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Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Covid Travel Tips for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka


International travel has been plunged into chaos recently after the discovery of the new variant of Covid, Omicron.

The United Kingdom has already announced the reintroduction of protective measures against Covid, such as wearing masks in shops and on public transport.

The number of countries added to the red list has now risen to 11, meaning arrivals from those countries must self-quarantine at a government-regulated hotel.

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The Red List includes destinations such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola.

All newcomers to England will need to take a PCR test on the second day of return, after being able to complete a lateral flow test instead.

The UK government is not alone in reintroducing tough measures, but countries around the world have also taken a precautionary approach to the new variant.

Here are the current travel rules for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Passengers must be informed of the Covid rules in force


All scheduled international flights are still suspended due to the pandemic.

However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK are in service.

Passengers must submit a self-declaration form before traveling to India and show a negative test taken within 72 days of travel.

Upon arrival in India, travelers will undergo heat screening and be required to submit a test upon arrival.

Travelers are required to wait for their test results at the airport before departing or taking a connecting flight.

If the test is negative, then travelers will need to self-quarantine at home for seven days.

Another Covid test is required on the eighth day of arrival in India, if it is negative they must monitor their health for the next seven days.


Since May 5, Pakistan has restricted the number of international flights to and from the country.

Travelers over the age of 18 must be fully vaccinated to enter Pakistan.

People under the age of 18 or holding a medical certificate attesting that they are not advised to be vaccinated are exempt from this obligation.

Passengers aged six and over are also required to show proof of a negative Covid test taken up to 72 hours before the start of the trip.

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Passengers aged 12 or older will need a medical certificate showing a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of travel to enter Bangladesh.

They will also need to prove their vaccination status, with the course completed 14 days before entry, and a health declaration form.

Travelers may be subject to additional health control measures at the airport.

Passengers who are vaccinated do not need to self-quarantine upon arrival, but those who cannot prove they are fully vaccinated must self-isolate at home for 14 days.


Passengers traveling to Nepal will be required to present a negative Covid test performed within 72 hours of departure.

Those who are not vaccinated will need to show proof of hotel reservation where they will be forced to quarantine for 10 days after arrival.

Nepal will accept proof of recovery from Covid and the UK vaccination record.

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Sri Lanka

Entry to Sri Lanka may be subject to quarantine measures depending on your vaccination status and the results of the PCR test before departure.

Passengers who have traveled in the last 14 days to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland will not be allowed into Sri Lanka.

Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 of fully vaccinated parents who are tourists or foreign nationals are permitted to travel with fully vaccinated parents.

Sri Lanka will only accept the UK letter version of the Covid recovery proof and vaccination record, but they will not accept digital proof.

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