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.
Reviewed 13 June 2022
Travelling to Goa on a direct flight from the UK
All passengers must comply with all instructions and screening requirements at the airport. Most information and detailed guidance is available on the website of the Ministry of Health. You may need to provide contact details and be asked to download the Aarogya Setu app (India's Covid-19 contact and tracing and self-assessment digital service).
Firstly, please check to ensure you are classed as fully vaccinated.
- All passengers should submit a self-declaration form on the online 'Air Suvidha portal' before travel. Covid-19 vaccination certificates can be uploaded in place of a negative COVID-19 RT-PRC report.
- Proof of vaccination status. You will need to demonstrate your vaccination (COVID-19) status at check-in by showing the digital NHS COVID Pass (for travel abroad) on your mobile device or an NHS COVID Pass letter. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is NOT accepted
- No test before flying
- On arrival to Goa, you may be asked to present your self-declaration form or COVID PASS. .
Not Fully Vaccinated / Unvaccinated Passengers
- Negative PCR Covid-19 certificate, taken no more than 72 hours, to be uploaded before arrival 'Air Suvidha portal'. This should also be presented at check-in for your flight,
- You should not use the NHS testing service to get a negative PCR test to facilitate your travel to another country; you should arrange a private test.
Children under the age of five years
- Children under the age of five are exempt from COVID-19 testing before or on arrival.
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.