India Releases New Travel Guidelines for International Flyers

In a recent press release, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) revised the travel guidelines that had been in place for arrivals from certain countries. Given the decline in COVID-19 cases, the government has made necessary changes in the rules and regulations. Scroll down to know more about this update.   

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Back in December, MoCA had made it mandatory for flyers arriving from/via China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Japan to undergo pre-departure RT-PCR tests. It was also compulsory for these travellers to upload the self-declaration of their health status on the Air Suvidha portal. As of today, i.e., 13th February, both these requirements have been removed. 

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The practice of random testing, however, will continue to be in effect. Under this, a subsection of 2% of the total passengers in each international flight will be randomly tested post their arrival at the airports.

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You can view the complete circular here:  

For a detailed overview of the travel guidelines of various countries, you can refer to our COVID-19 travel guidelines tracker.

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