International Passengers Can’t Enter India If They Don’t Do This Mandatory Procedure (Full Details)
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that it has mandated contactless self-declaration on the Air Suvidha portal on December 7.
Contactless Self-declaration On The Air Suvidha Portal
The move is to ensure the smooth passage of international travelers arriving in India.
Basically, the exemption forms from the Air Suvidha portal have been discontinued to ensure the necessary prevention of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.
Now, the filling of the details have been made compulsory for all international passengers arriving in India.
Declairing Health Status On Air Suvidha Portal
According to this, all the international passengers arriving in India are required to declare their current health status prior to boarding on the Air Suvidha portal.
They will also have to submit the required documents such as a copy of passport, PCR negative certificate from a test conducted within 72 hours of departure and the vaccination certificate.
Latest Updates In Air Suvidha Portal
It is noteworthy here that the applications from ‘at risk’ countries are marked with H and red band.
Others are marked green for easier arrival segregation and processing.
The list is dynamically updated according to the MOHFW updates.
The application also considers the countries visited in the last 14 days to highlight ‘at risk’ applications.
Air Suvidha Portal Application
Launched in August 2020, the Air Suvidha portal has now been strengthened to accommodate travel guidelines issued on November 30, 2021.
Basically, the Air Suvidha portal aids passengers in providing their details of travel and final stay along with RTPCR, vaccination status, etc.
It also offers a hassle-free, queue-free, and convenient air travel to all international passengers arriving in India.
Apart from this, it also helps state officials with contact tracing, according to the ministry.
After the update of the new travel guidelines on November 30, 2021, “the Air Suvidha portal has already assisted 2,51,210 passengers from December 1, 2021, to December 5, 2021. Furthermore, over one crore passengers have been benefited from the Air Suvidha portal since its launch in August 2020,” ministery added.