Ministry of Civil Aviation mandates Air Suvidha Portal for Ease of International Travelers
2 years ago
Air Suvidha Portal is a digital portal launched in August 2020, for easing international passenger arrival in India. Now, to ensure the smooth passage of international travellers arriving in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has mandated contactless self-declaration at Air Suvidha Portal. From 1st Dec 2021 to 05th Dec 2021, the Air Suvidha portal has already assisted 2,51,210 passengers since the updating of the new travel guidelines on 30th November 2021.
The Air Suvidha Portal aids passengers in providing their details of travel and final stay along with RTPCR, Vaccination status etc and state officials in contact tracing. The implementation of the Air Suvidha intends to provide queue free, hassle-free, and convenient air travel to all international passengers arriving in India.
All international passengers arriving in India are mandated to declare their current health status prior to boarding on the Air Suvidha Portal along with the required documents: Copy of Passport, PCR Negative Certificate from a Test conducted within 72 hours of departure and the Vaccination Certificate. For immigration, the copy received in e-mail is essential on arrival in India and has to be verified at the APHO counter.
Updates made to make Air Suvidha Portal friendlier for passengers and health/State officials
All applications from ‘at risk’ countries are marked with H and red band and others are green. This helps in smooth on arrival segregation and processing. This list is dynamically updated to keep up with MOHFW updates. The application also takes into account countries visited in the last 14 days to highlight ‘at risk’ applications. This field is also made into a multi-select drop-down option for standardization.
Standardization of fields by providing drop-down list E.g. district and state for address.
Updated FAQ list and customer care link along with the latest advisory at the start of the portal.
For ‘At Risk’ countries passengers are advised to pre-book their test on arrival test and the link to the respective testing facility is provided to the passengers on SDF submission.
All international passengers are mandated to follow the below measures arriving/transiting from Countries at-risk
• Submit self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal
• Upload negative RT-PCR report (conducted within 72 hrs. before the journey)
• Post-arrival COVID-19 test at arriving Airport (self-paid)
• Home quarantine for 7 days,
• Re-test on the 8th day and if negative, self-health monitoring for next 7 days
List of Countries from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing (Countries at-risk)(Updated as of 6th December 2021)
1. Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom
2. South Africa
8. New Zealand
12. Hong Kong
To Read New Travel Guidelines, click https://www.newdelhiairport.in/media/1836/guidelines-for-international-arrival-20th-october-2021.pdf