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Requirements for passengers travelling to India

COVID-19 alert signage at New Delhi International airport in view of the Coronavirus outbreak. Source: AAP

Passengers travelling to India from overseas are required to follow these steps.

Passengers on international flights travelling to Andhra Pradesh will have to submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours before departure.


Highlights:

  • Passengers travelling to India from overseas are required to undergo 14-days mandatory quarantine.
  • They may seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR.
  • The passengers have to submit self-declaration form at least 72 hours before departure.

Air India Express, India’s international budget carrier has said passengers on international flights travelling to Andhra Pradesh should take care of the following things:

- Submit self-declaration form on www.spandana.ap.gov.in at least 72 hours before departure.

- Give an undertaking on the portal that they would undergo mandatory paid quarantine at their own cost for 14 days if required. 

- The home quarantine can be permitted only for compelling reasons such as pregnancy, serious illness, parents with kids under ten years or death in the family.

Passengers with negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate issued within 96 hours of the departure are exempted from the institutional quarantine.

Air India Express says if the report is not available, the passengers may undergo Rapid Antigen Test at the airport.

Requirements for entering India

All passengers entering India must undergo a 14-day quarantine either at a government-recognised facility or at home after exemption.

Travellers may seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival or by uploading it on www.newdelhiairport.in along with a self-declaration concerning the authenticity of the report.

People submitting the false report will be liable for a criminal prosecution, according to Air India.

The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point airport in India.

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