Govt announces new guidelines for international travellers arriving in India

Govt announces new guidelines for international travellers arriving in India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Wednesday announced updated guidelines for the international passengers coming to India in view of the rising cases mutant strain of covid-19 in India.


“These guidelines will supersede all guidelines issued on the subject since August 2, 2020. This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid w.e.f. 22nd February 2021 (23.59 Hrs IST) till further orders,” MoCA said.

For all international travellers except travellers coming through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East

1.All travellers should (i) submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal ( before the scheduled travel (ii) upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.

2.They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home quarantine/ self-monitoring of their health for 14 days, or as warranted.

3.Arrival in India without a negative report shall be allowed only for those traveling to India in the exigency of death in the family.

4.If they wish to seek such exemption under para (iii) above, they shall apply to the online portal ( at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.


infection, the civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on earlier extended the suspension of all international flight operations in the country till 28 February, 2021.

The Karnataka government on Tuesday announced mandatory RT-PCR negative certificate for all passenger arriving to the state from United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa. International passengers have undergo home quarantine for 14 days and follow up RT-PCR shall be conducted on 7th day, the state government said.



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