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7 days paid institutional quarantine mandatory for international passengers arriving in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday issued new guidelines for international passengers arriving into India as international flight operations are set to resume on August 8.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 02, 2020 21:40 IST
7 days paid institutional quarantine mandatory for international passengers arriving in India
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7 days paid institutional quarantine mandatory for international passengers arriving in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday issued new guidelines for international passengers arriving into India as international flight operations are set to resume on August 8. Besides that, all travellers should submit self-declaration form on newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hrs before scheduled travel.

However, international travellers will be exempted from institutional quarantine on submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on their arrival in India, according to the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Before boarding a flight to India, not only is downloading Arogya Setu app on their mobile devices mandatory but at the time of boarding, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after thermal screening. The same set of rules will also apply to those crossing through land borders.

The civil aviation ministry had been working towards setting up bilateral agreements for two-way flights with neighbourhood countries, minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The fifth phase of Vande Bharat Mission kicked in on August 1. 

“Had a discussion with the external affairs minister in this regard. We have requested some countries. But on our own, we would like to have bilateral civil aviation flights with some of our neighbouring countries,” the minister said.

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