Travel to India

Travelling has changed, and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take-off. Ensure you check and comply with all airline and government travel requirements before arriving at the airport.

Last updated: 19 July 2023

On this page

Travel requirements

Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest IndianOpens external site in a new window and AustralianOpens external site government conditions for travel, including any applicable Australian State Government restrictions and requirements, which may include mandatory travel and health declarations, vaccinations, use of face masks, and immigration and entry requirements (which may include renewing your passport, or applying for a visa), or you could be denied entry.

Some countries have restrictions around transiting. If you're transiting via another country or onto another international flight, ensure you check the requirements of your transiting and destination country to ensure their Government allows you to transit.

If your itinerary includes travel with another airline, or Qantas codeshare flights which are operated by another airline on their aircraft, you'll need to contact them directly to understand and meet their requirements.

This information is subject to change and we recommend you check these websites frequently for any updates.

Leaving Australia

Before you arrive at the airport you'll need to:

  • Consider purchasing travel insurance. Qantas Travel Insurance policiesOpens external site (which are available to Australian residents) can provide cover for some COVID-19 related events. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. This is general advice only and your objectives, financial situation or needs have not been taken into account. You should consider whether the advice is suitable for you and your personal circumstances. Before making any decision to buy the travel insurance, you should read the Product Disclosure Statement and Target Market Determination. Issuer: AIG Australia Limited for policies for residents of Australia.

On arrival

  • Take a COVID-19 test (if required) at your arrival airport, and wait for a negative result before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
    • If you're not travelling from an at-risk country, you may be selected for random testing.
    • Children under 12 years of age are exempted from testing, unless symptomatic.
    • If you return a positive arrival test, you'll be required to enter managed isolation.

More information

Keep up to date with the latest requirements

It’s important to continue to check the relevant government websites for the latest travel requirements, as these may change closer to your departure date and more information may become available.  


Inflight and airport services

Find out about any changes to your airport and inflight experience.

See inflight and airport services for more information.