The Indian Government has extended the precautionary restriction measures until 28 February 2022.

Who will be affected?

All international travellers

  • The authorities have extended the restriction on the International commercial passengers till 28 February 2022 (2359 hrs IST)
  • ‘Vande Bharat’ scheme and Air Transport Bubbles arrangements enables inward/outward movement of international passengers (both Indian and foreigners).
  • These instructions are in addition to the travel restrictions/ advisories already issued and under implementation.


Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for travel on Vande Bharat and Air Transport Bubble flights

  1. Persons interested in traveling to India on Vande Bharat flights, will register themselves with the Indian Missions in the country where they are stranded/ residing, along with necessary details as prescribed by MEA.
  2. Registration may not be required on flights operating under Air Transport Bubbles arrangements.
    • Vande Bharat Mission:
    • Air Transport Bubbles Arrangement:
    • SOP for travel on Vande Bharat Scheme and Air Transport Bubble Arrangement:
Santa Fe Analysis

Santa Fe will continue to monitor the situation closely for any update.

Please check in with your Immigration Consultant at Santa Fe for the latest update prior to planning your travel to India.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Roshni Ramachandran
Immigration Manager-India
Santa Fe Relocation
Mumbai, India
D: +91 22 450 24527

Paolo Longo
Regional Immigration Director–India, Middle East & Africa
Santa Fe Relocation
Johannesburg, South Africa
D: +27 (0) 10 595 2337
M: +27 (0) 83 677 7949


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