Updated Travel Information
We are pleased to update you that pre-departure Covid 19 testing and uploading of health declaration has been dropped for travellers coming from/via Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Republic of South Korea.
- All travellers should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against COVID-19 in their Country.
- In-flight announcement about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including precautionary measures to be followed (preferable use of masks and following physical distancing) shall be made in flights/travel and at all points of entry.
- Any passenger having symptoms of COVID-19 during travel shall be isolated as per standard protocol i.e. the said passenger should be wearing mask, isolated and segregated from other passengers in flight/travel and shifted to an isolation facility subsequently for follow up treatment.
- De-boarding should be done ensuring physical distancing.
- Thermal screening should be done in respect of all the passengers by the health officials present at the point of entry.
- The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated, taken to a designated medical facility as per health protocol (as above).
The following protocol post arrival shall also be followed:
- a) A sub-section (2% of the total passengers* in the flight) shall undergo random post arrival testing at the airport on arrival.
- b) Such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries). They will submit the samples and shall be allowed to leave the airport thereafter.
- c) If such travellers’ samples are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.
- d) They shall be treated/isolated as per laid down standard protocol.
All travellers should self-monitor their health post arrival and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number in case they have any symptoms suggestive.
* Children under 12 years of age are exempted from post-arrival random testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and treated as per laid down protocol.