India to drop pre-departure COVID-19 tests for travelers from China, other countries

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India will drop the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement for travelers coming from or via China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand and Japan from Monday, the health ministry said, as COVID-19 infections have fallen sharply globally.

The random testing of 2 percent of all travelers landing in India will continue, the health ministry wrote in the letter dated Feb. 9 to the civil aviation ministry.