaiyar! No worries! You can submit the self-declaration form any time before your departure.

      Reply
  64. PATNAIK

    Hi Dear,

    I have scheduled to fly hometown Bengaluru on 24th December. from Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
    There is no direct flights to BLR. Hope HR will issue me ticket via DXB or Ahmedabad.
    Before flying I will carry RT-PCR test negative certificate.
    Kindly advise me how to avoid any type of quarantine & steps to do before / after fly.

    Regards,
    Krish

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krish! A negative RT-PCR certificate will get you exempted from both institutional and home quarantine. If you travel via Delhi, do make sure to apply for the COVID test-based exemption on Air Suvidha and get your RT-PCR test result approved.

      Reply
  65. hanu

    Hi,

    We are traveling from London to Bangalore [AirIndia-Direct Flight] on 20thDec along my family . And it’s my final destination. But Home town is Shimoga which we are travel by Car.
    Below are the passengers
    1> myself,
    2>Wife,
    3>child1[4+Years],
    4> Child2 [13+ Years]

    Q1> Is PCR tests are Mandatory?
    Q2> Can I apply for Exemption for all 4 Passenger as child1 is below 10 Years. [But we have child2 who is above 12 Years] ?
    Q3> Is PCR tests available at Bangalore airport?

    Thanks,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Hanu! Bangalore airport does not have a COVID testing facility. If all of you are asymptomatic and flying directly to Bangalore, then no COVID test is required. Please note, you will all be subjected to 7-day home quarantine if you arrive at Bangalore airport without a negative RT-PCR certificate.

      Reply
      • Hanu

        Hi,

        Thanks for your valuable reply.

        So, WITHOUT any PCR tests, and travelling from London to Bangalore[ By Direct flight – Air India], And After landing in Bangalore I do reach Shimoga City[Karnataka state] by car.

        1> If I get PCR tests with covid negetive results in Shimoga, then can my home quarantine is going to be waved off?

        2> May know, Where do i find the official link/website info saying direct flight to Bangalore[from UK] does not require PCR test?

        Thanks,

        Reply
  66. Kiran

    Dear Indian Eagle,

    1.Hi I have a doubt We are travelling to Bangalore from London via direct flight, would we be eligible for Exemption?

    2. Ours is a direct flight from London to Bangalore and we plan to travel to Nellore (AP) after a week(7days) of staying in Bangalore ,which is our final destination by car. Do we need a negative RT-PCR before traveling?

    Thanks please help me out

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kiran! Without a negative RT-PCR certificate from London, you will be subjected to 7-day home quarantine in Bangalore. After 7 days, you can travel to Nellore.

      Reply
  67. Karthik Rao Jain

    Hi,

    I am traveling from Washington D.C -> Newark -> Delhi -> Bangalore. I am flying United Airlines till Delhi. Delhi to Bangalore is Vistara. I have couple of questions. Really appreciate your prompt responses.

    1. Will the 72hrs be checked from boarding time of first International Flight (Newark) or the first flight in journey (Washington D.C)?
    2. I heard from people traveling from USA to BLR via DEL that, they didn’t need any RT-PCR test or exemption in Delhi Airport while transiting to BLR since Karnataka has mandatory 14 day quarantine. Is this true? (Since the above page says, there’s no 14 day mandatory quarantine)
    3. Is the above rule different for people using Air India Vande Bharat vs United Airlines + Vistara?
    4. In my case, where will Immigration be done. In Delhi or Bangalore?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karthik! Without a negative RT-PCR test certificate, you may not be allowed to continue your travel to Bangalore from Delhi. There is no institutional quarantine, but 7-14-day home quarantine in Karnataka for international arrivals. 72 hours will be counted till departure from DC.

      Reply
      • Karthik Rao Jain

        Thanks for your reply!

        I see on the Delhi Airport website that it says – “As per the state rules of Karnataka, Kerala, and Odisha, all asymptomatic passengers will undergo home quarantine. All asymptomatic passengers having the first airport of entry located in these states, have to undergo 14 days mandatory home quarantine. Hence, the exemption is not required.”

        Will I be allowed to book an appointment for RT-PCR test in Delhi Airport even if I’m traveling to BLR?

        Also, are they doing RT-PCR tests in Bangalore Airport?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Karthik! Bangalore Airport does not have a COVID testing facility for all international arrivals. You may not be allowed to continue your travel to BLR from DEL without a negative RT-PCR test certificate. If the connection time is as long as 7-8 hours (minimum), you can take a test at Delhi airport.

          Reply
  68. NAGARAJ N M

    Hai
    I am travelling with Family from Dubai to Bangalore on 12th DEC By Indigo flight , regarding PCR test when I enquired with Indigo airlines they told me as per latest update PCR test report from Dubai is not mandatory in Bangalore
    please advise

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nagaraj! If you are asymptomatic, you don’t need a RT-PCR test to travel to Bangalore.

      Reply
  69. Abhinand

    Hello,

    I’m traveling to BLR from NYC with a layover of 4hrs in DEL. I’m accompanied by 2 kids (4yrs and 8months). I’m trying to get RTPCR done here in the US, but unfortunately the results take more than 4-5 days. So I’ve 4 questions and appreciate your help!
    1. I see that we can be exempt from testing because we are traveling with kids <10yrs. But is home quarantine mandatory in BLR even if we don’t have any symptoms or appear asymptomatic?
    2. I’ve already completed the self declaration form on Air Suvidha. Should I also be completing exemption form?
    3. If we are asked to home quarantine, can we get ourselves tested in BLR while under quarantine and get released from quarantine if tested ‘negative’?
    4. I also see that Rapid test results don’t qualify for international travel. But will it help in anyway if we carry negative results from ‘rapid tests’ taken 72-hrs prior?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Abhinand! Yes, home quarantine is mandatory in Bangalore if you don’t have a negative RT-PCR certificate. You need to apply for exemption on grounds of traveling with kids. 7-day home quarantine is mandatory (not sure you can take a test during home quarantine). Rapid test results are not accepted at Indian airports.

      Reply
  70. Shalmali Shetty

    Hello, this is such a helpful article and forum, I very much appreciate it.
    I know everything is out there but just two questions in order to clarify:

    1st scenario: I travel from London to Bangalore and take a connecting flight to Mangalore. If I don’t get a PCR Test report from the UK in advance, will I be allowed to test at the Bangalore airport instead?

    However, I read that it takes 4-6 hours to receive the test results, do you suggest I book my onward ticket to Mangalore after receiving test results from the airport itself, so that I don’t miss it?

    2nd scenario: I travel directly from London to Mangalore, will I need a negative PCR test done in advance in the UK?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shalmali! Karnataka government has scrapped institutional quarantine for asymptomatic international travelers flying to Bangalore directly. Since Mangalore is in Karnataka and Bangalore is your first port of entry, you don’t need a RT-PCR test. FYI, there is no COVID testing facility at Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport. If you don’t wish to undergo home quarantine in Mangalore, you need a RT-PCR negative certificate.

      Reply
  71. John

    Hello,

    I am traveling to Bangalore from Denver Colorado. If I produce a negative RT-PCR test at Bangalore international airport. Will I be exempted from the home quarantine?

    Thanks

    Reply
  72. Gowri Shankar Sappa

    Hi,

    I’m flying from Helsinki to Visakhapatnam via Dubai and Bengaluru on 19th Dec 2020.

    As my first point of entry to India is Bengaluru, do I need COVID-19 test report for my domestic transfer at Bengaluru Airport?

    I have contacted Bengaluru Airport team regarding this, they responded as below

    “Dear Gowri Shankar,

    Namaskara from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru!

    As per the circular issued by Govt. of Karnataka on November 13, 2020.

    Transit Passengers

    Travellers of other states arriving in Karnataka can proceed to their respective states and follow 14-days of home quarantine. Its not mandatory for them to carry any report related to COVID-19 from the BLR airport prospects as they will be considered as transit passenger here.”

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gowri! You will be allowed to transit without a negative RT-PCR certificate, according to Bengaluru airport authorities. But Andhra Pradesh government requires a negative COVID certificate from international arrivals; otherwise, 7-day institutional quarantine will be imposed on you in Andhra Pradesh. Please be advised to check the overall scenario before you proceed.

      Reply
      • Gowri Shankar Sappa

        Thanks Indianeagle.

        I heard there is a option for Rapid Covid test at visakhapatnam airport which costs Rs 500. Is that true?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Gowri! Yes, Visakhapatnam airport has a COVID testing facility. We have the least knowledge about the pricing.

          Reply
  73. Mahalakshmi Venkatesh

    Hello,

    My husband and I are travelling with British Airways from JFK (USA) and HEL (Finland) to BLR with a transit in the UK (LHR). Could you please confirm the following?
    I. We will be allowed to board at both airports (JFK, LHR) and (HEL, LHR) without an RT PCR Negative test report.
    II. That we only need our identification documents and the forms listed for arriving in BLR.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mahalakshmi! It depends on British Airways whether you will be allowed to board BA flights at those ports of origin/departure. In our opinion, an RT-PCR test certificate is not a mandatory requirement for asymptomatic people traveling to Bengaluru directly (not via any other airport in India).

      Reply
  74. Bhagya Hegde

    We are flying out with 2 kids from US to Bangalore via Doha by Qatar. My husband and I are India nationals. My kids are below 5 and they have a valid e-visa. I was told by airlines that if one of the parents are India citizens, kids should be allowed even with e-visa. Is that true? If not, is there any other option?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bhagya! To the best of our knowledge, e-visa and tourist visa to India are currently suspended. Traveling with an e-visa to India is a risk. You can apply for an entry visa to India for your kids.

      Reply
    • Jay

      Hi Bhagya, IndianEagle,

      Were your children allowed in to Bangalore with e-visa alone? What did you do?

      We need to travel for a family emergency from London to Bangalore, 1 year old daughter has 5 years valid e-visa, my wife and I we both have OCI cards, we don’t have time to apply for Entry visa and goto Indian consulate with an appointment, moreover consular services have been closed in London.

      Could you please suggest what can be done? We wanted to travel in next 4-5 days. Can we take risk and travel with e-visa for daughter and OCI cards for us?

      Thanks,
      Jay

      Reply
  75. Pooja

    Hi there,

    Thanks for helping out everyone and solving our queries.

    Me and husband with 7 years old kid are planning to come to Bengaluru from Manchester via “Doha” Qatar Airways.

    Please answer my 2 questions:

    What are the options if we don’t get -ve PCR Test? Are we allowed for home quarantine, if we continue to stay in Bengaluru? For how many days?
    On arrival to Bengaluru airport, if we travel to Patna on same day directly from Airport, what are the guidelines?Do we still have to home quarantine?

    Many thanks in Advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pooja! If you mention Bengaluru as your final destination in the self-reporting and the self-declaration form on Air Suvidha, you will have to undergo 7-14 days of home quarantine in Bengaluru. Home quarantine is a must in Karnataka if you don’t have a negative RT-PCR certificate. As far as we know, Bihar has no quarantine protocol for international arrivals.

      Reply
  76. Maliny Raju

    I am traveling from Chicago to Bangalore on Jan 5th 2021 (United Airlines to Frankfurt & Lufthansa to Bangalore). Am I required to have the RT PCR negative form on hand as proof?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Maliny! Bangalore being your first port of entry in India does not require an RT-PCR test certificate from asymptomatic travelers from abroad. Please check with the airlines whether they will allow you to board without a COVID certificate.

      Reply
  77. Nihal Rahmam

    Hi
    I am travelling from Doha to Mangalore in Air India Express on 14/12/2020. Is it mandatory to have a negative RT-PCR result with me?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nihal! Karnataka Government has scrapped institutional quarantine for asymptomatic travelers flying directly to Bangalore or Mangalore in Karnataka. If Bangalore or Mangalore is your first port of entry, you don’t need an RT-PCR test. Please note you will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine if you arrive without a negative COVID certificate.

      Reply
  78. Yogesh

    Hi!
    I am Travelling from Germany to Bengaluru. If I want to take a domestic flght to Mumbai from Bengaluru after home quarantine days are over, then is Corona test required?
    I want to travel from Bengaluru to Mumbai, Too and fro.

    Regards
    Yogi

    Reply
  79. Yogesh Gowda

    Hi!
    Yogesh here, I am travelling to Bengaluru from Germany and after my Home quarantine days are over do I need a Corona test to take domestic flights?
    I want to travel from Bengaluru to Mumbai.

    Thanks!
    Yogesh

    Reply
  80. Vinay Kumar

    Hi Team,

    I am traveling from London to Bengaluru on 24th of December. Can I reach Bengaluru without RT-PCR test and get tested after I reach and get exempted from 14days Home quarantine ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! If you are asymptomatic and Bangalore is your first port of entry in India, you can travel without an RT-PCR test. Please note asymptomatic travelers from abroad are stamped for home quarantine in Bengaluru or where they travel from Bangalore.

      Reply
  81. Naveen

    Hi team,
    I’m travelling to Bengaluru with my wife and 4 year old. We all have negative RT PCR report.

    Unfortunately, I was not able to seek home quarantineair suvidha website. On selecting Bangalore airport I get the message, 14 day home quarantine is mandatory.

    Could you please advise, how to seek the quarantine exception?

    Thanks,
    Naveen

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Naveen! You are eligible for exemption from home quarantine based on an RT-PCR certificate. Don’t worry. Exemption from home quarantine will be approved after arrival at Bengaluru Airport.

      Reply
      • Abdeali Mankibwala

        I m travelling from Abu Dhabi to Indore. But in kannur the flight land for refuelling After at Bangalore airport I will need to travel from Bangalore to Delhi and from Delhi to Indore. My flights from Abu Dhabi to Indore is all air India connecting flights. But when I tried to apply for exemption a pop up message is coming that If your first entry airport is in Karnataka, odisha, Kerala u will need to go for mandatory 14 home quarantine, exemption is not required. So I just want to know will get exemption from institutional as well as home quarantine if I will travel with rt pcr test reports with me and is there will be any problem I will need to face as I can’t apply for exemption because on air suvidha when I m entering my first entry airport banglore it’s showing pop message n After that I can’t apply for exemption.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Abdeali! Applying for exemption would not have been required if Bangalore were your final destination. As you will be traveling to Delhi and then to Indore, you need a negative RT-PCR test result for sure. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to your departure from Abu Dhabi, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. But home quarantine may apply at your final destination, Indore.

          Reply
  82. Veeraj

    Indian eagle great job helping people out here. I’m traveling from Chicago to Bangalore via Frankfurt through Luftansa. Do I need to submit a self-declaration form before boarding the flight? And can I choose to get the RT-PCR test done in Bangalore after arrival? Could you please let me know any other documents apart from these two that are required while entering Bangalore?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Veeraj! Thank you for appreciating our effort. If you are asymptomatic and okay with home quarantine, you don’t need an RT-PCR test. You need to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal, apply for an e-pass and fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha.

      Reply
  83. Srikanth

    Hi Team,

    My mom who is 76 years old will be travelling to Bangalore from Singapore in the month of January. Is there a Senior Citizen counter so that priority can be given to elderly. I know that she require the Apps to be downloaded. What else is required so that she can quickly follow procedures and leave for home.
    I can get her RT-PCR done before flying. What are the formalities to follow? Also if she produce the test results from Singapore then she doesn’t require home quarantine right?

    Thanks & Regards

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Srikanth! We are not sure, but there must be some facility for senior citizens at Bengaluru Airport. She needs to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal and apply for an e-pass. In addition, she needs to fill out a self-reporting form and a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha. Yes, an RT-PCR test certificate will get her exempted from home quarantine in Bengaluru.

      Reply
  84. Ramya

    Hello,
    My parents ( senior citizens) are traveling to Bengaluru from Boston via London( British Airways) . They are traveling on 21st of December 2020. Do they need 72hr covid test done before leaving?. Are there any mandatory steps to be followed ?. Pls help me with all the details.

    Thanks,
    Ramya

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ramya! If your parents are asymptomatic, they don’t need an RT-PCR test to travel to Bengaluru. But they need to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal and get an e-pass. Make sure they fill out the self-reporting form on Air Suvidha.

      Reply
  85. Jayachandra

    Hi Team, Iam travelling to Bangalore via Paris and last destination is Mangalore. Can I take a flight to mangalore from Bangalore to Mangalore without doing pcr test? Or is it mandatory to do Covid test?

    Reply
  86. Sobhan chitrada

    Hello Team,
    My wife is traveling from USA to Bengaluru in December and arriving on 22nd December. She is coming through Doha airport through Qatar airways. She is reaching here due to her father ill health and not planned the return journey. Whare are the plans for quarantine rules and process to register in the Air-Suvidha application. Her final destination is Bengalore and she is okay for self home quarentie. Could you please suggest on this ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sobhan! If she is asymptomatic, she does not need a RT-PCR test. She does not need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha. But she needs to fill out the self-reporting form and submit a self declaration on Air Suvidha. She also needs to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal and apply for an e-pass.

      Reply
  87. Naman17

    Hi team,

    Amazing work with this blog ! Answers are to the point and intricate. Keep up the good work !

    So, I am planning to book a flight from Maldives via Bangalore to final destination – Ahmedabad, Gujarat same PNR. Is it okay if I don’t carry a negative RT-PCR test while coming from Maldives through Bangalore as I’m just a transit passenger and Ahmedabad, Gujarat flight is in just 3 hours after reaching Bangalore under same PNR. Awaiting your prompt response. Thank you

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Naman! You may get through Bengaluru for Ahmedabad, but you will put in institutional quarantine without a negative RT-PCR certificate.

      Reply
  88. Veeraj

    I’ll be traveling from Chicago -Frankfurt- BLR via Luftansa. Could please tell me the documents required other than the optional negative RT-PCR test?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Veeraj! May we know whether you are an Indian passport holder or US citizen or US citizens with OCI cards?

      Reply
  89. Sandra

    We are a family of 4, travelling from Frankfurt to Bengaluru. We will be staying for just 10 days and returning.
    If we do not get a RT-PCR done, will we be allowed to return after 10 days?
    Where and how do they register us on home quarantine? In the passport? Is stamping done?
    If we do take the test here in Germany, we were told results come after 4 days. This does not satisfy the 72 hour rule. How is this dealt with? Can we upload the test later?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sandra! Would you like to be home-quarantined during your short visit to Bengaluru? If no, you need an RT-PCR negative certificate. Make sure to show your confirmed return travel tickets when you arrive at Bengaluru Airport, so that you can travel back in 10 days.

      Reply
  90. Kirti

    Hi,

    I am planning to fly back from San Francisco (USA) to Bangalore via Frankfurt ( December end). I am a resident of Bangalore and currently in USA (for a week or two) on B1/B2 visa. Do I need to carry negative PCR test results during my return journey from USA. I will be doing home quarantine in Bangalore , do I still have to show PCR-RT results in Frankfurt(transit airport) & Bangalore on arrival ?

    Thanks,
    Kirti

    Reply
  91. Pushan Sengupta

    Hi Indian Eagle,

    Thank you for keeping up with the comments. Really useful for travelers like me.

    I am travelling from London to Bangalore tomorrow(16 December). I do not have an RTPCR test report, Bangalore is my 1st point of entry and my stay is for a period of a month.

    1. Do I have to show an RTPCR result to board the Air India flight from London?
    2. Do I have to home quarantine for 14 days or can I take a test at the BLR airport?
    3. If I can take a test at the airport, will I have to wait at the airport till the results come back, before I am allowed to exit?
    4. If I am put in home quarantine, can I take an RTPCR from an outside lab and be excluded from quarantine once the results come?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pushan! If you are asymptomatic, you don’t need an RT-PCR certificate. As far as we know, there is no dedicated COVID testing lab at Bengaluru Airport. It is recommended you travel with a negative RT-PCR certificate if you don’t wish to serve 14 days of home quarantine. We’re sorry; we don’t knowledge about your fourth query.

      Reply
  92. Mohammed Fazi Shariff

    Hello,
    I am planning to travel London to Bangalore on 15th Jan for 15days. Its a non stop BA flight and my final destination is bangalore. I know that rt pcr test is not required. Can I still do it to get exemption from home quarantine??

    Also, I’ve seen a lot of people facing issues uploading the pcr test report on air suvidha portal. Does this effect home quarantine rules or can we just show the test certificate at the Blr airport for exemption

    Thank you
    Fazi

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mohammed! It is RT-PCR, not PCR test. As Bangalore is your first port of entry, you can take an RT-PCR test and submit the report (with a valid stamp and signature of the testing lab) after arrival at Bengaluru Airport for exemption from home quarantine.

      Reply
  93. Smitha Aiengar

    Hi I am traveling to Bangalore from Helsinki via Frankfurt. I reach on 29th 1am and i have a flight back on 5th jan 4am… It is exactly 7 days. Do i need to get a negative rt-pcr certificate? Or is there a centre at bangalore airport to do this test? Is it possible to get it done after i reach bangalore and before leaving? Would it be still valid? Can i travel back?

    Reply
  94. Joseline

    Dear Team, Just wondering how this home quarantine is implemented in Bengaluru and if one can end it by taking a private test? I’m arriving there from London but cannot manage the RT-PCR test within the 72h window prior to travel for logistical reasons. Can I take a private test in Bengaluru (as there is none at the airport as I understand) and ”release” myself from home quarantine? I’m only there for a week, so would rather not stay home the entire time. Thanks very much, and also for all the information here. Very helpful in these uncertain times.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Joseline! Generally, Bangalore airport does not have a dedicated COVID testing lab. But short-time visitors from abroad are likely to be tested at the airport if they don’t take a pre-departure test. As far as we know, you can get exempted from home quarantine too as your visit is as short as one week. Please make sure to show your confirmed return flight tickets on arrival at Bengaluru Airport.

      Reply
      • Joseline

        Thanks for your reply. Just wanted to add my experience arriving at BLR this morning (21/12) without an RT PCR test in hand. The self declaration form is all that is needed, along with passing the temperature scan and pulse oximetry steps. There was no checking of downloaded apps (which anyway don’t work with non-Indian numbers). I was asked to either stay home for 7 days or take a private test. These last parts are trust-based and not enforced in any way, but it is quite easy and cheap to book a test with a private lab for your own peace of mind and limit potential spread. Thanks again.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Joseline! Good to know that you arrived safely. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers!

          Reply
  95. John Solomon

    My wife and I are planning to travel from the US to Bengaluru in mid-January 2021. I understand that one has to register with the Indian Embassy or Consulate in the US prior to travel. Is this correct? Also, I understand that one has to download the “Arogyasetu” app on the phone. We have a US phone and even if we do download this app, it will not work upon landing in Bengaluru as it is on a totally different network. So, what should we do in this regard? Your advice is very much appreciated. We will, however, be carrying with us a RT-PCR test report which will be taken 72 hours prior to our departure from the US.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi John! India-bound travelers are no longer required to register with the Embassy or Consulate in the US unless the purpose of travel is medical treatment. You need to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu Portal (please google) and get for an e-pass from the portal. You should have an Indian phone number to make the Aarogya Setu app work for you.

      Reply
    • Pushan

      Hey guys.. Posting a follow up comment here after having travelled day before from London to Bangalore. The process is quite seamless and hassle free. I travelled without an rtpcr certificate as I didn’t have much time. No issues in boarding or landing.. Just a hand stamp and home quarantine for 14 days (which is okay by me since testing in UK is also very expensive).

      The latest travel guidelines are updated in the FAQ section of Bangalore Airport website on rules to be followed, forms to be filled and apps to be downloaded. I just followed those to the last letter and things were fine.

      Hope this helps others and thanks once again to the travel triangle team. You guys really put my mind at peace.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gowri! Yes, if no huge rush of international arrivals on the day you will land at Bengaluru Airport.

      Reply
  96. Kashyap

    I’m travelling from London, can I get the RT/PCR test done in airport or later from home to break the quarantine before 14 days or is it 14 days quarantine, if I don’t carry a report

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kashyap! Bangalore Airport does not have a dedicated COVID testing facility. All international arrivals (without an RT-PCR negative certificate from abroad) are bound to comply with home-quarantine for 14 days.

      Reply
  97. Anoop

    Hello, I am an Indian passport holder in U.S planning to travel to Bangalore on Jan-2-2021. Can you please suggest if any direct flights are available from any state in U.S to bangalore.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anoop! Till the first week of January 2021, there is no direct flight from USA to Bengaluru. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the most suitable itinerary available for your travel and hassle-free booking.

      Reply
  98. Anoop Nair

    Hi! I came to know that people traveling from north america, cannot transit via europe and reach Banglore. Is there any such restrictions?

    Reply
  99. S. Shenoy

    Hi, We are flying to Bangalore from Paris onward journey is to Mangalore booked on a different Airline & PNR.
    I read from Q&A’s in this forum that Covid PCR negative test isn’t mandatory for International passengers arriving at Bangalore Airiport, but what about Passengers with an onward connection to Mangalore within 3 hours time and traveling with a child under 10 years old.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sushmeetha! You read it rightly. As of today, an RT-PCR test is not mandatory for asymptomatic travelers flying to Bangalore directly. Please note Karnataka government may make it mandatory again for international arrivals from Europe due to the alarming situation in the UK.

      Reply
  100. Aditi Gupta

    Hi,
    I am travelling from Toronto to Bangalore via Heathrow, London (connecting flight) on Dec 21st. I have another flight (booked separately) from Bangalore to Patna the same day after 4 hours.
    A.) Will I need to get a test done?
    B.) Can I get a covid test done in Toronto prior to travelling?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aditi! In the wake of a deadly Coronavirus strain in the UK, Bangalore Airport is likely to conduct COVID testing on international arrivals originating in or transiting via the UK. Please note you may not be able to travel to Patna without an negative RT-PCR report.

      Reply
  101. Vinay

    Hi, are there any changes in the restrictions in India due to the recent Covid situation in the UK?
    I am planning to travel to India during Christmas and have a return flight in 3rd week of January 21, would the air bubble service between India and UK be operational? Any update on how long this service will be open for?
    Please help me with these queries.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! May we know where you will travel from? You must have seen the news that India has suspended flights to and from the UK till December 31. Nothing can be said about the 3rd week of January for sure now. FYI, air bubble flights will be continued unless the Government of India gives nod to resumption of normal international passenger flights.

      Reply
  102. Karthik

    Hi,

    Is it okay to book a JFK -> CDG -> BLR flight via Delta Website?
    Both the flights are operated by Air France, but I am unable to locate the same itinerary on the Air France website, so I am forced to book via Delta.

    This is for my parents and the travel is on 25th December

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karthik! Air France is a partner airline of Delta. AF flights marketed by or on Delta Airlines’ website are valid for India-bound travelers from the USA. If you have not yet booked, you can contact our travel advisors for more information.

      Reply
  103. Venkat

    I am travelling from London to Bangalore on Dec 23 2020 along with my wife. Our first port of entry is Bengaluru and we will be taking a domestic flight from bengaluru to chennai. So do we have to produce negative RT-PCR covid test results in that scenario?? Can you please help out??

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Venkat! By this time, you must have seen the news that India suspends flights to and from the UK till December 31 from the midnight of December 22.

      Reply
  104. Aditi Gupta

    Hi, I am flying from Toronto to Bangalore via Heathrow (connecting flight) with British Airways. I have another flight on the same day, booked separately, from Bangalore to Patna the same day. I do not have a RT-PCR. Will I be able to connect through Heathrow and will I be allowed to take my flight to Patna?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aditi! May we know your travel dates? FYI, Indian government has suspended flights from and to the UK with effect from the midnight of December 22. Please check with British Airways whether this will affect the connecting flights and your travel. It is assumed that Bangalore airport will put strict regulations in place for international arrivals from or via London Heathrow.

      Reply
  105. Pooja Subbanna

    Dear Team,
    I am an Indian Citizen with a H1B Visa traveling from USA to INDIA , starting on Dec 30th and reaching India on Jan 1st.Richmond to Chicago (American Airlines), Chicago to Doha(Qatar) and Doha to Bangalore (Qatar).
    Can you please advice, if I need a RT PCR COVID 19 test ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pooja! In the circumstances triggered by the deadly strain of the Coronavirus in the UK, it is highly recommended you travel with an RT-PCR negative report.

      Reply
  106. Raj

    Hi, I’m planning on traveling Boston to BLR via Paris Delta/AF on Dec 23rd. We don’t have PCR Covid test. Emergency travel due to death in Family, R we ok to travel?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Raj! We’re sorry about the mishap in your family back home. Yes, you can travel. Hope you have applied for exemption based on an emergency in family on Air Suvidha.

      Reply
  107. Reg

    Hi
    I am traveling from doha to bangalore via Qatar Airways on 24th Dec and immediately transiting to goa on jndigo within 3.5 hours of arriving into Bangalore. I will have a negative PCR covid test result from Qatar within the prescribed time. Based on information I’ve seen bangalore requires 14 days home quarantine. Does this apply to transiting passengers? Can I easily transit to my flight to goa if I have a negative PCR test?
    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Reg! Home quarantine applies to you at the final destination. You will be able to transit via BLR Airport because of a negative RT-PCR test report.

      Reply
  108. Ani

    Dear sir

    I am travelling with negative RTPCR test and reaching banglore om 24/12/2020 at 3:00AM My next flight is domestic flight to nagpur at 7:00 Am. I was wondering if i need to do the test again or qurantine myself.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ani! You don’t need to take the test again. If you are traveling not from Europe, you are likely to get exemption from home quarantine based on a negative RT-PCR test report.

      Reply
  109. Rohan Desai

    Hello,

    I am planning on travelling to Bangalore, India on Dec 27 from Chicago, USA with a layover in Frankfurt, Germany. I have the appropriate IDs (VISA/OCI Card). Is a negative RT-PCR test report required to avoid institutional quarantine? I am OK with home quarantine. It is the layover in Frankfurt that confuses me whether I need the negative test report or not.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rohan! Amid the circumstances triggered by the new strain of Novel Coronavirus in the UK and some other parts of Europe, Karnataka may impose institutional quarantine on people traveling from or transiting through Europe this month. Having a negative RT-PCR test report will make travel easy for you and get you exempted from institutional quarantine.

      Reply
    • Ion

      Hi Rohan, were u able to complete your trip with Lufthansa and did they allow OCI card holders to board the flight.

      Reply
  110. Aditi Gupta

    Hi,
    I changed my flight from Toronto to Bangalore via Dubai. At Bangalore do I need to go through mandate institutional quarantine or can I do it at my home?
    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aditi! If you are asymptomatic, you may get exemption from institutional quarantine. Without a negative COVID test report, 14-day home is compulsory.

      Reply
  111. Ameen

    Hi I’m travelling from Dubai to Bangalore on 25 December 2020 is it mandatory to take RT-PCR test in my journey if I have no symptoms,

    Is institutional Quarantine or self/home Quarantine necessary of test is nt done

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ameen! Usually, asymptomatic travelers flying directly into Karnataka don’t need an RT-PCR test. In the current circumstances triggered by the new strain of Coronavirus in the UK, nothing can be said certainly. In case a COVID test is mandatory, you can take an RT-PCR test after arrival at Bengaluru Airport. The airport has launched a COVID19 testing facility in the arrivals area of the terminal.

      Reply
      • Ameen

        1. Can we board the flight in dubai without the RT-PCR test
        2. Can we take the RT-PCR test in BIAL airport and leave for the home and wait for the REPORT. or we’ll have to wait in the airport for the normal report

        Reply
  112. Ameen ur rahman h

    Travelling from dubai to Bangalore on 25 December
    1. Is it compulsory take RT-PCR test before boarding the flight if we’re not asymptomatic or symptomatic passengers
    2. Is it compulsory to take the RT-PCR test in BIAL.
    3. If we don’t take the test do we have to home quarantine ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ameen! Usually, asymptomatic travelers flying directly to Bangalore Airport (not via any airport) don’t need an RT-PCR test. In the circumstances triggered by the new strain of Coronavirus in the UK, you may be required to take a test at Bangalore Airport if you don’t get tested before departure from Dubai. Please call the helpline of BLR Airport to check whether an on-spot COVID test is compulsory at the airport.

      Reply
  113. MOHAMMED LUQMAN

    I have book the ticket from Dubai to Mangalore on 25/12/2020 night .kindly advise is there any new rolls applicable

    i have corona test with me is there any additional requirement please let me no i have to attend my sister marriage

    please let me no .

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mohammed! Having a valid RT-PCR negative report, you are good to travel. You need to register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal and get a travel pass.

      Reply
  114. Raunak Patel

    Hello, I am travelling from Chicago to Bangalore with a layover in Delhi. I plan on having a negative RT-PCR report. Is there anything else that will be required prior to my flight (besides the obvious IDs)? Will institutional quarantine be necessary with a negative report?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Raunak! Having a valid RT-PCR negative certificate, you don’t need to serve institutional quarantine. You need to fill out a self-reporting form and apply for exemption on Air Suvidha.

      Reply
      • Raunak Patel

        Thank you! Is there a right time for when the self-reporting form and exemption should be applied for on Air Suvidha?

        Reply
  115. Mandakini Y

    Hello I’m traveling from Abudhabi to Bangalore on 16th January I took first dose of covid vaccination second dose on 11th January I’m traveling on 16th to Bangalore according new rules institutional QUARANTINE is compulsory even though we took vacation please let me know- Regards

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mandakini! We have little knowledge about this. Please be advised to call the helpline of Bangalore International Airport and share the knowledge/information you get from there. Thank you!

      Reply
  116. Rekha

    Hello!
    We’re travelling from Abu Dhabi to Bangalore on Jan 16th 2021. We’ve had the COVID vaccine just recently in Abu Dhabi. So is quarantine (either institutional or home) necessary for us?

    Thanks,
    Rekha

    Reply
  117. NAVEEN

    Hello,
    I am planning travel Bahrain to Bangalore on 27 Dec via Emirate with RT-PCR test. with this ,do I need to go 14 days home quarantine or 7days home quarantine ? please advice .. Thank you.

    Reply
  118. SENTHILKRISHNAN

    Hello…

    Great job…
    I am a Indian citizen…
    I am travelling on 26th Dec to Bangalore from Norway through Amsterdam, Mumbai Airports. I have RT-PCR test report with me taken within 72 hours of my travel.
    I am planning to travel by car to Trichy, Tamilnadu from Bangalore on 30th. Is this possible ??

    Thanks
    Senthilkrishnan

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi SenthilKrishnan! What is your final destination: Bengaluru or Trichy? If Bengaluru, you are likely to put under home quarantine for 7-14 days. You wont be able to go anywhere during home quarantine.

      Reply
  119. Susie Blair

    I am an American with a ten year tourist visa. I come to Bangalore every year for three weeks.
    I also have a little business to take care of while in Bangalore which is directly tied to my job.
    Can I come in January or February, 2021, to do my business, would I be able to quarantine in a hote, room, etc?
    I would be flying into and out of Bangalore and not leaving the city at all.

    Thank you for help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Susie! FYI, tourist visa to India is currently suspended until further notice. Hence, no one can enter India on a tourist visa unless the suspension is revoked.

      Reply
  120. Srini

    Great work here!

    My wife and I are traveling with our 1 year old daughter and 18 year old niece from SFO-FRA-BLR. My question is since we are traveling with a 1 year old, are we still required to produce a negative RT PCR result or are we exempt?
    (The exemption form that I tried to fill out didn’t allow me to fill it says that Banagalore is home quarantine for everyone hence no exemption needed. I am assuming it has not been updated with the recent BLR changes).

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Srini! COVID testing is not required for your daughter. Either a negative RT-PCR test report or institutional quarantine is mandatory for travelers from Europe. As you will travel from the US, not Europe, you are likely to get exempted from institutional quarantine without a negative RT-PCR test report. Please be advised to call the helpline of Bangalore Airport.

      Reply
    • Ion

      Hi Srini, did u guys travel via frankfurt ? Also is anybody in your itinerary was holding OCI and did Lufthansa allow you to board the flight? Thanks for helping. I am also in a similar situation which is why I am looking for people who have completed this journey with minors holding OCI.

      Reply
  121. Srinivas

    Hi there, do you know how long are the new express 15 min covid 19 test lines at Banglaore airport? I am trying to decide whether to get the covid test done here in US before or to do it after we land. Any information will be super helpful as getting a covid test where I live has been very difficult due to the holiday rush.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Srinivas! Sorry! We have no idea about the queue for the COVID tests at Bangalore Airport. Please call the helpline number of Bangalore Airport.

      Reply
  122. Chirzz

    Hi,

    I’m travelling from Germany to India on 28th December. My route is, Frankfurt to Bangalore, Banglore to Mumbai. I have 6 hours hold in between at banglore airport. Do I need to present RT PCR negative test on arrival? Is it mandatory? What are the rules for connecting flights?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chirag! Being a traveler from Europe, you need a negative RT-PCR test report to transit through Bangalore Airport. Besides, a negative RT-PCR test report is the first and foremost requirement for arrival at Mumbai Airport.

      Reply
    • Letha Venkatesh

      hello,
      I am planning to go to BLR from Frankfurt. And take domestic flight to Mumbai after 6 hr gap.

      Found you wanted to do the same in December.

      If I go with negative RTPCR from here, is there any issue in BLR airport in taking domestic connection to Mumbai?

      Is there any quarantine or RTPCR check at Mumbai Airport?

      Is there any formalities required for international passengers taking domestic flight?

      Would appreciate your reply.

      Thanks

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Letha! Having a negative RT-PCR test result, you can board a domestic flight to Mumbai from BLR Airport without any issue. Your negative test result will be checked Mumbai Airport. FYI, travelers from Europe are subject to mandatory institutional quarantine in Mumbai.

        Reply
  123. Saleha Killedar

    Hello Team,

    My family is travelling to India on12/28/2020 from USA Philedelphia to Bangalore by Qatar airways .
    Initaially travel was planed on 12/27/2020 and all details are provided on airsuvidha and also went for RT PCR test pripr 72 hours but Qatar airlines cancelled the service on 12/27 and rescheduled tickets on 12/28/2020 .
    We’re awaiting for RT PCR test results . Please advise the process to checkout from Bangalore airport .

    Appreciate your quick help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Saleha! Hope you followed the pre-departure guidelines, like registering on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal and applying for a travel pass, a mentioned in the article. After arrival at the airport, you need to show the negative RT-PCR test report and submit a declaration (regarding home quarantine).

      Reply
  124. Sabareesan

    Hi Indian Eagle Team,

    I’m planning to travel to Bangalore Airport from Toronto Canada Via Dubai/Emirates on 28th Dec 2020 and will land on Bangalore on 30th. My wife and infant son will be travelling along with me . I’m planning to take a domestic flight to Indore with a different itinerary on 30th night .Can you please let me know the below

    1) Do we need a mandatory RT PCR at Bangalore airport after the new UK Covid situation even though you are not travelling through UK ?
    2) What are the steps that need to be taken if we need an exception of 14 day home quarantine?
    3) Since our child is less than 2 year old, do we have an exception from Institutional quarantine and prefer for home quarantine?
    4) Any self reporting form needs to filled for landing into Bangalore airport?

    Any help on this would be much appriciated.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sebareesan! There is no exemption from home quarantine in Karnataka, except for those having a negative RT-PCR test report. In order to get exempted from institutional quarantine on grounds of traveling with a 2-year-old, you need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha (a section of Delhi IGI Airport website). You need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha.

      Reply
  125. Sabareesan

    Do we need a self reporting form for Landing in Karnataka/Bangalore? Also is there a way to book RT PCR test on Bangalore airport?

    Reply
  126. Apek

    Hi! I will be arriving to Bengaluru on Jan2. I plan to bring in the negative RT-PCR report. Will I have to home quarantine ? and i don’t plan on staying more than 14 days in India. Whats the process then?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Apek! If you are not traveling from Europe, the Middle East, or South Africa, you may get exempted from home quarantine based on your negative RT-PCR report.

      Reply
  127. koushik

    HI

    I planned for a vacation to Maldives on Jan 13 to Jan 16 . I am flying from Bangalore to MALE and male to bangalore .
    Currently i am driving from Hyderabad to Bangalore by road and taking the flight . While going to maldvies i know the test is mandatory but is it required for kids too ? my kid is 2 years old . So my question is :

    1 . Do PCR test is mandatory while coming back to bangalore from Maldives and after reaching to bangalore i will drive back to hyderabad .
    note : I have kid of 2 years old

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Koushik! Asymptomatic travelers flying directly to Bangalore (as the first port of entry) do not need an RT-PCR test. Besides, you are eligible for exemption for traveling with a kid under 10 years of age. You can apply for exemption on Air Suvidha (a section of Delhi Airport website).

      Reply
  128. Gajanan

    Hello,
    Iam travelling to Maldives on 1st Jan from Bangalore and back to Bangalore on 4thJan . I will get a covid test done before Jan1st before travelling to Maldives as per guidelines . Question is should I get another test done before arriving to Bangalore on 4th Jan ?
    Is negative RT-PCR mandatory for Bangalore for international arrivals?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gajanan! As per the current guidelines, asymptomatic international arrivals don’t need an RT-PCR test if Bangalore is their first port of entry. However, be advised to call the helpline of Bangalore Airport.

      Reply
      • Gajanan

        Thank you for the reply.
        Just a follow up: So this means mandatory 14 day home quarantine for asymptomatic international arrivals to Bangalore?

        Actually Confusion is because I saw in Bangalore airport website FAQ it’s mentioned that a negative RT-PCR test is mandatory else must get tested at Bangalore airport. This is as per latest GOK guidelines from Dec 23rd. Is this correct ? Do we even have a test facility in Bangalore ?
        Did try contacting Bangalore airport helplines but Unable to reach and get clarified on any of their listed numbers .

        Reply
  129. Akhtar

    Hi:
    This is a great site for international travelers to Bangalore – thanks for all your efforts.

    I am planning to fly from Chicago to Bangalore in early January via Doha (on Qatar Airways) and based on all the information here I assumed that as long as I fill in the details on the airsuvidha portal and carry a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of departure I would not need to home quarantine (Bangalore is my final destination).

    In response to a query above you said “If you are not traveling from Europe, the Middle East, or South Africa, you may get exempted from home quarantine based on your negative RT-PCR report.” – I understand that travelers from Europe are getting extra scrutiny but is Qatar included in the list since you mentioned Middle East? Has Karnataka instituted mandatory home quarantine?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Akhtar! Karnataka has not tightened the rules for travelers from other countries. Please note the situation is volatile; hence, the rules may be changed at any time.

      Reply
  130. Abhijith S Menon

    Hello,
    I’m travelling to BENGALURU (final destination) from SALALAH, through MUSCAT
    Travel date is 02-01-2020.
    What is the latest procedure to get exemption from home quarantine.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Abhijit! You may be exempted from institutional quarantine for carrying a negative RT-PCR report or for taking a COVID test after arrival at Bengaluru Airport. But exemption from home quarantine may not be considered in view of the new virus strain in the UK and other countries.

      Reply
  131. Jalisha

    Hi,
    I am planning to travel from Copenhagen to Bengaluru on 3rd of January via France. Is it mandatory to have the negative PCR test result before my departure? I could see in the airport website that I could even take it from Bengaluru airport. Will that work? In Denmark the test cost is too high for a student.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jalisha! If Bangalore is your first port of entry in India, you can take a COVID test after arrival at the airport. https://testing-lab.com/covid19-testing-center/ is where you can book a test for yourself. If you travel via Delhi or Mumbai, you may need a negative RT-PCR report to continue your journey to Bangalore.

      Reply
  132. Divya

    Hi.. I am travelling from Dubai to Bangalore and will be staying there only and do not have any plans to travel anywhere from there so I do need to carry a negative Rt-pcr test report from Dubai and if not Do I need to go for testing at Bangalore Airport or is this test not required for me as I can self quarantine for 14 days at home

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Divya! Please read the very first paragraph of the article. You should either carry a negative RT-PCR report issued within 72 hours before your boarding the flight from Dubai, or take a COVID test after arrival at Bangalore Airport.

      Reply
  133. Sriram

    Hi,

    I will be traveling from USA to Bangalore via Delhi in Air India on Jan 9th.
    Are there any restrictions in Bangalore or Delhi regarding quarantine or RT-PCR Test?
    Any information would be appreciated, thank you.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sriram! We’re sorry for the delay in responding to your query. You must either carry a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before your boarding the flight from the USA or take a test after arrival at Delhi or Bangalore Airport.

      Reply
      • Sriram

        Hi Indian eagle team,

        Thanks a lot for responding. I understand that every passenger would need to fill out the self reporting form.

        Do I have to fill out the Exemption form on Air Suvidha in order to be exempted from quarantine?
        Or are we exempted from quarantine if we carry the RT-PCT test result within 72 hours?

        My first port of entry is Delhi, and not Bangalore.

        Thanks,
        Sriram

        Reply
  134. Jerome Barnabas

    Hi,
    I am planning on traveling to Bangalore anytime soon from Malta(Europe), I will have my transit in Frankfurt.
    What are the protocols in need to keep in mind before I leave?
    However, I will be getting my self tested here before I leave and I will have the results, will that suffice?
    Thank You
    Jerome

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jerome! A negative RT-PCR test report is enough to get you exempted from institutional quarantine in Bangalore if there is no further revision of the current regulation. You need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and register on Karnataka government’s SevaSindhu portal within 72 hours before boarding the flight from Malta.

      Reply
  135. Padmakumar

    Hi I plan to travel to Bengaluru from UK on 7th January 2021. Is RT-PCR Test mandatory before boarding or could i take the test at the BLR airport. Test cost in UK is too expensive

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Padmakumar! As per the circular issued by the Government of India on January 2, both pre-departure RT-PCR test and on-arrival COVID test are mandatory for travelers from the UK between January 8 and January 30, 2021.

      Reply
  136. Vijay

    Traveling Dallas – London – Bangalore on the 15th of January. I will be traveling by road from Bangalore to Salem(Tamilnadu). If I have a negative RT-PCR report, will I be allowed to home quarantine in Salem(Tamilnadu)?

    Reply
  137. peter

    Hi indian eagles team,

    I am traveling from singapore. Final destination Goa .
    Singapore to Banglore (Air India)
    Bengalore to Goa ( Indigo )

    I will travel with RT-PCR COVID report (negative) from singapore.
    can i board my onward domestic flight directly?
    Am i exempted from quarantine.?
    Please advise detail transit arrangement at bangalore airport.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Peter! The negative RT-PCR report will get you exempted from institutional quarantine in India. You will undergo thermal screening, pule oxymeter screening and other checks before you proceed to board the domestic flight to Goa.

      Reply
  138. Lubna

    Hey iam travelling from muscat to bangalore with my kids is pcr test required to show in BLR airport

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Lubna! If a negative RT-PCR test is not required by the airline you will travel on, you can travel to Bangalore without any test report and take a COVID test after arrival. If the airline does not require you to have a negative RT-PCR report, you can apply for exemption on grounds of traveling with kids (in case your kids below 10 years) on Air Suvidha (a section of Delhi Airport website).

      Reply
  139. Manu

    Hi,
    I need to travel from Qatar to Bangalore for a short trip and will return to Qatar within 7 days. If I arrive in Bangalore with a return ticket and a valid covid -ve RT-PCT ceritificate (taken before 72 hours), will I be exempt from home quarantine and carry on with my return journey?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manu! Yes, you can. However, please be advised to call the helpline of Bangalore Airport or that of Karnataka government and check for a more definite answer.

      Reply
  140. Sinjini

    Hi. I will be traveling from Maldives to Kolkata via Bengaluru airport. My connecting flight is at a gap of 5 hours. I will have to undergo RT PCR Express test. If the result comes negative I can board my connecting flight right?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sinjini! If you receive the report on time and if the report is negative, you can board the connecting flight.

      Reply
  141. Bhaskar

    Hello, thanks for doing a great job in answering so many queries.
    I am travelling to Maldives on 16th Jan from Kolkata (Via BLR). The return flight is to Bangalore on 19th Jan and then another flight to Kolkata after 3-4 hrs. I will get a covid test done on Jan 14 or 15. Do I need to get another test done before flying from Maldives? What would I need to do if i do not carry a negative report on arrival?
    I read somewhere that we will need to be tested at BLR airport, but will we be allowed to take the flight to Kolkata or will we have to wait for the result before boarding?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bhaskar! By the time you will travel back to Bangalore, the test done on Jan 14 or 15 will be older than 72 hours. Hence, the test may not be valid for exemption from institutional quarantine in India. Yes, you can take a COVID test after arrival at BLR Airport, but you won’t be allowed to take the flight to Kolkata until the result is out.

      Reply
  142. Lohit Jajee

    Hi, my parents (Indian Passport) are arriving in Bangalore on 11th Jan , 5AM. from London. I will get them do a RT-PCR before the journey. what is the other rules once they arrive?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Lohit! As per the mandated issued by the government of India early this month, travelers from the UK need to carry a negative RT-PCR report and take a COVID test after arrival at the airport too. Of course, it varies from airport to airport in India. Please call the helpline of Bengaluru Airport and check with them.

      Reply
  143. Javor

    Hi, Eagles Team!
    So helpful to respond to everyone here.
    I am traveling at the end of January to Bangalore for the Aero-India show. Starting from Bulgaria via Frankfurt.
    As per the last circular, there should be a negative test presented within 72 hours FROM the date of travel.
    This is a bit confusing. Could you explain what this means?
    Also, as a business traveller, I am supposed to show a confirmed return ticket showing a date no later than 14 days from arrival. If my point of exit from India is not Bangalore, but Delhi, is this rule still applicable?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Javor! You need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before your flight from Bulgaria. We don’t have a definite answer to your second query. Please call the helpline of Bangalore Airport or Delhi Airport. Thank you!

      Reply
  144. Krishna

    I am an Indian passport holder, planning to travel from Toronto, Canada to Bangalore in 1 week.
    I have 3 questions:

    1. Am restricted to only Air India / Air Canada flights to travel to India from Toronto or can I take other airlines such as British Airways or Lufthansa transiting via London or Frankfurt?

    2. What if I am unable to take the covid test before departing from Toronto or my covid test results are not available in time before my flight departs. Am I still allowed to fly?

    3. Assuming I do not have a covid test result and I am allowed to fly, will I be subject to a RT-PCR covid test at Bangalore airport or is that only for passengers who are symptomatic?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krishna! You can take a COVID test after arrival at Bengaluru Airport, no matter whether you are symptomatic or asymptomatic. You can travel on British Airways irrespective of your nationality and visa type. If you are a Canadian citizen/passport holder having a valid visa to India (neither OCI card nor tourist visa), you can travel on Lufthansa.

      Reply
  145. Gayadhri

    Hi, I am traveling to bangalore with very young kids. My husband and I have -ve pCR tests. Do I need test for kids as well? I have a 6yr old and 2 yr old.

    Reply
  146. Valli

    Hi Team,

    Travelling from Singapore to Bangalore on 16th Jan 2021 and will stay there for more than 14 days.

    Please confirm if we have to do RT-PCR test in Bangalore Airport after landing. And no need to take the test from Singapore before flying.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Valli! If the airline you will travel on allows you to board without a negative RT-PCR report from Singapore, you can take a COVID test after arrival.

      Reply
  147. Peter

    Hello indian eagle

    I intend to travel from singapore to chennai on air india/express with a Negative RT-PCR test certificate.
    I need to board a domestic flight to goa on chennai domestic airport.
    what is the procedure in chennai?
    I need to quarantine in chennai before boarding my domestic flight to goa?
    Am i exempted from quarantine in goa?
    Appreciate your good service
    my regards

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Peter! The negative RT-PCR report will get you exempted from institutional quarantine in Chennai and Goa too.

      Reply
  148. Lohith

    Hi Indian Eagle,

    my parents (Indian passport holders) and i (Uk passport holder) are tarvelling on 10th Jan from London to Bangalore (arriving on 11th 5AM) . i am planning to get the PCR done for all 3 of us before travel. What are the other rules/activities once i arrive there (before i can reach our home)

    Also my return travel is for 12th Jan (so just 1 day stay for me), what is the exit rule for me?

    pls advise

    Thanks
    Lohit

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      HI Lohith! Make sure to show your return flight tickets when you arrive at Bengaluru Airport, so that you get exempted from home quarantine in Bengaluru and you can travel back.

      Reply
  149. Irfan

    Hello thanks for your efforts.
    My parents are travelling from San Francisco to Bangalore (direct flight, directly arriving in Bangalore)
    They have 2 residences, one in Bangalore and one in Anantapur Andhra Pradesh
    From there they would to Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh in private car (or) they would stop at Bangalore residence before proceeding to Anantapur.
    Please inform if they need to get their Covid testing done.
    Also, do they need to fill in application in Suvidha? Please respond.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Irfan! A negative COVID report is mandatory, as mention in our reply to your other query. On behalf of them, you can fill out a self-reporting form and an exemption form not before 72 hours prior to their flight for India.

      Reply
      • Irfan

        Thanks Indian Eagle team.
        I have filled in the self reporting form.
        In exemption form, it is not allowing me to select the port of entry as Bangalore.
        Please inform if exemption form cannot be filled if first entry is Bangalore.
        So a negative PCR + self reporting form, these are the only 2 things needed to get home quarantine if first port of entry is bangalore from USA. Can you pls confirm asap, their flight is on 12th Aug.
        thanks again. I wish you all the best.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Irfan! Not to worry if you are not able to fill the exemption form. Your parents can carry the negative RT-PCR test report and show it to health officials at Bangalore Airport.

          Reply
  150. Irfan

    Hello team, thanks for ur efforts
    My parents are travelling from San Francisco to Banglore direct non stop flight.
    From Bangalore, they may go to Anantapur Andhra Pradesh in the private car.
    Are they required to get covid testing (PCR) done?
    And do they need to fill in any application in Suvidha.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Irfan! They have to carry a negative RT-PCR report issued within 72 hours prior to their flight from SFO, or they need to take a COVID test after arrival at Bengaluru Airport.

      Reply
      • irfan

        indian eagle team, thank you so much
        Quick follow up question – RT-PCR report issued within 72 hours, does it mean, they need to get the testing done within 72 hours (or) is it the report given to them within 72 hours (where the actual test happened around 5 days before). This is because here RT-PCR results are given in about 3 – 6 days.
        pls reply

        Reply
  151. Naresh

    Hi Indian Eagle,
    I am traveling from Miami, USA to Bangalore on Feb 18 for business and intend to stay for 3 weeks. I have had my first dose of vaccination and will be done with second dose on Jan 20, 2021 so I would be 4 weeks past completed vaccination ( Pfizer ). Do I still need negative PCR and would there be any quarantine restrictions ?
    I would want to travel within Bangalore during these 3 weeks and would want to visit Madurai for business as well.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Naresh! The Government of India has not issued any circular for those international travelers who have got vaccinated or who will be immunized by the time they travel to India. There may be some guidelines for this group of travelers by this month end. Please watch out our Facebook page for the upcoming updates.

      Reply
  152. Jayaraj

    Hi Indian Eagle,
    I am planning to travel from Newark USA to Bangalore via Delhi. I will only travel if the RT-PCR test is -ve when test is taken 72 hrs prior to boarding. I have two questions.
    1) Is there any quarantine rules for passengers with RT-PCR -ve report.
    2) Is there any restrictions for transport from Airport to home as my final destination is Mangalore which I plan via road.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jayaraj! No institutional quarantine for those having a negative RT-PCR test report. Only home quarantine will apply to you at your final destination. You can travel to Mangalore from Bengaluru Airport.

      Reply
      • Jayaraj

        Thnaks, One additional question. Can I use a Taxi service for Bangalore to Mangalore or should it be a private transport.

        Reply
  153. Pushpa

    Hi,

    I am planning to fly from US to Bangalore via Paris (Air France). My final destination is Pune. If I travel with -ve RT-PCR test –
    1. Will I have any issue taking domestic flight to Pune which would be on a different PNR same day with a gap of 4-6 hrs.?
    2. Would I need to worry about institutional quarantine because I would be travelling via Paris?
    3. Would I get porter help on the airport to get the baggage from international terminal to domestic check-in and wheel chair assistance too (I am senior citizen)?
    4. Any recommended domestic flights that would allow international baggage (since I will have multiple checked baggage’s?
    5. What all documentation should I carry and what should be the final destination I should put on Air Suvidha site since my PNR would be different for both flights?
    6. 72 hours prior requirement for COVID test would be from the international boarding time in USA, correct?
    Appreciate all the responses.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pushpa! Having a valid negative RT-PCR certificate, you can take the domestic flight to Pune without hassles. In Pune or Delhi, institutional quarantine is mandatory for those traveling from Europe, not transiting through Europe. yes, you need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before boarding in the US and upload the test report within 72 hours of the same on Air Suvidha and apply for exemption. Also, you need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha. If Pune is the final destination, you can mention it on Air Suvidha. If you have not yet booked your travel, you can call out travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary for your hassle-free travel.

      Reply
      • Suyog Pawar

        Hi I am suyog. I have planned to to travel from saudi Arabia to Bangalore via dubai in Feb but my final location is Solapur (Maharashtra). I have planned to travel in my final location by train or bus from Bangalore. If I have valid negative RT-PCR test then can I travel to my final location without any Institutional Quarantine?

        Reply
  154. Priya

    My parents are travelling from sfo to blr on Jan 9th with a negative rt-pcr test. But they will be traveling to coimbatore, Tamil Nadu via personal car. Do they need to fill the exemption form? When we to fill the exemption form for Bangalore airport it says not required. Can you please advise how to proceed?

    Reply
  155. Priyadarshini Rajendran

    Hello Indian Eagle,

    My parents are travelling form SFO to BLR on Jan 9th. However they will be continuing their journey to Coimbatore, TamilNadu, which is the final destination, via their personal car. DO they need to fill out the exemption form? When we tried filling it online, it says not required for Bangalore airport and not allowing us to proceed further. What should be our course of action for the same?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Priyadarshini! We regret not addressing your query on time. Hope your parents have reached Bangalore safely. Those (asymptomatic) traveling directly to Bangalore from any other country than Europe and the Middle East don’t need to apply for exemption.

      Reply
  156. Manoj

    Hi, I am travelling from Frankfurt to Bangalore on Jan 29 2021 along with my family .Then we are going to kochi Kerala with domestic flight . Wanted to know is Covid test mandatory to be done. And -ve result need to be submitted in RT PCR test taken 72 hrs prior? Or is it ok we arrive at Bangalore without a covid test taken? Is there any provision available at airport to take the test for international passengers and also what are the procedures to be followed to travel to Frankfurt to Bangalore then Kochi.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manoj! If you are not carrying a negative RT-PCR report from Frankfurt, you can take a COVID test upon arrival at Bangalore airport. The The link for booking a test at Bangalore airport is given in the article. A negative report is required for traveling to Kerala. Make sure to register on Kerala government’s jagratha portal and apply for a travel e-pass. If you choose to get tested at Bengaluru airport, make sure the connection time is sufficient.

      Reply
  157. Jitty Thomas

    Hi Indian Eagle,
    I am travelling from the united kingdom to Bangalore on 12th Jan and I have a connection flight booked from their to Cochi.Will I be able to go to kerala without any institutional quarantine?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jitty! To evade institutional quarantine in Bangalore, you need to take an RT-PCR test before departure from the UK or after arrival at Bangalore airport.

      Reply
  158. Jack Santana Pereira

    Hi I am Jack. Can I visit as short term visitor without quarantine if I have confirmed return ticket and hotel reservation for 4 days. I will be flying from UAE to Bangalore on 12th Jan for my son’s admission purpose. Kindly also note that I returned to UAE from UK on 02 Jan 2021 and have negative PCR result after arrival Dubai. Kindly advise.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jack! The negative report that you currently have will not work. You need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before your departure for Bangalore or take a test after arrival at Bangalore airport.

      Reply
  159. Aarti

    hello, my in-laws are traveling from New York City to Bengaluru via Dubai on Emirates. if they don’t have an RT-PCR test done prior to departure and are asymptomatic, can they get the express RT-PCR test done at Bengaluru airport and go home if the test is negative, with no quarantine required?
    thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aarti! yes, they can take a COVID test after arrival at Bangalore Airport. The link for booking an on-arrival test is given in the article. If the on-arrival test gives negative results, they will be allowed for home quarantine.

      Reply
  160. Sajin

    Hi,

    I am planning to visit Bangalore for 9 days in the first week of Dubai and will be staying in a hotel. I will be carrying a RT-PCR test results. Do i need to go through home quarantine while i am in bangalore?

    Reply
  161. Poornima

    Hi!

    We are going to Chennai from US through Bangalore. Is negative RT-PCR test sufficient to submit for exemption from home quarantine in Chennai or since our first airport of entry is Bangalore, will there be mandatory home quarantine in Chennai?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Poornima! There is no exemption from home quarantine in Chennai except for emergency situations like medical treatment or death in family.

      Reply
  162. Navin Kumar Gupta

    Hello Indian Eagle

    I am planning to travel from Qatar to Bangalore , if i produce a Covid Negative test report upon arrival in bangalore airport, can i get an exemption for home quarantine? what is the process to get home exemption? pls guide..

    if i get an exemption, am i allowed to move out in Karnataka without any restriction?

    For return journey to Qatar, am i required to get a covid test before travel?

    Thanks
    Navin

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Navin! You travel either to or from Bangalore on Qatar Airways, the airline requires you to have a negative RT-PCR report. Based on the report, you can get exemption from institutional quarantine, but not from home quarantine. In the current circumstances, home-quarantine is mandatory.

      Reply
  163. Karthy

    Hi I am travelling from Vancouver Canada to Bengaluru with a 3 hr transit in London. 13th Jan – 15th Jan reaching blore.
    1) Would i be able to take a test at the airport – if so how long would i have to wait at the airport
    2) Would i be subjected to Institutional quarantine if i test negative.
    As airport info in Delhi, airindia etc show any one flying from UK is subject to institutional quarantine.

    So glad i found your site !!:)

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karthy! If Air Canada onboards you without a negative RT-PCR certificate for travel to Bengaluru, then you can take a COVID test after arrival at Bangalore Airport. The link for booking a test is given in the article. It may take up 5-7 hours at BLR Airport. If the result is negative and you are asymptomatic, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. Only Delhi and Mumbai have imposed mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine on travelers from the UK.

      Reply
  164. Zara. N

    Hello,
    Thank you for all this information.
    Could you please let me know if a below 10 years child should also do a covid test before departure from abroad? We are flying in direct from Paris to Bangalore in February.

    Zara. N

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Zara! Since the new variant of the coronavirus was found in the UK and other countries, a COVID test has been must for all travelers from Europe, either before departure or after arrival. We recommend you apply for exemption in one of the special categories on Air Suvidha. If the exemption is approved, neither you nor your child need to take an RT-PCR test before departure. If the exemption is rejected, it means that a COVID test is mandatory for the kid too.

      Reply
  165. Mohammed hafeez

    Hi my self mohammed dear concern ! I am traveling international too domestic flight too banglore. Do we need required PCR test must and do need too stay home qurrainte ? Need your valuable information

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mohammed! It is mandatory to take an RT-PCR test before departure or after arrival at Bangalore Airport.

      Reply
  166. Anoop Sabu

    Good day,

    I am a master’s student in Ireland who is currently planning to return to India (Bangalore) on the 6th of February 2021 since my classes have been moved online completely. Below are the flight options that I have shortlisted for that day:

    Air France (Dublin – Paris – Delhi – Bangalore)
    Qatar Airways ( Dublin – Doha – Bangalore)
    Emirates (Dublin – Dubai – Bangalore)
    Lufthansa (Dublin – Frankfurt – Delhi – Bangalore)

    I have 3 queries regarding the above-mentioned options:

    Do these flights fall under the ‘Air Bubble’ arrangement?
    Would I be exempted from home quarantine if I have an RT-PCR -ve test result taken within 72hrs of departure time?
    Would there be any complications at Delhi Airport if I am transiting through it?

    TIA 🙂

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anoop! Technically, Air France’s itinerary and Lufthansa’s itinerary fall under the Air Bubble agreement. We are not sure whether you (a traveler from Europe) will be exempted from home quarantine. If you have a valid negative RT-PCR test report, there won’t be complications at Delhi Airport. Please note Delhi government has made on-arrival COVID testing and 7-day institutional quarantine mandatory for all travelers from the UK.

      Reply
      • Anoop Sabu

        Hello again,

        I am flying into Bangalore from Ireland via Dubai this weekend. I have the RTPCR -ve test result and completed self-reporting form on Air Suvidha. Apart from the applications required by Karnataka govt,, would I need an excemption form as well?
        Also, Would I be excempted from Home quarantine at this point of regulation?

        TIA

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Anoop! As per the current norms, you need to upload the negative RT-PCR test result and apply for exemption on Air Suvidha within 72 hours prior to your travel from Ireland. We are not sure whether exemption from home quarantine will be granted to you, as you are traveling from Europe.

          Reply
  167. Ram K

    Hi, I’m traveling from SFO to Hyderabad via Bengaluru, we have 5+ hrs layover at Bengaluru. Do I need to carry RTPCR to show at arrival in Bengaluru? what are the option we have. Is the Rapid PCR works or do we need regular RT PCR. I saw at https://testing-lab.com/covid19-testing-center/ they mentioning RTPCR might take 24hrs. In that case, can Bengaluru airport authority will allow us to travel to Hyderabad.
    Please help us.

    Thank you,
    RK

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ram! We recommend you travel with a valid negative RT-PCR test report from San Francisco, and the report must be issued within 72 hours prior to your boarding of the departure flight.

      Reply
  168. Madhu

    Hi,
    I am travelling from SFO to BLR on Jan 12th (direct flight). I have the COVID negative report and was trying to fill out the exemption form on the https://www.newdelhiairport.in site. It is not allowing me to select Bengaluru as the “First Airport of Entry” and not able to proceed further. will it be sufficient if I show the COVID negative report at the airport & be exempt from home quarantine and not fill the ER form via the website?

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Madhu! Not to worry! You can show the negative COVID report after arrival at Bangalore Airport.

      Reply
  169. Cijo Joy

    Hello Indianeagle

    I am planning to travel from Qatar to Bangalore with a Covid Negative test report upon arrival in bangalore airport, can i get an exemption for home quarantine? Can I move to another state within 48 hours.
    what is the process pls guide..
    Thanks&regards

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Joy! All international arrivals are bound to serve home quarantine for 7-14 days in Karnataka except in emergency cases. You can share your onward travel plans with the officials at the airport and request exemption from home quarantine.

      Reply
      • Tania Dsouza

        Hi, i am transiting via bangalore later this month (final destination Goa). I will be carrying Negative test report Plus confirm flight ticket to Goa. What are requirements for transit passengers. I heard about e travel pass. If required where i can find it.? please assist

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Tania! There is no other requirement for transit at Bangalore Airport. You need to fill out and submit a declaration form before departure to or after arrival in Goa.

          Reply
  170. Zara. N

    Hello,
    I would like to know if a covid test is required for KIDS BELOW 10 to come to Bangalore airport from Paris with Air France.
    Could you please let me know if it is compulasory. We adults and a 14 year old will be taking the test 72 hours before departure, but I was wondering about my 8 year old.
    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Zara! A negative RT-PCR test report is mandatory for all international travelers from Europe. Please check with Air France whether the airline will board your 8-year-old without a negative COVID certificate. If yes, don’t get him tested. If Bangalore airport officials ask for the 8-year-old’s COVID test report, you can get him/her tested at the airport itself.

      Reply
  171. Asma

    Hi,

    My sister ( Indian national ) is travelling from Portugal, arriving at Bangalore. Other than -ve Covid report & Air Suvidha form, is there anything else required. Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Asma! She needs to register on Karnataka Government’s SevaSindhu portal and apply for a travel e-pass.

      Reply
        • Asma

          Does this apply even if she is arriving directly at Blr ? From what I see the travel epass is if you want to travel to other states or within the state. She will only be in Blr. Not travelling anywhere else. ?

          Reply
  172. Jhanavi

    Hi,
    I am travelling from Chicago -Delhi – Bengaluru same PNR.
    If I carry negative RT-PCR test report will I get exemption from home quarantine?
    I am planning travel to my native after 2 days which is in Karnataka is the travel allowed?
    Which address I have to mention in Exemption & self declaration form?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jhanavi! You need to mention the address of your final destination in the exemption and self-declaration form.

      Reply
      • Jhanavi

        Thanks for the reply.. Appreciate your efforts for answering everyone queries. Kudos to you & your team. We are able to get lot of information from this site.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Jhanavi! We are glad to be appreciated for our efforts towards making travel easy and hassle-free in the current circumstances. You are likely to get exemption from home quarantine based on the negative RT-PCR test report. Wish you a safe and happy trip!

          Reply
  173. S Singh

    Hi ,
    I’m planing a trip to India Between 16-20 January from London United Kingdom to Amritsar (Punjab). My first question is , can I come to Bangalore airport via connecting flight from another country instead of direct flight from London to Bangalore ?
    Secondly, will I have to do institutional Quarantine ? Or I can go home to Amritsar and home quarantine in Amritsar?
    I understand we the rule of 72 hours test and another test at Bangalore airport
    Please guide me so I can book my flight accordingly.
    Kind regards

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Singh! Unlike Delhi, Bangalore does not have mandatory institutional quarantine for travelers from the UK or Europe. If your pre-departure RT-PCR test report and on-arrival COVID test report are negative, you will be advised for home quarantine at your final destination. Hence, you can travel on direct flights to Bangalore from London. DO make sure the layover/connection time is minimum 8-10 hours so that you can take a COVID test at Bangalore airport.

      Reply
  174. kistu sequeira

    Hi, I am planning to fly later this month to Goa via Bangalore. What are the rules for transit passengers in there for passengers flying from Dubai.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kistu! You need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha, (a section of Delhi IGI Airport website) and take a printout of the filled form. You need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before boarding the flight from Dubai and upload the test result on to Air Suvidha for approval.

      Reply
  175. Godi

    Hello
    Planning to travel from NY to BLR via Paris, it will be a 7-day trip, Do I need a negative RT-PCR test also is there any mandatory quarantine now in Bangalore?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Godi! Home quarantine for 7-14 days is mandatory in Bangalore. You can take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 before your journey from New York or after arrival at Bengaluru Airport.

      Reply
  176. Amrit Das

    I will be travelling from US to Bengaluru via Doha in Feb2021. I will be doing a PCr test before I board the flight in Dallas but the test would be done 48 hrs before boarding sunce it takes 2 days for the result to come. So by the time I land in Bangalore the test will already be over 72 hrs possibly. So is the regularion is within 72 hrs I land in. Bangalore or within 72 hrs of starting my journey? I am and Indian Citizen but I dont have a India # with me and the Aragya App cant be downloaded with US numbers , so not sure how do I register in the App.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Amrit Das! As per the regulations, you need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before your journey from the US, and the test report must be issued before you board the onward/departure flight. Not to worry if you don’t receive the test report by the time of boarding. If you receive the test report by the time you arrive at BLR Airport, you can show it to the officials there. Otherwise, you can take a COIVD test at BLR Airport. You don’t need an Indian SIM card. After the Aarogya Setu app is installed on your mobile device, you can use an Indian number (of any of your family members in India) to make the app work for you.

      Reply
  177. Priya

    Hello,
    I am planning to travel from the US to Bengaluru via London on a connecting flight with British airways. on Feb 4th. If I carry a negative PCR test and test negative at the Bengaluru airport, will I be allowed to take a connecting flight to Tamilnadu? What are the procedures that I should follow prior to leaving the US and upon entry to India at Bengaluru?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Priya! Hope you know about Air Suvidha where you need to fill out a self-reporting form. If you are asymptomatic and travel with a valid negative RT-PCR certificate issued within 72 hours prior to your departure from the US, you will be allowed to continue your journey to Tamil Nadu.

      Reply
  178. Vinay

    Hello,

    Hope you are doing great. I am travelling from SFO to Bangalore, its a direct flight departing on Jan 16th with no Stops in the middle and Bangalore is First port of entry and final destination, I am not getting any spot to take the RT-PCR test. It would be helpful if you can answer the below questions.

    1. Is it fine to Travel to Bangalore without any Covid Test (RT-PCR)…?
    2. Do we need to fill out the Air Suvidha Form…?
    3. Do we need to do any home Quarantine for 14 days. If yes is there a way to skip it by filling some forms…?

    Appreciate if you can answer with some links if required.

    Thanks,
    Vinay

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! You need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and take a printout of the filled form. As you will travel from the US (not from Europe) and flying directly to Bangalore, you may not need a negative RT-PCR report. If a negative COVID report is mandatory, you can get yourself tested after arrival at the airport. Based on a pre-departure or on-arrival COVID test result, you may have exemption from home quarantine. Otherwise, home quarantine is mandatory.

      Reply
  179. Veer

    Hi, my parents are travelling from UK to Delhi probably end of January, then taking a domestic flight to Bhopal after they land in delhi. They will be carrying a Negative RT-PCR report from UK, my question-
    1- Do they need to take another test at Delhi or they can show negative report and take a domestic flight?
    2- What are the rules for Institution Quarantine in Delhi; whether these rule will apply or not as they will be taking connecting flight to bhopal.
    3-If they need to follow Institution Quarantine can they exempt as they both have health issues? there is no where on the official website where I can see what valid health issues are..
    4- Should I consider looking for Uk to Bangalore flight instead as there is no institution quarantine rules and with negative report from uk, can my parents take connecting flight to Bhopal.
    Will really appreciate your help as its really hard to find any information.

    Reply
  180. Sheha

    Hello,

    I am traveling with my 3year old Kid from USA to Bangalore Transit is via the Frankfurt. Please clarify,

    – Is my Child needs to get the Covid test in Bangalore upon arrival?
    – If we have Kid with us is it mandatory for doing Home Quarantine if test is negative?
    – Do we need to wait for test results in Bangalore airport? or we leave as soon the test sample are given?
    – Do they test for new Strain also in RT-PCR test in Bangalore or regular virus?

    Thank you and I am so grateful for you all helping for answering the people in need in this dark time.

    Thank you again.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sneha! The child is likely to be exempted from COVID testing. If you test negative, you may get exemption from home quarantine too. Yes, you need to wait until the test result is issued. There is no additional test for the new strain of the virus.

      Reply
  181. narendra nath gupta

    I will be travelling with my wife (both above 65 years) on 1st feburary 21 from Bahrian to Bangalore. We both have already received two doses of Sinopharm vaccine.
    Do we need to carry RT-PCR report. If it is negative then will there be any home /institutional quarantine for us.

    Thanks & regards.

    Narendra

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gupta ji! The government of India has not yet issued separate guidelines for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Please wait for a week. Or else, you need to take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to boarding flight from Bahrain. If the result is negative, you will be advised home quarantine only.

      Reply
  182. Karthika

    Hi, I am traveling to Bangalore from Frankfurt with my 4 month old baby. I plan to take the rapid test at the airport upon landing in Bangalore. Will my baby need to take the Covid test on arrival too?

    Thanks,
    Karthika

    Reply
  183. Veer

    Firstly thanks, you are doing a fantastic job in supporting us all.

    My parents are travelling from UK to Delhi probably end of January, then taking a domestic flight to Bhopal. They will be carrying a Negative RT-PCR report from uk, my question-
    1- Do they need to take another test at Delhi or they can show negative report and take a domestic flight (with in 72 hour if they can take Bhopal flight)?
    2- Does Institution Quarantine rule at Delhi affect them or not as they will be taking connecting flight to Bhopal?
    3-If they need to follow Institution Quarantine can they exempt as they both have health issues? There is nowhere on the official website where I can see what valid health issues are..
    4- Should I consider looking for UK to Bangalore flight instead as there is no institution quarantine rules and with negative report from Uk, can my parents take connecting flight to Bhopal from Bangalore?

    Will really appreciate your help as it’s really hard to find any information.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Veer! Delhi has mandatory on-arrival COVID testing and institutional quarantine policy for travelers from the UK. If they are asymptomatic and get a negative RT-PCR report within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight in the UK, they will be exempted from institutional quarantine in Bangalore and be allowed to travel further.

      Reply
      • Veer

        is there any exemption rules at Delhi airport, my parents have medical condition, they will be coming from uk to delhi and then domestic flight to bhopal.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Veer! All international arrivals from the UK are subject to compulsory institutional quarantine in Delhi. You can call the helpline of Delhi Airport for more information.

          Reply
  184. Sid

    Hi,

    I am travelling on the 23rd from Singapore where there are almost zero cases. I had the following questions:

    1. Is it ok to arrive in Bangalore without any covid test? I can take the RT-PCR at Bangalore right?
    2. Do I need to do home Quarantine for 14 days?

    Thank you !

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sid! If Singapore Airlines boards you without a negative COVID report, you can travel to BLR airport and take a test after arrival. If the result is negative, you may get exemption from home quarantine.

      Reply
  185. JL

    Hello,

    Thank you for replying to so many questions above promptly. That helps.

    I am planning on travelling from London to Bengaluru in the next two weeks where I will be staying for a month. I need to travel with 1 year old and 5 year old. If possible I wanted to avoid home quarantine as well as my father needs medical support which is the reason for my travel.

    I had some questions regarding this please.

    1. Do my 1 year old and 5 year old need covid negative report?
    2. Do I need a negative report? If yes, If i get pre departure covid negative report could I avoid home quarantine?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jaya! According to the website of BLR Airport, all arrivals from the UK must carry a negative RT-PCR report and take a COVID test at BLR airport too. If the test taken at the airport is negative, they will be mandated to follow 14-day home quarantine. Please be advised to call the helpline of BLR Airport and check whether the kids need COVID testing.

      Reply
  186. Vinay

    Hello,

    I’m travelling to Bangalore from Toronto in March. I have a couple of questions –

    1. I have a layover in Dubai. Is it possible to enter Bangalore from Toronto with a layover in Dubai or do I need a direct flight to Delhi and then go to Bangalore from there? There is no direct flight from Toronto to Bangalore.
    2. Other than a negative PCR test, is there any form I need to fill or an any app where I need to enter my details?

    If you have any more information that I need to know, please let me know.

    Thank you!

    Vinay

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! You can travel to Bangalore via Dubai. You need to register on Karnataka state’s SevaSindhu portal and install Aarogya Setu app on your mobile phone.

      Reply
      • Vinay

        Great, thank you!

        Thanks to the Indian Eagle team for this post and answering all the questions!

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Vinay! Since our inception, we have been on a mission to make air travel easier and better. Thank you for appreciating our efforts! Wish you a happy and safe travel!

          Reply
  187. Vinay

    Hello IndianEagle team,

    Thank you for this post!

    1. I’m travelling from Toronto to Bengaluru with a layover in Dubai ( Toronto (YYZ) – Dubai (DXB) – Bengaluru(BLR). Is there any rule that I cannot travel to India if there a layover in Dubai (Indian citizen)?
    2. To avoid the quarantine, other than a negative COVID PCR test, is there any other form that I need to complete?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! You can travel to India via Dubai, no problem. You must fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and register on Karnataka state’s SevaSindhu portal and have a negative RT-PCR report. You will have to submit a declaration upon arrival at BLR airport.

      Reply
  188. Kavitha Erram

    Greetings,
    We planning to fly from LAX to Bangalore end of Feb with 3 year old daughter. Are we supposed to
    1. Get RT-PCR negative test to get exempted from home quarantine
    2. If Yes how many days prior to flying do we take this ? (Say we flying on 27th at 3.35 pm (Route is through Dubai, transit for 2 hours ) and arrive Bangalore at 2:55 am on March 1st. In this case should the test be done within 72 hours of arrival (i.e. on 26th or should it be done within 72 hours before departure). It is bit confusing. Please advise

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kavitha! You need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before your departure from LAX. It means the test must be taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the departure flight. The negative result may get you exempted from home quarantine too. Please note COVID testing is not mandatory for the 3-year-old.

      Reply
  189. salahudheen

    hai,, sir,, I am travelling from abudhabi to bangalore on 31 st january … is there any rule

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Salahudheen! You must carry a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to your departure flight, or you must take a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport. If the result is negative, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine and advised home quarantine.

      Reply
  190. Nehal

    Hi , I am travelling to Bangalore from Singapore. I will have onward journey to Bhopal from Bangalore.
    Singapore to Bangalore flight is AirIndia and Bangalore to Bhopal flight is Indigo different PNRs. Do I need to bring negative RT-PCR test from Singapore ? Is it mandatory to carry negative RT-PCR test with me?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nehal! Yes, you must have a negative RT-PCR test result from Singapore. Or, you can take a COVID test upon arrival if the connection time/layover at BLR Airport is minimum 6 hours.

      Reply
  191. Malay

    Hi Team, I will be travelling from London to Kolkata via Bangalore on 30th Jan. I will obviously be carrying a -ve PCR report from here. Can you please advise if I will be tested in Bangalore or Kolkata.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Malay! As per the mandate, travelers from the UK will be tested at the port of entry, and BLR Airport is your port of entry. Please be advised to call the helpline of Bangalore Airport for a more definite answer.

      Reply
  192. Meera

    Hi, I am 75 years old and will be traveling tomorrow (Jan 21st) from the US (Houston – Dubai – Bangalore) via Emirates. I have filled the self Reporting form (Air Suvidha) and have taken a printout of the same carrying the registration number. I have undergone a Covid-19 RT-PCR test and still awaiting the results. If I carry a negative RT PCR result, am I exempted from the 14 days home quarantine or I should still fill the exception form to qualify for this. Please advise. Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Mam! We regret the delay in addressing your query. Hope you boarded the flight without any issue. Yes, you can carry the negative RT-PCR test result (hard copy) and show it upon arrival at BLR Airport. Hope you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. Wish you a safe flight and hassle-free arrival at BLR Airport.

      Reply
      • Pradeep

        More than your reply, I genuinely liked the humane touch here. Btw, thank you so much for taking time in replying to everyone.

        By going through your very informative article, as well as your personalized response to many travellers here, I seem to know the answer, but wanted to confirm with you if I’m correct. I’m travelling from the US to INDIA (Bombay is my first point of entry and onward final journey to Mangalore) on this Feb 13th and returning to the US on 22nd. I intend to carry RT-PCR test results both ways (hopefully negative). By means of negative test results, I’ll be exempted from home quarantine and I’ll be able to travel back on 22nd. Am I correct in my understanding?

        However, my concern is will there be a quarantine rules as soon as I land in Mumbai and I’ll be stopped from my onward journey to Mangalore, even if I’ll have negative test results? Thanks again in advance.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Pradeep! Thanks for appreciating our consistent efforts towards making travel easy in the current unprecedented times. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result with a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine in Mumbai and home quarantine in Karnataka.

          Reply
    • Mura

      Hello Meera,

      I am also traveling on same flight on Feb1st and would like to know if Emirates allowed one Cabin bag and one Laptop bag in Economy ticket.

      Thanks
      Mura

      Reply
  193. Dharun

    Hi
    I am going to travel from Gothenburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Bangalore on feb 5 via Lufthansa. Other than the self declaration form, is it mandatory to show the RT-PCR negative test result while boarding in Frankfurt? I saw in the website that it is only mandatory to show the self declaration form and the test could be taken at Bangalore also. But I saw some posts stating they were asked for a negative RT-PCR test result at Frankfurt. If we do not show the test result at Frankfurt will it be a problem? Can I travel from frankfurt to banglore by not showing the RT-PCR test in Frankfurt and taking the RT-PCR test in Bangalore? Please do let me know

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Dharun! First, make sure to check with the airline if you will be allowed to board and travel without a negative RT-PCR test result from Germany. If yes, you can take a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport.

      Reply
  194. Dhruv

    What are the guidelines for transit passengers from UK. I am travelling from Uk to Delhi and then Indore- do I need to follow Delhi state rule or MP state COVID rules.thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Dhruv! If you are traveling from the UK, you will be subject to mandatory COVID testing and institutional quarantine upon arrival at Delhi Airport.

      Reply
  195. Pramod

    HI i am travelling from Kuwait to banglore on 13th feb , do i need to do pcr test in Kuwait before departure or can i do test in banglore on arriving.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pramod! If the airline you will travel on boards you without a negative RT-PCR test report, you can travel to Bangalore and take a test upon arrival.

      Reply
  196. Ravi

    Hi IndianEagle,

    First of all I highly appreciate your team is handling so many queries very efficiently. Many thanks in advance for being so proactive.

    I am planning to travel Indore from London via Bengaluru airport to avoid mandatory 7 days quarantine period of Delhi and Mumbai airports since I am accompanied with 2 kids (1 year and 7 year old) and wife.
    Could you please advice me on below:
    1. Is it compulsory for us to have negative RT PCR report for my 1 year and 7 year old kids as well?
    2. If we are tested negative after landing at Bengaluru airport then will I be able to catch domestic flight to Indore and have 14 days home quarantine in Indore OR do I have to arrange some private transport from Bengaluru to Indore?
    3. Please advice in case if there are any exceptions at Delhi/Mumbai airport too in case if person travelling with infant kid.

    Thanks,
    Ravi

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ravi! The 1-year-old may get exempted from COVID testing, but it is recommended you get the 7-year-old tested since you are from the UK. In case the test is necessary for the 1-year-old, you can get him/her tested upon arrival at BLR airport. If all of you test negative, you will be allowed to continue your journey to the final destination.

      Reply
  197. Sarthak Chawla

    I am travelling from Maldives to Banglore on 23rd Feb and then by Bus to Kudaikanal(Tamil Nadu) on 23rd Feb and then from Banglore to Patna(Hometown) on 27th Feb . What are the travel & Covid guidelines at Banglore Airport . Do we need negative RTPCR report ? Can i take flight from Bengaluru to Patna on 27th Feb ?

    Reply
  198. Karthik

    Hi,

    Foremost, Kudos to the team to take time and answer each and every query. You guys are really making travel peaceful in this stressful times. Wish to place on record my sincere thanks and gratitude for the same.

    I am travelling with my family from Paris to Bengaluru direct flight day after tomorrow. I will be in Bengaluru. I have the RT-PCR negative test result for all of us. I have registered on Air Suvidha (even though I dont land in Delhi).
    Clarifications:
    1. Is there any other requirement to register somewhere for Karnataka? request to please provide the link if possible.

    2. I do read the below statement in your blog above.
    “Karnataka’s new guidelines for travelers from abroad permit exemption form 14-day home quarantine if they submit a negative report of the RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey to India.”
    So are we exempt from home quarantine for 14 days as well?

    3. If I need to travel outside Bengaluru or Karnataka after 2 weeks, is there any other procedure to be followed for that travel?

    Request your response asap to help complete the process before I begin my journey.

    Thanks,
    Karthik

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karthik! All international travelers to India need to register on Air Suvidha, irrespective of their port of entry or destination in India. You are required to register on Karnataka state’s SevaSindhu portal and apply for a travel pass. You may not be eligible for exemption from home quarantine based on a negative RT-PCR result as you are from Europe. On completion of home quarantine, you can travel out of Karnataka. There is no procedure to go outside of Karnataka. There may be some procedure to travel to any other state. Please share with us your experience if you get relaxation from home quarantine. Wish you a happy and safe travel!

      Reply
      • p Murhy

        Hi Indianeagle
        Sevasindhu asks for AAdhar number and they want to send an OTP. My Indian phone number does not work here. Not everyone has an aadhar number either.

        Reply
  199. Sarthak Chawla

    I am travelling from Maldives to Banglore on 23rd Feb and then by Bus to Kudaikanal(Tamil Nadu) on 23rd Feb and then from Banglore to Patna(Hometown) on 27th Feb . What are the travel & Covid guidelines at Banglore Airport . Do we need negative RTPCR report ? Can i take flight from Bengaluru to Patna on 27th Feb ?

    Maldives—>Banglore—>Tamil Nadu—>Patna

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sarthak! You need a negative RT-PCR test result to travel to BLR Airport. Or else, you can take a COVID test upon arrival at the airport. If you are asymptomatic and the test result is negative, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. If you also get exemption from home quarantine, then only you can travel to Kudaikanal.

      Reply
  200. JK

    I am traveling to Pune from London via Bengaluru airport .I have 8 hour layover time for connecting flight from Bengaluru to Pune .May I continue my journey after negative result?
    Happy Republic Day!!!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi JK! Travelers from the UK will be tested for COVID upon arrival at BLR Airport. If you are asymptomatic and the on-spot test result is negative, you will be allowed to continue your journey.

      Reply
  201. Jawad

    Hi IndianEagle,

    I am traveling to Pune from London via Bengaluru airport on 8th Feb and I have 7 hours layover for connecting flight from Bengaluru to Pune.May I continue my journey from Bengaluru to Pune after covid result negative ?What will be quarantine guildeline for this case?

    Happy Republic Day!!!!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jawad! Travelers from the UK will be tested for COVID upon arrival at BLR Airport. If you are asymptomatic and the on-spot test result is negative, you will be allowed to continue your journey. Happy Republic Day to you too!

      Reply
  202. Renny

    Interesting is the karnataka portal, when i was trying to request for the travel pass for “to Karnataka from other counteries” and got the below statement ..

    “Service is disabled as per the decision by Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka”

    I am traveling from London to bangalore, got the COVID test done -ve

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Thanks for sharing what you experienced while applying for a travel pass.

      Reply
    • indira

      Hi Renny,
      If you had completed the journey, can you please share your exit experience?
      Did you undergo another RT-PCR test at the BLR airport? if so how long it took to get the results?
      How many passengers were there? Is it only for BA/LHR flights?
      thanks for your help

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pooja! Karnataka never had rigorous quarantine measures for travelers from the UK. Travelers from the UK need to take a COVID test at BLR airport despite their negative RT-PCR test result from the UK. If both the tests are negative , they will be exempted from institutional quarantine.

      Reply
  203. Rajeev

    Hi Indian Eagle ,

    I am travelling to Bengaluru on 11th Feb from New York City on board Etihad Airlines. I have a layover in Abu Dhabi for 2 hours and then from there I have flight to Bengaluru. I need to carry mandatory Negative PCR test otherwise air carrier will not let me board on flight. I need to stay in Bengaluru for 7 days and then have an onward journey to Lucknow. What are quarantine rules that would apply on me.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajeev! If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result from NYC, you will be exempted from quarantine.

      Reply
  204. indira

    Hello IndianEagle,
    Thanks for helping fellow travelers by providing the changes in the airport rules w.r.t latest covid-19. Your help is much appreciated. Here is my situation, I am traveling from SFO to BLR via LHR. I am planning to take a PCR test before my travel on Feb 4,2021. I read the RT-PCR test is mandatory upon arrival, an the BA/airport website says it would take upto 8 hours to get the results, until then you need to wait in the airport.
    The question is, if I take a domestic flight to Chennai, Am I still required to take the PCR test at the BLR airport(I want to avoid waiting 8 hrs at the airport, Chennai airport is bit relaxed on covid restrictions), If yes, does it take really 8 hrs to get the results? Any latest info on this is appreciated.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Indira! We are glad being appreciated for our efforts. As far as we know, travelers from the UK are subject to a COVID test upon arrival despite their pre-departure negative RT-PCR test results. In our opinion, if you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result, you won’t be put to a COVID test at BLR Airport.

      Reply
  205. Roshini

    Hi I’m travelling in a direct flight from Singapore to Bangalore. Air Suvidha is not allowing me to register for a home quarantine exemption. If i produce a covid negative certificate and Bangalore can i be exempted from home quarantine?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Roshini! Air Suvidha does not have a provision for home quarantine exemption. You can apply for exemption from institutional quarantine on Air Suvidha. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result, you may be exempted from home quarantine too.

      Reply
  206. Yash

    Thanks for helping fellow passenger. Appreciate your time here..

    Question, what does tests before 72 hrs before departure mean? does it mean 72 hrs before the flight departure from the exit country/airport or does this mean test report cannot be older than 72 hrs at the time of landing in destination airport?

    Also some countries take 48 hrs for the test results to be available, so the date and time is based on the results available or the date and time the test taken?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Yash! As per the mandate, you need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before your scheduled departure from the exit country/airport. The result must be issued within 72 hours prior to your departure from the exit country/airport.

      Reply
  207. Alind Srivastava

    Thanks for this info and answering our questions Indianeagle.

    I am travelling to Bengaluru from London on the 04th of February 2021 due to bereavement in the family. I will (hopefully) have a negative PCR test done with result before I fly. I am unable to complete the AirSuvidha form without the result of the test. Is there anyway I can get exemption from quarantine to complete some of necessities after bereavement? I cannot upload a test result 72 hours before the journey when the test itself has to be done within 72 hours of departure and takes about 48 hours. So unable to complete either the AirSuvidha or the exemption form.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Alind! You can fill out the self-reporting form on Air Suvidha (which is a must) without a negative RT-PCR test result. You can also fill out the exemption form and upload the receipt of the test taken. In case you are not able to upload the test result on time, you can carry it and show it upon arrival at BLR Airport. Make sure that the test result has a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab. Please note travelers from the UK are required to take a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport despite their negative RT-PCR test result from the UK.

      Reply
      • Alind Srivastava

        Hey thanks for the reply. I have tried again but cannot complete the Air Suvidha form without the test result.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Alind! No worries! You can carry the negative RT-PCR test result and show it upon arrival at the port of entry in India. Make sure that the test result features a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab. For more information, you can check the COVID FAQs on the website of Delhi IGI Airport.

          Reply
          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Alind! Wish you a very happy and safe trip. Stay in good health!

  208. Madhuri

    Hello Everyone,
    I have travel plan from Washington(USA)->Bangalore via Dubai on 10th Jan 2021, and then I need to go to my home town Belgaum(Karnataka). As per the process I will do my RT-PCR test before travel. After reaching to Belgaum, do I need to do home quarantine for 7 or 14days? Actually I have Visa interview on 16th Jan 2021 again in Bangalore, so I am worrying about this. Is Home quarantine is mandatory as I am traveling only within Karnataka

    Can anyone assist/share their experiences

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Madhuri! Hope 10th Jan is a typo. You must be traveling this Feb 10. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result, you have fair chances of being exempted from home quarantine too. Upon arrival at BLR Airport, you can share your purpose of visit.

      Reply
  209. Alind Srivastava

    Hello Indianeagle,
    Thank you for answering our questions. I am flying from London to Bengaluru Om the 04th of February for a family bereavement. I have done the test and awaiting the result. I can’t complete the Air Suvidha form until I receive the result. This is silightly contradictory as the form needs to be completely 72vhours before travel but the result won’t be available until just before flying.

    Can I ask for exemption from quarantine due to the circumstances? I would be great Elul for any advice/suggestions.

    Reply
  210. Viswanathan Edayath Veettil

    Hi,

    Good day…

    I will be reaching Bangalore from Kuwait on 15 February 2021 with a Negative RT-PCR Test Report. I will stay 4 days in Bangalore and will travel to my native in Kerala on 20 February 2021 in a private vehicle. I have already registered in Air Suvidha as well. Do I need to download Karnataka Quarantine Apps ? Do I need to apply for Quarantine Exemption?

    Thanks & regards,

    Viswanathan

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Viswanathan! Yes, you need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha and download Karnataka government-recommended apps.

      Reply
      • Viswanathan Edayath Veettil

        Thank you very much for your kind response….

        One more doubt : is it mandatory to upload Negative RT-PCR Certificate while applying for Quarantine Exemption and if yes, is it okay to apply for Exemption on the previous day of travel…. Your kind response will be much appreciated… (I tried to apply without uploading the certificate, but it’s not going through).

        Best regards,

        Viswanathan

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Viswanathan! Yes, you can upload the test result for exemption on the previous day of travel and carry the hard copy to show upon arrival. Make sure the the negative RT-PCR certificate has a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab.

          Reply
  211. Abhay

    Firstly Thank you for answering our questions Indianeagle.

    I am travelling alone from Frankfurt to Bangalore on 12th Feb, 2021 and I will be staying in Bangalore. I have got few questions on what I need to do before I start my journey.

    1. Do I need to register in Air Suvidha? Because It has 5 exemption categories and none of them apply for me as I am travelling alone. I am planning to do a test at Bangalore airport after arrival so I guess it should be fine?
    2. Do we have any other requirement if I am travelling to Bangalore from Europe? If there is any please share the link.

    Thanks for your help 🙂

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Abhay! It is mandatory to fill out the self-reporting form on Air Suvidha. If you choose to get tested upon arrival at BRL Airport, you don’t need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha. In addition, you will have to fill out a declaration form at BLR airport.

      Reply
  212. Letha Venkatesh

    I have a ticket from europe to Bengaluru and then from BLR to MUM. Its a single PNR ticket upto MUM.
    Can I stop my journey at BLR , without taking the BLR-MUM leg of my travel? After collecting the baggage after customs, can I inform the airline about not taking the flight to MUM and then go out of airport?

    Or is it necessary for me to modify or cancel & rebook the ticket- making it only upto Bengaluru?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Letha! If the itinerary requires you to check out bags at BLR Airport and check in again for Mumbai, then you collect your bags, inform the officials at BLR Airport about the change in your plan, and exit the airport. If the bags are to be checked out directly at Mumbai Airport, you need to get your itinerary modified or cancelled and rebooked by calling the airline/travel agency.

      Reply
  213. Vinay

    I am traveling to BLR from SFO via Air India direct flight on 6-Feb. I will have a negative RT-PCR test report with me. Do I still have to fill Air Suvidha form? What other apps to download or forms to fill? Do I have to quarantine once I arrive? Thanks and appreciate your response!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinay! Hope you have already filled a self-reporting/self-declaration form on Air Suvidha. As per the mandate, you need to upload the negative RT-PCR test result and apply for exemption on Air Suvidha within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey. Do make sure to install Arogya Setu app on your mobile phone. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result with a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine.

      Reply
  214. Ashish

    Thankyou for your prompt responses, clarity and fantastic effort. Great job
    My sister and her 2 teenage kids are travelling from dubai to bangalore on 14 th feb.
    they shall be carrying their test results and registering on the karnataka apps
    Subsequently after 4 days we intend to fly to jaipur for a marriage
    If they carry a valid negative Rt Pcr report will they be mandated for 14 days home quarantine

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ashish! If they share their onward travel plans (without revealing the exact purpose) upon arrival at BLR Airport, they are likely to be exempted from home quarantine. Please be advised to call the helpline of BLR Airport.

      Reply
  215. Vijay Bose

    Hi,
    First, thank you for your time and effort taken to answer all of our queries.
    I will be travelling from EWR to BLR via DEL, arrival 7:30 PM, Mar. 15
    Departing BLR on Mar. 17, 5:15 PM to EWR via BOM
    I will be filling out Air Suvidha and carrying the RT-PCR test report with me.
    Will I be exempted from home quarantine given the less than 48hr stay duration?
    Many thanks

    Reply
  216. CM

    Dear Indian Eagle,

    Thank you for your help with travel, especially in these highly unusual times. Could I ask your help with the following questions please:

    I intend to travel from London to Bangalore, and then onwards to Pune, at the end of February, and have the following questions. Not sure if you might have this information or feedback from other passengers.

    1. Any indication of how long the RT-PCR test and results would take upon arrival at Bangalore airport?
    2. Recommended layover time between international arrival and domestic departure (to Pune)
    3. Any lounge facilities (like in Delhi) for passengers awaiting COVID test results?
    4. Are international and domestic terminals in the same building? I will arrive on British Airways, and transit to Pune on Indigo – would both flights be to/from the same terminal at Bangalore airport, or would I need to change terminals?

    Thank you for your help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi CM! It may take 4-8 hours to get tested and receive the result at BLR Airport given the rush of international arrivals on a given day. Bangalore being an international airport must have lounge facilities for the travelers waiting for the test results.

      Reply
  217. BN

    Hi,

    I will be traveling from NYC to Bangalore on 19th Feb for 4 days and going to Kerala after. I will be carrying a negative RT-PCR test and show air ticket proof of flight from Bangalore to Kerala. Wanted to know if this will be enough to get exempted from quarantine and what are the procedures.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi BN! A negative RT-PCR test result and a proof of your onward travel plan within India are enough.

      Reply
  218. Jay

    Hi, We are traveling from Brisbane to Bangalore on 18th Feb to Bangalore, Final destination is also bangalore.
    1 . Do we need to undergo COVID Test?
    2. Do we need to Home Quarantine?

    Thank you in Advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jay! If Bangalore is your first port of entry in India and if you are asymptomatic, you may not need a negative RT-PCR test result. In this scenario, you will have to undergo 7-14 days of home quarantine. In other scenario, only a pre-departure or post-arrival negative COVID test can get you exempted from home quarantine.

      Reply
  219. Ramesh

    HI,
    Good day…
    I will be traveling from Kuwait to Bangalore on 15 Feb for 5 days (will be staying with my Daughter and her Husband) and going to Kerala (Kannur) on 20 Feb. I will be carrying a negative RT-PCR test and onward flight ticket from Bangalore to Kannur. Would you kindly advise whether this will be enough to get exempted from quarantine in Bangalore and other procedures to be followed there. I have already done Air Suvidha formalities.
    Thanks & regards,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ramesh! A negative RT-PCR test result and a confirmed flight ticket for onward travel will be enough to get your exempted from home quarantine in Bangalore.

      Reply
  220. Pradeep

    Dear Indianeagle,

    Thank you for all the effort here!

    I am travelling with my kids (4yrs and 6yrs) to Bangalore on 17/Feb from London, UK. My final destination is Hubli. I will have completed the formalities with Air Suvidha and have the PCR fit to fly certificate as well.

    1. Will we have to have the test in Bangalore on arrival?
    2. Is it possible for me to fly out of BLR to Hubli the same day, or do I need to Quarantine in Blr first?
    3. If I am allowed to fly out to Hubli, what sort of a duration do I plan for between flights in Blr?
    4. If I cannot fly out on the same day, am I allowed to take a taxi to Hubli?

    Any advice is very helpful. Thank you.

    PR.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pradeep! Karnataka government’s guidelines require travelers from the UK to take a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport. If both the test results – the one you will carry and the one you will get at BLR airport – are negative, you will be allowed to continue your journey to the final destination on the same day. Since you and others on the same PNR will have to take a test at BLR Airport, do make sure the layover is minimum 7-8 hours at BLR Airport. Yes, you can take private transport to reach Hubli.

      Reply
  221. Kirithika muralidharan

    Hi team ,
    We are planning to travel from Uk to Bengaluru is COVID 19 test is mandatory on arrival .. because our final destination is Coimbatore .. still we need to take test kindly check and do needful

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kirithika! Yes, all travelers from the UK are subject to mandatory COVID testing upon arrival at BRL Airport. You won’t be allowed to travel further until the test result is delivered.

      Reply
  222. Purushotham Rao

    Dear indian eagle,
    I am on the 7 days trip to Maldives. I will be coming back to india on 13th Feb (Bangalore and further connecting flight to Hyderabad on same day).
    Yesterday only I reached Maldives and we got tested negative RTPCR.
    As it’s a 7 day trip, for us is ot compulsory to test RTPCR while coming from Male (Maldives)
    Please advise me

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Purushotham! Yes, it is mandatory to take an RT-PCR test within 3 days prior to your departure from Male. Or else, you can take a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport if the connection time is minimum 6 hours.

      Reply
  223. Mohammed Shabaz

    Hi, I am travelling from qatar to bangalore on 19 feb, RT-PCR test is mandatory ?

    Reply
      • Vishkhush

        Thank you for confirming. I have the same flight Doha to Bengaluru on 19th Feb and plan to carry the negative RT-PCR test.
        If i am staying 7 days in Bengaluru and then going on to Chennai, do i have to specify the Chennai plans (via road) on the Self-reporting form?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Vishkhush! Usually, home quarantine is for 14 days in Bengaluru. You can share your onward domestic travel plan in the self-reporting form. There is no harm.

          Reply
      • Salman

        hello indianeagle,

        While departure what they will check, air suvidha and covid test report?. Any other documents we need while coming to bangalore. If we dont have covid test report we have only air suvidha what is the procedure.

        While coming from gulf country we need that reports? If we dont have what shall we do.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Salman! If you travel on Qatar Airways, you must have a negative RT-PCR test report, irrespective of your destination. If you travel on any other airline, you can arrive in Bangalore without a negative RT-PCR report. You may have to get tested upon arrival at BLR Airport.

          Reply
      • Mohammed Shabaz

        Many Thanks,

        I am travelling direct to bangalore without any stop, so do i need test report or air suvidha is enough.

        Please advise.

        Reply
  224. Jason

    Hi there
    I am travelling from London to Bangalore on 18/02/2021 by British Airways, with my wife and two children who are 1 and 4 years old. I will really appreciate if you could guide me on the following.
    1. Is a negative covid test result within 72 hours of my travel mandatory?
    2. If it is mandatory, is it also required for my children?
    3. Would a Covid test on arrival in Bangalore mandatory even if you have a negative covid certificate?
    4. Would the test on arrival mandatory for my children too?
    5. I will be travelling from Bangalore to Kannur(Kerala), by a taxi, as that is my home town. Would there be any restrictions on this?
    6. What are the online forms I need to fill in prior to my travel and what are the other requirements?

    I hope you would be able to advise me on these matters.
    Thanking you in advance
    Jason

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jason! As per the mandate issued in the wake of the new strain of the virus in the UK, all travelers from the UK must take an RT-PCR test before departure and a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport. Despite having a negative RT-PCR test result from the UK, you are subject to COVID testing at BLR Airport. We are not sure whether the on-arrival COVID test is mandatory for children from the UK. If both – pre-departure and on-arrival test results – are negative, you will be able to travel to the final destination. You need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and submit an exemption form based on the RT-PCR test that you will take in London. You will receive an email on successful filling out of the self-reporting form. Please take a printout of the email.

      Reply
  225. Sivakumar

    I am coming from SFO to Bglore on 23/2/21. I don’t have any COVID19 negative report. Do I need obtain a report from SFO or is the report necessary from Bglore ? I have to leave for Kasargod (Kerala) by taxi car
    Will there be any quarantine at Banglore ? Any COVID19 checking on the way to kerala?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sivakumar! If you are asymptomatic and traveling directly to Bangalore from SFO (not via any other airport), you don’t need a COVID report. You will be allowed to leave for your final destination but by means of private transport. In Kerala, you may have to undergo home quarantine for 7-14 days.

      Reply
  226. Rajarshi Nag Biswas

    Hi,
    I am planning to travel to The Maldives on 17th Feb with my wife and child and would be returning on the 21st to Bangalore. Is RT-PCR test mandatory for us before boarding the return flight to Bnglr? And if not done, does it entail quarantine for any specific period?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajarshi! If you travel directly to Bangalore on return, you may not need to take an RT-PCR test before departure for Bangalore. In case a COVID test is mandatory, you can get tested upon arrival at BLR Airport.

      Reply
  227. Sachin Sakpal

    Hello ,
    Really appreciated for all the helpful information.
    Travelling with Family from US to Bengaluru by Qatar Airways early March. So layover is there of 2.30hrs for connecting flight at Doha. If we carry the rt-PCR -ve report of 72 hrs, then do we still need to be home Quarantine for 14 days, if we are asymptomatic to the Airport’s Temperature and Oximeter test?
    Thanks In advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sachin! Yes, you have fair chances for exemption from home quarantine too.

      Reply
      • Sachin Sakpal

        Thanks!
        Additional Question: Do the Air Suvidha filling is Mandatory for my case ? Or is it mandatory for all international travelers coming to India?
        Do we need to fill the Karnataka Government App too for banglore as port of entry?
        Thanks

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Sachin! It is mandatory to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and register on Karnataka state government’s SevaSindhu portal.

          Reply
          • Sachin Sakpal

            Hello, Thanks for all your support.
            This is the latest status of process when we arrived today march 7th from US at Bangalore:
            1. Air Suvidha and RT-PCR report review
            2. Temperature screening, Oximeter testing
            3. Immigration
            4. Security check
            5. Baggage claim
            6. From 7th Mar, started mandatory Covid test at Airport
            7. No Quarantine words from Staff
            Hope this help to everyone.

          • indianeagle Post author

            HI Sachin! Glad to know that you traveled and arrived safely. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Please let us know whether you were allowed to exit BLR Airport right after giving your swab sample for a molecular test, and whether you have been advised self-monitoring of health or home-quarantine?

          • Sachin Sakpal

            That’s my pleasure Indian Eagle Team.
            After Covid test at Airpot, they allowed me to walk out without mentioning any home quarantine or guidelines.

          • indianeagle Post author

            Thank you once again! May everyone’s travel be smooth and safe these difficult times.

  228. Sowmya

    I am traveling from NJ-Frankfurt-blr with my 5 year old daughter. In this case can we both travel with the exception from air suvidha? Can I apply for this exception much before the 72 hours window so that in case it’s rejected then we can get a test done?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sowmya! International travelers flying directly to Bangalore don’t need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha. Since your itinerary involves a layover in Europe, you may have to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha not more than 72 hours before your departure from NJ.

      Reply
  229. Dr PG Kumar

    Sir
    If I take a flight fro USA direct to bangalore I need not have RT PCR report and will not be quarantined. Is it correct?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Sir! In order to be eligible for this sort of exemption because of traveling on a direct flight to Bangalore, you need to ensure that you are asymptomatic. However, 14-day home/self-quarantine will apply to you.

      Reply
  230. Prasad Venkatesh

    Hello,
    My wife and son are travelling on Emirates from Dubai to Bengaluru on 21st February. The airline and Dubai airport do not require passengers to carry a test tesult before boarding in Dubai. Hence, my wife and son will take the test on landing in Bengaluru. When will this test result be provided to them? Is there a home quarantine rule applied for such passengers even if their test is negative?
    Thanks & regards,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prasad! It may take 6-8 hours depending on the COVID test type and the rush of international arrivals on February 21. 7-14-day home/self-quarantine may apply.

      Reply
  231. Sabari

    Hi Indianeagle Team,

    First thanks for your valuable information

    In the coming week, I’m flying from FRA (Germany) to BLR – Direct Flight
    – I’ve read your earlier comments that PCR test is not mandatory before departure and Test must be done upon arrival. (this looks fine from my side )

    – But AirIndia (customer care), says that PCR test report is mandatory before departure
    — I want to take the test upon arrival which looks safer and not before departure

    – what should I do in this case?

    looking forward to your comment

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sabari! You can board and travel on Air India without having a negative RT-PCR test report. If it is mandatory, you can take a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport.

      Reply
  232. sajitha

    Hi please confirm if air suvidha to be filled for travel to bangalore and if so is print out required.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      HI Sajitha! All international travelers are required to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and apply for exemption based on a negative RT-PCR test report within 72 hours prior to undertaking travel to India.

      Reply
  233. Venkata

    i have to travel due to a death in the family. I am traveling from Frankfurt to Delhi to Hyderabad by airindia

    Is PCR test mandatory in such emergency cases?

    If yes, can the test be taken after i land in Delhi?

    I am travelling with 5 year old and 2 years old, is test required for them?

    I know this forum is for Bangalore, but any information with delhi will be helpful..

    Reply
  234. Bindu

    My friend has to travel from Los Angeles to Bangalore because his father died and he wants to make it to his dad’s funeral. He’s flying Air France. Port of origin is LA; connecting flight is from Paris; and final destination in BLR. Based on what I’m reading on Air Suvidha, he has to take a RTPCR test 72 hours before departure and submit a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha, right? He has done both. How can he get exemption from mandatory home quarantine in Karnataka in order to be able to arrange and attend his dad’s funeral services? Please advise.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bindu! We’re very sorry about your friend’s loss. If he is asymptomatic, has a negative RT-PCR test report, and provide valid documents about his father’s demise upon arrival at BLR Airport, he will surely be exempted from home quarantine.

      Reply
  235. Sunil

    Hi IndianEagle,
    Grateful if you can assist with my query.
    Planning to travel from London to Bangalore on 18th Feb. Is there a mandatory 14 days home quarantine upon arrival in Bangalore?
    The SOP issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for arrivals from the UK was valid until 14th Feb and no further news since.
    Thanks
    Sunil

    Reply
  236. Vijay Bosemani

    Hello,
    I appreciate your sincere effort and time taken to answer our questions.
    I am travelling from USA to BLR (final destination) via AUH (etihad) for a 4 day visit (confirmed return ticket).
    Will I be exempt from home quarantine given the short trip and if I carry a negative PCR test report?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! If those traveling from the US are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test report, they are exempted from home quarantine.

      Reply
  237. Pratham Mehta

    Hello, I’m flying from London to Bangalore on the 20th of February 2021. I will be carrying the negative PCR test report. I have also pre booked a PCR test at the Bangalore airport. Do I need to register with Air Suvidha and apply for an exception? And will I be eligible to skip the institutional quarantine?

    Thank you for all the efforts you are making in answering everyone’s questions. It is super helpful as there is a lot of conflicting information out there.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pratham! If both the reports – the one you will carry and the one you will receive at BLR airport – are negative, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. Yes, you need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and apply for exemption. Thank you very much for appreciating our efforts. Wish you safe and happy travel.

      Reply
  238. Manimuthu Ayyannan

    Hello Indianeagle Team,

    I am flying directly to Bangalore from SFO with my wife and daughter( 2 years 11 months) on 20th February, 2021 and driving to Salem, TamilNadu by private car. I have a following questions.

    1. Do we need to take RTPCR test for our daughter(2 years 11 months)
    2. Do I need to apply for exemption request from Air Suvidha
    3. Our destination is TamilNadu. Do we need to declare anything in SEVA SINDHU?

    Looking forward to hear your suggestions.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manimuthu! If you apply for exemption on Air Suvidha, you will receive the message that you don’t need to apply for exemption since you are traveling directly to Bangalore. Hence, COVID testing is not mandatory for your kid. It is recommended that you (adult travelers) take an RT-PCR test for hassle-free travel to the final destination.

      Reply
  239. Ganesh Mangalore

    Hello,

    I am travelling to Bangalore from London on 18th Feb for a business visit. I will travel back to London on 26th Feb. I have COVID 19 PCR negative certificate and will take another test at Bangalore Airport up on my arrival. Will I get a home quarantine? Any stamping on hands? Or Am I allowed to complete my business visit?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ganesh! You may be exempted from home quarantine because of your short business visit.

      Reply
  240. Gopal

    Hi I am travelling to Bangalore from Brazil On 20 feb and carry negative Covid report valid for 72 hours do I have to do a arrival Covid test at Bangalore or do I have to fill in airsuvidha form or any other form . My final destination will be Mumbai and I will be boarding domestic flight after landing in Bangalore

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gopal! COVID testing is mandatory upon arrival only for travelers from the UK as of now. You need to fill out a self-reporting form and apply for exemption based on your negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha.

      Reply
  241. Mahendra

    Hi Indianeagle,

    I’m planning to travel to Bangalore from SFO in April this year. I’ve been fully vaccinated (received both the doses of the Pfizer vaccine) against COVID-19. I just wanted to check if the government has issued any guidelines in regard to quarantine (or its exemption) specifically for international travelers arriving in India who have been fully vaccinated against COVID.

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mahendra! The government of India has not issued any guidelines in regard to quarantine for vaccinated international arrivals. Rather, new guidelines will come into effect on midnight of February 22.

      Reply
  242. BHEEMREDDY DAKSHAYANI

    Hello
    I am traveling to Bangalore from Dubai on 20th February 2021, I just wanted to fill out the airsuvidha exemption form but I couldn’t fill out as the first port of entry is Bangalore, I Had done my RT PCR negative test Do I still need to Go any quarantine?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bheem! No worries! If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test report, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine.

      Reply
  243. ganesh

    Hello,
    Am travelling next week from Saudi to Mangalore and then by road i will reach to bangalore by taking my brother car.
    Will there be any restriction in mangalore on quarantine?

    Reply
  244. Kumar

    Hi
    I am travelling from US->Doha->Bangalore on March second week. From there I am travelling to Tamil Nadu by Car, and i stay there for a month.

    Apart from negative Covid19 PCR Certificate and filling out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha, what else should I do from my side?

    Am i allowed to go to TN without quarantine in Bangalore?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kumar! You may need to register on Karnataka’s SevaSindhu portal and apply for a travel pass. As per the new guidelines for international arrivals, you will have give sample of your nasal/oral swab upon arrival at BLR airport because you will transit via Doha.

      Reply
    • MAHESHWARAN THIRUMOORTHY

      Hi Kumar,

      Could you provide the updates about your trip. I am planning the same channel to reach my hometown in TN

      1. How much you paid of molecular test
      2. Wait time at airport for molecular tet

      Reply
  245. Prithu

    Hi,
    My cousin is planning to travel from UK to Bangalore next month via British Airways direct flight.
    He needs to travel from Bangalore to Mangalore on the same day of his arrival.
    I hope he just needs to have the onward journey confirmed ticket to Mangalore and the Negative RT PCR test, correct?
    Does he need to go through any Covid PCR test at the Bangalore airport again? Please confirm.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prithu! All travelers from the UK, Brazil and South Arica are subject to COVID testing upon arrival at BLR Airport.

      Reply
  246. Kiran Kumar Devaraja

    Hi Indianeagle,

    Firstly Happy to see you guys answering questions with responsibility , I really appreciate it from my Heart.

    Could you please help me with the following query, As I can read from Emirates website that travellers from UK has to catch direct flights to India and cant transit from Dubai, I have major marriage attend on Dubai March 4th and this is my plan UK (3rd) –> Dubai (Transit Visa 2 days stay in Hotel 3rd night and 4th night) —-> BLR (5th).

    what is the latest procedure for ppl who are transiting from Dubai to India ? Please let me know the latest.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kiran! When mandatory institutional quarantine was imposed on arrivals from the UK, many travelers from the UK took the Dubai route hiding their original travel from the UK in order to escape institutional quarantine. You can talk to Emirates regarding your travel plan and purpose.

      Reply
  247. Kiran Kumar Devaraja

    HI ,

    I’m planning travel UK to India with 2 days transit in Dubai, what could be the process ? Am i allowed to transit Via Dubai ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kiran! In our knowledge, the government of India has directed all airlines not to transit UK travelers. If you have a valid reason to travel to Dubai and if Dubai does not impose institutional quarantine on travelers from the UK, you can stay 2 days in Dubai and then travel to India.

      Reply
  248. Raju TV

    Hi
    Thanks for all the help and suggestions so far for many confused travelers.

    I am leaving from EWR this Friday to BLR via Mumbai (AI is my carrier). With the new RT-PCR test rule for people traveling from Maharashtra, can I transit with my RT-PCR test taken in the US and proceed to Bangalore or should I need another RT-PCR test in Mumbai before I leave for Bangalore?

    Reply
    • Raju TV

      Also, will I need any other documents outside the Air Suvidha exemption with the results?

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Raju! Yes, you can travel to Bangalore from Mumbai based on your RT-PCR test taken in the USA.

      Reply
  249. Sivakumar

    Hi sir
    I am travelling from SFO to Bglore on 23/2/21 by Air India with an RT-PCR Covid-19 negative report . What else document works I have to undertake? Again, do I have to undergo institutional quarantine at Bglore?
    Your immediate response is highly appreciated..

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sivakumar! You are exempted from institutional quarantine because you are having a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 72 hours of undertaking the journey. Wish you safe and happy travel. Please be requested to share your arrival experience in the comment section.

      Reply
  250. Lubna

    Hey iam travelling from muscat to bangalore on Saturday with my 4 months kid and 4 years kids
    Is it compulsory for my kids to do pcr text on arrival in BLR airport iam confused as per new rules plz help me

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Lubna! All travelers form the Middle East are required to give their swab sample upon arrival before exiting the airport. It may not be compulsory for the four-month-old.

      Reply
  251. Namgyal

    Hello, I was unable to fly from Bangalore to Delhi to jfk today coz my covid test was on the 19 feb. can I take a test at the airport before my next flight? Or do I have to find somewhere outside?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Namgyl! Both Bangalore and Delhi Airports have COVID testing facility for international arrivals, not for those traveling out of India.

      Reply
  252. Smitha

    If I take a direct flight from the USA to Bangalore, do I still need to get a RT-PCR test at Bangalore? Will there be home quarantine?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Smitha! It is not mandatory for you to take a COVID test upon arrival if you are asymptomatic and take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to traveling from the USA. You will be advised either home-quarantine or self-monitoring of health in Bangalore.

      Reply
  253. Pradeep

    Hello,
    I am travelling from US to India on 11th March, 2021. I am trying to book tickets via Europe (Air France-via Paris or Lufthansa-Frankfurt) to ensure my port of entry in India is Bengaluru.

    As per the latest guidelines issued by the govt it looks like passengers traveling from Europe will have to take another Molecular test upon landing.

    Is that true for passengers transiting from Europe too? How different is molecular tests compared to PCR tests?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pradeep! If you travel via Europe or the Middle East, you will have to take a molecular test upon arrival at the entry airport. The good thing is that you can exit the arrival airport or take a domestic connecting flight right after giving your swab sample for a molecular test.

      Reply
      • Pradeep

        Thank you for your response. I dont have to take molecular test in case I travel directly from US to Delhi and from Delhi to Bangalore right?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Pradeep! For this itinerary, you don’t have to take a molecular test upon arrival in India.

          Reply
  254. ramesh

    If I travel from the USA to Delhi and take a domestic flight after 5 days to Bangalore, do I still need to show a negative PCR test while boarding for the domestic flight to Bangalore or declare my international trip ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ramesh! Karnataka has not yet made a negative COVID test report mandatory for travelers from Delhi. It may be in place given the current volatile scenario. Please be advised to keep a watch.

      Reply
  255. Shravya

    Hi.. i am travelling to Bangalore from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) via Dubai in connecting flight… and from Bangalore will be going to mangalore. What will be the procedure… what will be the procedure..

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shravya! You need to take an RT-PCR test and upload the report onto Air Suvidha within 72 hours of undertaking the journey from Riyadh. At the same time, you need to fill out a self-declaration form and take a printout of the same. Upon arrival at BLR Airport, you will have to give your swab sample for a molecular test.

      Reply
  256. Shermy

    Hi..
    I am travelling from Middle East to Bangalore along with an RT-PCR test result. I will exit at Bangalore airport and next day again afternoon, I will be travelling from Bangalore to Pune by Air India.

    Should I use Exit or Transit at Bangalore ? And is there any RT-PCR test / Quarantine at Bangalore / Pune for me? Thank you.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shermy! We are not sure whether you will be allowed to exit and re-enter the airport. If you take a connecting flight to Pune, you will undergo home-quarantine in Pune. Upon arrival at BLR airport, you will have to your swab sample for a molecular test. But you don’t have to wait for the result.

      Reply
  257. Vidya

    Hi , I am travelling to Kochi from London on 2nd March, Transit via Bangalore (Under same PNR), the Layover is only about 3 hours in Bangalore. By going through the posts here, it appears – UK Travellers needs to undergo RT-PCR test again in Bangalore and only will be allowed to board the next flight, if the results are negative . Please correct me if i got that wrong.
    Also, could you please advise – If 3 hour layover is sufficient . or should I make any changes?

    Really appreciate you guys for helping out the travellers in this challenging time. It goes without saying. Thanks a million!!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vidya! You got the right information. You will have to take a COVID test upon arrival at BLR Airport and have to wait until you receive the result. It is obvious that the 3-hr layover is not sufficient.

      Reply
  258. sivacharan Charan

    Hi I’m traveling next week from Dubai to Bangalore
    So in Bangalore once reach I need to take teat or direct quarantine

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sivacharan! Upon arrival at BLR Airport, you will give your swab sample for a molecular test and exit the airport. The result will be communicated to you via email or phone.

      Reply
  259. Laxmi S

    Hello,
    I plan to travel from London to Banglore next week and then take a domestic flight to Kochi on the same day. Could I travel from Banglore to Kochi on the same day provided I take a RT PCR test at Banglore Airport and the result is negative? I am slightly confused reading the article, should I have to go for a mandatory 14 day quarantine in Banglore on arrival? It would be helpful if you can answer. Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Laxmi! If both the reports – the one you will carry from London and the one you will receive at BLR Airport – are negative, you will be allowed to take the connecting domestic flight on the same day. No problem.

      Reply
  260. Ashlin

    I’m traveling from Kozhikode (Kerala) airport to Chennai airport.Moreover, I have 2hr layover at Bangalore. May I know wheather I need to have a covid negative rtpcr certificate as I’m arriving at Bangalore airport.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ashlin! Karnataka has made a negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for travelers from Kerala.

      Reply
  261. Vidya

    Hi,

    I am travelling to Kochi from UK via Bangalore (same PNR), the layover is only 3 hours. It looks like UK passengers will have to go through RT PCT test again in Bangalore. Could you please advise if 3 hours layover is sufficient or do I have to make amendments?

    Thank you so much for the help

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vidya! 3-hr layover is not sufficient at all. You got the right information that UK travelers are subject to mandatory COVID testing upon arrival at BLR Airport.

      Reply
  262. MSogani

    Hello,

    I am travelling with my two children 9 and 11 from London to India in two weeks and wanted to understand that if I have a flight to Mumbai via Bengaluru, do I need to wait at the airport after taking the COVID test? Also, as I have my sister who lives in Bengaluru can I exit and stay with her and wait for the test results take a flight the next day?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi MSogani! You can neither exit the airport nor take a connecting flight until you receive the (negative) result of the test to be taken at BLR Airport.

      Reply
  263. SK

    Hi
    If I am travelling from the UK to Bangalore , should I do a RT PCR within 72 hours of departing from the UK or within 72 hours of arriving in India? Could you please clarify that?

    Reply