Guidelines eased for International Arrivals to India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has eased the restrictions imposed on International travelers visiting India. New guidelines will be effective from today (November 22nd).

Government has decided to remove the mandatory filling of Air Suvidha form for all international passengers. The decision was taken yesterday (21st November).

Earlier, passengers arriving in India from other countries had to fill Air Suvidha form mandatorily. Last week, the ministry had said that the use of masks is not compulsory but passengers should preferably use them.

The guidelines have been revised in light of the sustained decline of Covid-19 cases in India, as well as significant advances being made in vaccination coverage.

The detailed guidelines released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) are as follows:

Planning for travel: All travelers should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination in their country (origin point of travel).

During travel: Any International passenger showing symptoms will be isolated as per the protocol. The said passenger should wear mask and will be shifted to an isolation facility upon arrival.

On Arrival: Deboarding will be done ensuring proper physical distancing. Thermal scanning will be done on all passengers at the point of entry by healthcare officials.

In case if any of the passengers develop symptoms, they can report to the nearest health facility or call the National Helpline number 1075 or any state-specific helpline.

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