Government of India has issued the revised guidelines for people coming to India. This is applicable for both Indian Nationals and Foreign Nationals arriving in India with effect from Aug 8, 2020.


Things to be noted, when a traveler intend to come to India



  • Traveler should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. The online registration form for self-declaration and exemption would be available here from 0001 hours of 8th August 2020. Till then, the process for all passengers coming through international repatriation flights remains unchanged.
  • Traveler should give an undertaking on the portal that you would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at his/her own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of your health.
  • Only 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. If traveler wish to seek such exemption then he/she shall apply to the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government of India, as communicated on the online portal will be final.
  • Traveler may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. Each traveler shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India.


At the time of boarding


  • Dos and Don'ts shall be provided along with ticket to you, by the agencies concerned.
  • Mandatory to download Arogya Setu app on your mobile device/s.
  • At the time of boarding the flight/ ship, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after thermal screening.
  • Passengers arriving through the land borders will also have to undergo the same protocol as above, and only those who are asymptomatic will be enabled to cross the border into India.
  • Suitable precautionary measures such as environmental sanitation and disinfection shall be ensured at the airports.
  • During boarding and at the airports, all possible measures to ensure social distancing to be ensured
  • Suitable announcement about COVID-19 including precautionary measures to be followed shall be made at airports/port and in flights/ships and during transit.
  • While on board the flight/ ship, required precautions such as wearing of masks, environmental hygiene, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene etc. are to be observed by airline/ ship staff, crew and all passengers.


Once you arrive in India (either through air/ land)

  • De-boarding should be done ensuring social distancing.
  • Thermal screening would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the Health officials present at the airport/ seaport/ Iandport. The self-declaration form filled online shall be shown (or a copy of physical self-declaration form to be submitted) to the airport health staff.
  • Post thermal screening, the passengers who have been exempted from institutional quarantine (decision as indicated on the online portal in advance) will show the same to the respective State Counters on their cell phones/other mode before being allowed home quarantine for 14 days.
  • The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to medical facility as per health protocol. The passengers shall be taken to suitable institutional quarantine facilities, to be arranged by the respective State/ UT Governments. The passengers shall be kept under institutional quarantine for a minimum period of 7 days. They shall be tested as per ICMR protocol available at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Revisedtestingguidelines.pdf .

If they test positive, they shall be assessed clinically.

a. If they are assessed as asymptomatic / pre-symptomatic/ very mild cases, they will be allowed home isolation or isolated in the Covid Care Centre (both public & private facilities) as appropriate.

b. Those having mild/ moderate/ severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated Covid Health facilities and managed accordingly.

If found negative, they shall be advised to further isolate themselves at home and self-monitor their health for 7 days. vii. In case, any symptoms develop they shall inform the district surveillance officer or the state/national call center (1075).

Government of India clearly indicates that the respective states can develop their own protocol with regards to quarantine and isolation as per their assessment post arrival of passengers in the state concerned.


Source - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.


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