Updated 14 February 2022
After briefly restricting international travel to and from India fearing the spread of Omicron, Indian authorities have once again resumed normal flight operations to the country. However, as mandated by the government, you need to be wary of certain pre-entry testing and registration procedures prior to travelling to India.
Where should you register before flying to India? What are the current testing guidelines? Keep reading to find out.
Registering on Air Suvidha
According to the latest guidelines, all travellers, irrespective of their nationality and vaccination status, should complete filling the following details on the Air Suvidha portal:
- Submit complete and factual information in the self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal- https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration including travel details of the last 14 days. Keep this handy on your phone or on paper.
- Upload a negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 72 hours before undertaking the journey or two-dose vaccination completed COVID-19 vaccine certificate in the self-declaration form. Only travellers from certain countries can upload either the negative test result or vaccine certificate on the Air Suvidha form. Travellers from other countries must mandatorily upload the negative RT-PCR test result for entry to India.
- Submit a declaration (while submitting the self-declaration form on Air Suvidha) with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.
- Give an undertaking through concerned airlines before flying to India that you would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority any post-arrival requirement to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
Presenting a negative RT PCR report is no longer a requirement for most travellers.
Travellers from certain countries will only be allowed to upload their COVID-19 vaccination certificate on Air Suvidha instead of the RT-PCR negative test report. Currently, there are 87 countries eligible for this requirement.
Arrivals from other countries will have to submit a negative RT-PCR test result taken at least 72 hours prior to departing from their country of origin. Children under 5 years of age will be exempted from both pre-and-post-arrival tests.