Revised guidelines for international arrivals

29 Nov 2021 / India

The Government of India has revised its guidelines for international arrivals into the country, in light of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; named Omicron).

With effect from 1 December, all travellers should:

  • Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal ( before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details.

  • Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

  • Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.

They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.

Travellers from certain specified countries (based on epidemiological situation of COVID-19) are identified for additional follow up. These include need for additional measures. The listing of such specified countries is a dynamic exercise based on evolving situation of COVID-19 across the world and will be made available on the websites of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare ( A link to the same will be available at website of Ministry of External Affairs and Air Suvidha Portal.

Passengers originating or transiting from at-risk countries will undergo post arrival testing, quarantine if tested negative, stringent isolation protocols if tested positive etc.

Travellers from not from countries at risk will be allowed to leave the airport and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days’ post arrival. A sub-section (5% of the total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.

International travellers arriving at seaports/land ports will also have to undergo the same protocol as above, except that facility for online registration is not currently available for such passengers. Such travellers shall submit the self-declaration form to the concerned authorities of Government of India upon arrival.

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