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Government eases COVID guidelines for international travellers

Government eases COVID guidelines for international travellers

The Government of India issued revised travel guidelines yesterday for international passengers. From now, these guidelines will be applicable for all international arrivals at all points of entry, including airports, seaports and land ports.

Here are revised COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Health Ministry:

The government suggested a self-monitoring period of 14 days after arrival. Earlier, home quarantine for seven days was mandatory.

Submitting factual information in self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal is mandatory. It should contain all travel details in the last 14 days.


Passengers should upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate or a full vaccination certificate on the portal. The RT-PCR test should be latest and taken within 72 hours before the scheduled journey.

Other COVID-19 protocols like wearing a facemask shall be followed by passengers. Thermal screening would be carried out at the airport by the health personnel. Passengers shall show the duly filled self-declaration form to them.

On the arrival at airports, 2% of total passengers in the flight shall undergo random testing. Concerned airlines should identify the travellers to undergo random testing in each flight. Travellers will be chosen based on their nationality, and samples will be collected before their exit from the airport.

Positive samples will be sent for genomic testing. Those who tested positive have to isolate themselves as per the standard protocol.

Passengers arriving through seaports or land ports shall also follow the same protocol. But, since there is no online registration facility for them at present, they have to submit their self-declaration forms to the concerned authorities upon their arrival.

Children below five years are exempted from the COVID-19 test unless they have symptoms on arrival. The exemption includes both pre and post-arrival testing.

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