New air travel guidelines issued by Central government

In the context of the spread of mutant variant of SARSCoV-2 in many countries, the civil aviation ministry in consultation with the health and family welfare ministry has issued new guidelines for international arrivals, according to an official release.

The new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will come into effect from 23:59 hours on February 22 till further orders. In the context of the spread of mutant variant of SARSCoV-2 in many countries, the civil aviation ministry in consultation with the health and family welfare ministry has issued new guidelines for international arrivals, according to an official release.
There are fresh guidelines for all international travellers coming/transiting through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and Middle East. The government has suspended international scheduled flights till February 28. Overseas flights to and from India are currently operated as per air bubble agreements with various countries.

As part of the new set of guidelines, all international travellers except the ones coming through flights originating from the UK, Europe and Middle East will have to submit self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal before their scheduled travel.

They will also have to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report with exception of those travelling to India in the exigency of death in the family.