In view of the ongoing situation of Novel Coronavirus across the globe, Government of India issues new guidelines for travelers coming to India from various countries.

Newly Issued Guidelines For Passengers Travelling To India

1. All passengers should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against COVID-19 in their country.
2. Thermal screening Will be done in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the point of entry.
3. Passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated, and taken to a designated medical facility as per health protocol.

4. The following protocol post arrival shall also be followed:
a) A sub-section (2% of the total passengers* in the flight) shall undergo random post-arrival testing at the airport on arrival.
b) Such travelers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries). They will submit the samples and shall be allowed to leave the airport after that.
c) If such travelers’ samples are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at the INSACOG laboratory network.
d) They shall be treated/isolated as per laid down standard protocol.
5. Passengers should self-monitor their health post arrival also shall report to their nearest health facility or call the National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number in case they have any symptoms.
*Children under 12 years of age are exempted from post-arrival random testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and be treated as per the protocol.
Every passenger entering India must pass through a Customs check after being first cleared by an Immigration Officer and taking delivery of his/her baggage, if any, from the conveyor belts. The passenger has the option of seeking customs clearance through either of the two channels:

o Green Channel for passengers not having any dutiable or prohibited goods.
o Red Channel for passengers having dutiable or prohibited goods.
All passengers arriving from an international destination should collect their bags and clear customs at the first entry point in the country. This applies even if the bags are tagged until the final domestic destination. Passengers can recheck in from the transfer area check-in counters, post custom clearance.


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