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Flying from abroad to India? Check Latest Government Guidelines for International Flights

Ever since India opened its international borders after the COVID-19 pandemic, air travel has grown at a rapid pace. The Government of India is updating the rules and guidelines and implementing precautionary measures as per the needs and requirements. Recently, the Government of India updated the travel guidelines for international arrivals in India, taking into account all the necessary precautions that must be followed as soon as passengers land in India. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had revised the guidelines a few days back, and if you are flying to India from abroad, you should follow the below-mentioned guidelines to avoid any hassle at the airport.

Things to keep in mind before traveling

1) All passengers must have the following documents and tests:

One. Submit complete and factual information, including travel details for the last 14 days, in a self-declaration form on the Online Air Suvidha Portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) before the scheduled journey.

b. Submit the details of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report (tested to be done within 72 hours prior to commencement of travel) or complete primary immunization schedule of COVID-19 vaccination.

C. Every passenger shall also submit a declaration regarding the authenticity of the report and shall be liable to criminal prosecution if found otherwise.

2) Passengers must give an undertaking to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India through the respective airlines on the Portal or otherwise, that they will abide by the decision of the appropriate Government authority upon arrival, before allowing them to travel. Home / Institutional Quarantine / Self-health monitoring required, as required.

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Steps to be followed before boarding

1) Do’s and don’ts with the ticket will be provided to the passengers by the respective airlines/agencies.

2) Airlines allow boarding only those passengers who have filled all the information in the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal and have submitted negative RT-PCR test report or complete COVID-19 vaccination details.

3) Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the flight after thermal screening at the time of boarding.

4) All passengers will be advised to download the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices.

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Steps to follow upon arrival

1) De-boarding should be done to ensure physical distancing.

2) Thermal screening will be done in respect of all passengers by the health officials present at the airport. The self-declaration form filled online will be shown to the airport health staff.

3) Passengers found to be symptomatic during the screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility as per health protocols. If tested positive, their contacts will be identified and managed as per the prescribed protocol.

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4) The following protocol will also be followed upon arrival:

One. A subsection (2 percent of total passengers in flight) must undergo a random post-arrival test at the airport upon arrival.

b. Such passengers on each flight will be identified by the respective airlines (preferably from different countries). They will collect the samples and they will be allowed to leave the airport.

C. If such passengers test positive, their samples should be further sent to the INSACOG laboratory network for genomic testing.

D. They will be treated/isolated as per the prescribed standard protocol. All passengers will self-monitor their health for the next 14 days after arrival.

5) If passengers under self-health surveillance develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19, they shall immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or to the National Helpline Number (1075) / State Helpline Number will call.

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