Here’s a checklist for international passengers arriving in India from August 8

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  • All travellers would be required to submit a self-declaration form on Delhi Airport website at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel.
  • At the time of boarding the flight/ ship, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after a thermal screening.
  • The passengers after seven days isolation shall be tested as per ICMR protocol available on ICMR website.
The Health Ministry has issued guidelines for international arrivals by air in India, that will be enforced from August 8 onwards.

With the rising number of cases in India, the measures include that asymptomatic passengers will monitor their health for 14 days while those with symptoms will be screened at the nearest health facility.

Here’s a ‘before travel’ checklist for international passengers:
  • All travellers would be required to submit a self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel.
  • Travellers will also be required to give an undertaking that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days, i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.
  • Exceptional for compelling reasons/ cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) with children of the age of 10 years or below, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days. And, in that case, the decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.
  • Travellers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival, which should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to the journey.
Here’s a ‘before boarding’ checklist for international passengers:
  • All passengers shall be advised to download the Arogya Setu app on their mobile devices.
  • At the time of boarding the flight/ ship, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after a thermal screening.
  • During boarding and at the airports, all possible measures to ensure social distancing to be ensured.
Here’s a ‘during travel’ checklist for international passengers:
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  • For travellers who had not filled in self-declaration form on the portal shall fill the same in duplicate in the flight and a copy of the same will be given to Health and Immigration officials present at the airport.
  • Necessary announcements about COVID-19 including precautionary measures to be followed shall be made at airports/port and in flights and during transit.
  • While onboard, the required precautions such as wearing masks, environmental hygiene, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene are to be observed by airline staff, crew and all passengers.
Here’s an ‘on arrival’ checklist for international passengers:
  • Deboarding should be done while ensuring social distancing.
  • Thermal screening would be carried out for all the passengers by the health officials present at the airport. The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility as per health protocol.
  • Post thermal screening, the passengers who have been exempted from institutional quarantine will show the same to the respective State Counters on their cell phones/other mode before being allowed home quarantine for 14 days. The remaining passengers shall be taken to suitable institutional quarantine facilities, to be arranged by the respective State governments.
  • The passengers after 7 days isolation shall be tested as per ICMR protocol available on ICMR website. If they test positive, they shall be assessed clinically. And, if found negative, they shall be advised to isolate themselves at home further and self-monitor their health for 7 days.
  • However, in case any symptoms develop after home quarantine, they shall inform the district surveillance officer or the state/national call centre on 1075.
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