Foreign arrivals required to fill a self-declaration form (from the Air Suvidha web portal), including a travel history of the past 14 days.
Revised guidelines for international arrivals to India include scrapping of the category of ‘at risk’ countries and recommending self-monitoring for 14 days for symptoms in place of the present seven-day home quarantine rule.
The revised guidelines will come into effect from Monday, 14 February, India’s Health Ministry announced. The ministry stressed the “need to monitor the continuously changing” COVID-19 virus but also acknowledged that “economic activities need to be taken up in an unhindered manner”.
Foreign arrivals must also upload a negative RT-PCR test that was conducted within 72 hours of the travel date. They must also fill a self-declaration form available at the Air Suvidha web portal, including a 14-day travel history, NDTV has reported.
Alternatively, passengers arriving from 72 countries whose vaccination programmes the Indian government recognises as part of a reciprocal programme, can also upload a certificate confirming they have received both vaccine doses.
These countries include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, the United States, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Qatar and some European nations.
Earlier, it was mentioned in the guidelines that the report of the international passengers are negative, they will further self-monitor their health for the next 7 days.
“Besides uploading negative RT-PCR report (taken 72 hrs prior to journey), option to upload a certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination provided from countries on a reciprocal basis. 14 days Self-Monitoring post-arrival as against 7 days Home Quarantine as was mandated earlier. Need for undertaking RT-PCR test on 8th day and uploading the same on Air Suvidha portal is dispensed with,” Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, India’s Union Health Minister tweeted.