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Latest update on revised Indian Government rules for International passengers

Nov 5, 2020

The Indian Government has issued revised rules related to COVID-19 testing and quarantine for international arriving at Indian airports. 

All travelers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal ( at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel or physically after arrival at the respective health counters. They should also agree to undergo facility / home quarantine/ self-monitoring of their health for 14 days, or as warranted. 

Only for compelling reasons/ cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) with children of the age of 10 years or below, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days.  

If travelers seek to get exempted, they shall apply on the online portal ( at least 72 hours before boarding. Travelers may seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India. vi. International passengers arriving without an RT-PCR negative certificate and wishing to seek exemption from institutional quarantine may also avail the facility available at the airports to undergo RT-PCR testing (where such provisions exist).  However, all exempt passenger should undertake self-monitoring of their health. 

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