Information on COVID-19
Travel restrictions for India
Travelling to India is possible.
The genereal COVID-19 entry regulations for India have been lifted on 22.11.2022.
It is recommended to be vaccinated and wear mask.
The electronic Self Declaration Form (Air Suvidha) no longer needs to be filled in.
Different rules apply for entry from high-risk countries as of 01.01.2023. You can find these on the COVID-19 portal of New Delhi Airport.
- It is recommended to print out all important documents (visa, ticket, etc.) and carry them in print.
- The complete guidelines (as of 22.11.2022) can be found here.
- Entry regulations change frequently with the pandemic situation. Please continue to check the travel advice of the German Foreign Office as well as the COVID-19 portal of the Delhi Airport before each trip.
Visa for India
Currently, there are increasing delays and rejections by the Indian authorities when applying for eVisa.
The Honorary Consulate has no insight into or influence on the visa issuance process.
Apply for your eVisa for India on the authorised portal of the Indian government: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/.
Indian citizens in Germany
The Indian Embassy in Berlin is operating a hotline in case of urgent questions.
In addition, the Consulate General of the Republic of India in Munich has published answers on frequently asked questions on its website.
If your residence permit is expiring soon, kindly contact the relevant immigration authority. The contact details of the immigration authority in Stuttgart can be found here.
Distressed Indian Nationals can apply for assistance from the Indian Community Welfare Fund. More information can be found on the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of India in Munich.
Humanitarian aid for India
If you would like to support India in its fight against the Corona pandemic with donations in cash or in kind, we kindly ask you to contact the Indian Red Cross. The Red Cross is supporting the local health authorities while containing the pandemic. More information can be found here.
In addition, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce has created a platform where companies can offer help or ask for it. Furter details are available here.
Up-to-date information on the virus from the German Government
You can find up-to-date information on India and COVID-19 on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Information for investors in India
Invest India has just launched the Invest India Business Immunity Platform, which is a comprehensive and interactive resource for investors and the wider business community to access all relevant information about India’s fight against COVID-19.
It is a dynamic platform which keeps a regular track of developments in controlling the impact of the virus and provides the latest information about government announcements. Invest India is using this platform to disseminate information on best practices on how corporates in India are managing the disruption to their businesses and most commonly asked questions during this time.
Investors can also reach out to Invest India using the 'Live Chat' on the platform.
Please be informed that the given information can change without prior notice. We ask you to check the provided websites on a regular basis.