Travelling From Abroad To India? Here Are New Guidelines Issued By Indian Government for International Passengers

by Shatakshi Gupta

The Government of India has released new guidelines for people coming to India from abroad.  According to the guidelines, citizens coming from abroad will need to remain in 14 days of quarantine. In these 14 days, 7 days will be paid Institutional Quarantine and 7 days stay in Home Quarantine.  All passengers will have to fill a declaration form at New Delhi at least 72 hours before coming to India.  These new guidelines of the Ministry of Health will come into effect from August 8, 2020.

 According to the new guidelines issued for international travellers, whoever is coming from abroad, they have to give information about 72 hours before their arrival. At least 72 hours before the journey, a self-declaration form has to be filled on the new Delhi airport website  This form will give them the latest information related to their health.  Passengers will also have to give an affidavit to the portal that they will follow a 14-day quarantine period.

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What are the new guidelines-

  • Self-declaration form has to be filled 72 hours before the journey.
  • An affidavit has to be given for 14 days quarantine.
  • The first 7 days will have to be in a quarantine centre at your own expense.
  •  After this, the quarantine will have to be at home for 7 days.
  • One can avoid going to the quarantine centre if the RT-PCR test comes negative, but the test report should not be more than 96 hours old.
  • The investigation report will have to be uploaded on the portal of Delhi Airport.
  • The pregnant woman can be allowed to quarantine at home.
  • Home isolation can be allowed if a child is less than 10 years old.
  • Home isolation can also be allowed in the event of the death of someone in the family of traveller.

 Flights from India get cancelled

The Central Government has extended the suspension of scheduled international flights from India till 31 August 2020.