6 Airports Make Pre-booked RT-PCR Tests Compulsory for Int’l Arrivals

International passengers arriving from ‘at-risk’ countries are now required to pre-book RT-PCR tests at six major Indian airports, including Delhi and Mumbai airports. The other airports where pre-booking of RT-PCR tests has been made compulsory for international passengers are Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), also announced that “The ‘Air Suvidha’ portal would be modified to allow passengers to pre-book their RT-PCR test if they are coming from the ‘at-risk’ countries or have visited ‘at-risk’ countries in the last 14 days.”

This new rule will come into effect from December 20, 2021.

The DGCA has been asked to issue an advisory to all airlines requiring mandatory pre-booking of their passengers prior to boarding the flight.

Here is the official order –

If you are wondering which nations come under the list of ‘at-risk’ countries, here is the complete list –

Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom
South Africa
New Zealand
Hong Kong

Disclaimer: Please note that travel guidelines are dynamic and subject to change on short notice. For detailed information on state-wise guidelines and international updates, please visit our COVID-19 travel guidelines tracker.

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