Covid-19: Undergoing treatment in India during lockdown

How can foreign nationals commence treatment in India during COVID pandemic?

The Coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on travelling for over a year. Due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, people are cancelling trips and are being cautioned by health officials to limit all non-essential travel. But what do you do if it’s an urgent international or domestic trip that is unavoidable. You do not have to compromise your treatment during COVID pandemic. This article will help you understand the requirements for travelling to India for your treatment during COVID pandemic. Let’s try to address all the concerns and questions that people have asked us in the past.

  1. Do Indian hospitals adhere to WHO safety and precaution standards?

    Indian Hospitals are known globally for adhering to WHO safety and precaution standards. In India patients of all specialities undergo treatment as usual. Being in India ensures you are provided healthcare around the clock.

    Everyone, including employees and visitors entering the hospital, will be screened for symptoms and high-risk exposure. Hospitals also have rooms that can be used to safely isolate and care for patients with COVID-19.

  2. Is India open to medical visitors?

    Yes, India is open to medical visitors. Foreign nationals intending to visit India for medical treatment can apply for medical visa along with their medical attendants

  3. Which cases will be provided medical visa?

    If your case demands immediate or urgent medical attention, the Indian embassy will provide medical visa.

  4. Can I travel immediately to India for treatment?

    You need to do RT-PCR test within 72 hours of your flight to India and should be negative.

  5. What are the COVID guidelines for travelling to India?

    All incoming airline passengers ages two years and older must provide results of a negative COVID-19 viral test.

  6. Can my treatment commence immediately after landing in India?

    On arrival you will be required to take a COVID-19 test again before you enter hospital and start consultations.

  7. Can I postpone my surgery until the COVID-19 pandemic is over?

    We must weigh the risk of delay with the benefit that can be achieved for any planned surgery or procedure. In some situations, it is not safe to delay further. In the meantime, please do not delay care for you or a loved one. Besides,

    • Postponing a surgery will result in worsening of the condition.
    • It can cause emotional distress.
    • It will result in expensive procedures in the long run.

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