February 08, 2021
The steady decline of Covid-19 cases and the kickstart of Coronavirus vaccination program’s kickstart has led to easing off of Coronavirus-related restrictions in India. Although, the scheduled international commercial flights are still not operational until February 28. However, some select international flights are operational under Vande Bharat Mission and bilateral air bubble agreements. 24 countries, including the UK, Maldives, and the US, have signed a deal with India for international air travel.
The Indian government is cautious towards international travel to India amidst rising concerns of the new UK and South African Coronavirus strains. India has suspended international flight operations with the UK after the surface of new Coronavirus strain. The health ministry of India has rolled out international air travel guidelines. As per the India airport guidelines, everyone travelling to India has to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha online portal.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is allowing international visitors to travel to India to not go on mandatory quarantine provided they present a negative RT-PCR test certificate. The test must have been conducted not more than 72 hours before departure or arrival at the airport. The international visitors who do not have the Covid negative certificate will be required to comply with the mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine. The quarantine has to be followed by another seven days of home quarantine.
For people coming from the UK to Delhi, mandatory Covid tests are required in both India and the UK. The individuals testing negative but travelling from the UK are required to undergo a 14-day home quarantine.
All passengers travelling to Mumbai from the UK, Middle East, Europe, and South Africa will have to undergo a 14-day mandatory institutional quarantine. If any traveller wants out from institutional quarantine, that will be considered for exceptional cases for which the RT-PCR test is negative. Apart from the countries listed above, people coming from other will have to be under 14-day home isolation if they do not present a negative RT PCR test.
International passengers coming to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad must provide a self-reporting form to the Airport Health Organisation, and a duplicate stamped copy to the immigration. The document has to be submitted on the online portal at least 72 hours before the time of travel.
The international travellers also have to submit an undertaking stating the mandatory 14-day quarantine. The passengers will stay under a 7-day institutional quarantine and another 7-day home isolation. For human distress cases like death, pregnancy or any other such emergency, a 14-day home quarantine is also allowed. If international air travel passengers submit a negative RT-PCR test on arrival, they might get exempted from institutional quarantine.
Those embarking at the Bengaluru airport will have to carry a Covid-19 negative certificate issued within 72 hours from the departure. A valid negative certificate allows travellers to be exempted even from home quarantine. Although, those with no negative certificates will have to undergo RT-PCR test at the airport. The travellers will have to stay in home quarantine until the test results are out.
The passengers can even pre-book a test at Bengaluru airport. Those coming from the UK must have a negative test result issued within 72 hours of the departure and must also take an additional Covid test at the Bengaluru airport after the quarantining procedure.
Any international traveller landing in Kochi will have to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine. Asymptomatic patients may undergo home quarantine. Also, if the Covid-19 test is negative for seven days, passengers are not required to be in quarantine for the remaining seven days.
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