India issues new Covid-19 travel guideline for international passengers


22nd Oct, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Oct 22: India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued new COVID-19 travel guidelines in effect from October 25. Now international travelers visiting India have to follow new rules. According to the guidelines issued on October 20, all international travelers to India are required to have self-declaration form filled in the online air facility portal at www.newdelhiairport.in before the scheduled journey.

Similarly, no corona infection (negative COVID-19 RT-PCR) report needs to be uploaded. This test must be completed within 72 hours before the start of the journey and each passenger is required to submit a declaration in respect of the authenticity of the report. And, if found otherwise, there could be a criminal case.

Likewise, passengers must make a promise that they will abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority before allowing them to travel. Home Quarantine, or Self-Health Surveillance, must be agreed upon. Airlines have been asked to allow boarding only to passengers who have filled out a self-declaration form on the air facility portal and uploaded a negative RT-PCR test report.

During the flight, only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board after thermal screening. All passengers have been advised to download Arogya Setu app on their mobile. If any passenger shows symptoms of Covid-19 during the flight, they should be kept separate as per protocol.