Government imposes new guidelines for international passengers

Travelers wearing face masks line up to check in for an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Government of India has imposed new rules for the international fliers. They will have to follow certain rules and regulations which are imposed by the government of India.

The new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) come even as the mutant coronavirus strains, identified as SARS-CoV-2, have been detected in many countries. The fresh guidelines are applicable on all international travellers coming/transiting through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and Middle East.


Now the government has said till 28 Feb all international flights will be canceled along with that all overseas flights to and from India are being operated under the air bubble agreements with other nations.

The government has said the passengers will have to submit a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal before their scheduled travel. This rule is not imposed on all the passengers, the people who are travelling from UK, Europe and Middle East do not need to submit the form.


All the international passengers will have to submit a a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report. The government has also said that the travelling will have to apply to the online portal at least 72 hours before boarding.

The passenger will have to do the test before 72 hours and they will have to submit the report with the declaration report. At the time of boarding the flight, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after thermal screening.


International travellers arriving through seaports/land ports will also have to undergo the same protocol, however, the facility for online registration is not available for such passengers at the moment.

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