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Updated Travel Guidelines for International Arrivals

11 January 2022

Kind attention to all the International passengers arriving in India, the Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Government of India has updated the guidelines for International Arrivals. 

These guidelines are effective from 11th January 2022 (00.01 Hrs IST) 

What are the guidelines to follow if you are Planning for Travel? 

  • Travelers need to submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal & upload negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hrs prior to the journey
  • Travelers who have to test on arrival can pre-book test on Air Suvidha Portal

What are the guidelines to keep in mind prior to flying?

  • Passengers from "at-risk' countries to inform the airlines that they will undergo post arrival testing and follow all Covid-19 protocols
  • Only asymptomatic travelers will be allowed to board the aircraft
  • All passengers are mandated to download the Aarogya Setu app

What are the guidelines to follow on Arrival?

Passengers found to be symptomatic will be immediately isolated. Contacts too will be managed as per protocol. 

What are the guidelines for passengers arriving from ‘at-risk’ countries? 

Effective from 11th January 2022, all International passengers arriving in Delhi Airport from at-risk countries have to submit sample for COVID-19 test & wait for results before leaving the airport.

If tested negative:

  • Passengers need to Home quarantine for 7 days & again take RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival
  • Passengers must upload results of this repeat RT-PCR test on 8th day on Air Suvidha portal
  • Further, passengers need to self-monitor health for next 7 days

If tested positive:

  • Passengers will be sent to an isolation facility as per the updated guidelines.
  • People in contact of passengers shall be required to remain under home quarantine

Where can I find the list of “At Risk” countries from where fliers need to follow additional measures on arrival? 

The list of countries classified as ‘At Risk’ can be accessed below: 

  • Countries in Europe including the United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • China
  • Mauritius
  • New Zealand
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Ghana
  • Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Tunisia
  • Zambia

Will infants or kids under 5 years of age need to undertake the RT-PCR test upon arrival? 

Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both the pre and post-arrival RT-PCR testing. However, if symptoms arise, they need to contact a government facility and undertake the treatment as per standard protocols. 

Please note if travelers under home quarantine or self-health monitoring, develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 on re-testing, they will immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number. 

For other details, please visit our FAQ section

Pre-book & Save time. 

All international passengers arriving from ‘at risk’ countries can now pre-book your COVID test slot online here and save time

We're glad to inform you that we have deployed the best safety measures across the airport to give you a safe experience and help you Fly Safe.

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