We have put together the following to guide you through the relevant requirements. These can change at short notice from both the Indian and UK governments so this should only be used as a guide, we recommend you check the FCDO website and have included those links for your ease.
As well as a full British passport valid for at least six months after the planned date of return from your holiday, all British citizens are required to have a visa when travelling to India. For more information, please visit Goa Visa Requirements.
Reviewed 4th January 2023
Travelling to Goa on a direct flight from the UK
All passengers must comply with all instructions and screening requirements at the airport. Travellers are no longer required to have proof of vaccination or, if unvaccinated, a negative PCR test. On 29 December 2022, the Indian Government announced new COVID-19 surveillance measures for international in-bound travellers, with immediate effect. These include thermal screening of passengers, and random testing of 2% of all international travellers over 12 years old upon arrival into India. If found symptomatic for COVID-19 during travel or on arrival, you will need to follow the instructions of the health authorities, which may include testing or isolation at a designated medical facility. More information and detailed guidance is available on the website of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Civil Aviation ,
Travelling to the UK on a direct flight
For entry to the UK, you are no longer required to take tests or complete a passenger locator form.