Covid-19: Negative test report mandatory for all international passengers | Read Guidelines

Covid-19: Negative test report mandatory for all international passengers | Read Guidelines

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Wednesday cleared the air on air travel passengers coming to India. A negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test report will be mandatory for all international passengers visiting India.

Also, the test should be conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

The government of India has issued a document, it lists all the Covid-19 protocols for international travellers and for airlines.

It has all the points of entry (airports, seaports and land borders) for risk profiling of passengers.

Covid Negative report mandatory

Basically, all the travellers should submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal ( before the scheduled travel.

Secondly, they should upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report.


Thirdly, each passenger will have to submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for a criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.

Fourthly, they should give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.

Within just nine months after the massive vaccination drive began in India, the country is set to complete 1 billion, or 100 crores, doses.

Moreover, vaccine availability has largely stabilised as of now after the coming in of new manufacturing facilities.

The Serum Institute has also said that it will provide 22 crore doses of Covishield this October.


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