Guidelines for international arrivals related to COVID -19

Based on the risk assessment the Indian authorities have issued revised guidelines for International arrivals. The Standard Operating Procedure will be valid with effect from 22nd February 2021 (23:59hrs IST) until further orders.

Who will be affected?

All international travellers coming/transiting through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and Middle East

Implementation

+ Additional guidelines for the international arrivals are implemented with effect from 22nd February 2021 (2359 hrs IST)
+ Government has suspended all international flights till 28th February 2021.
+ All overseas flights are being operated under the Air Bubble Agreement with other nations.
+ All International travellers except from United Kingdom, Europe and Middle East should submit a Self-Declaration form on Air Suvidha portal before the scheduled travel.
+ Only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board the flight after thermal screening.
+ International travellers should upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report with exception of those travelling in the exigency of death in the family.
+ For exemption, the international traveller should apply to the online portal www.newdelhiairport.in before 72 hours of boarding the flight
+ The test should be conducted within 72 hours prior to the journey and submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report.
+ These instructions are in addition to the travel restrictions/ advisories already issued and under implementation.

For additional details regarding arrival procedures when entering India, please check:

Government of India & Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
Guidelines for International Arrivals

Standard Operating Procedure for International Arrivals

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In lieu of the latest measures rolled out, during the time taken to get the swab test results from the authorities, it is advisable to minimize contact with others as a precautionary measure.

For employers, it is advised to keep assignment start dates flexible for affected travellers and also to keep business travels to a minimum.

Check in with your closest Indian Mission for guidance on travel to India.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
D: +27 (0) 10 595 2337
M: +27 (0) 83 677 7949
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