Latest travel advisory from India gives option to submit vaccination proof in place of RT-PCR


SURREY: The Indian government has issued new guidelines for international travelers on February 10 that supresses all other guidelines issued before. Under the new guidelines the Indian government is giving choice to submit either proof of vaccination instead or negative RT-PCR conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

Also, all the international travelers will not be tested at the airport. Only those who are found symptomatic during screening will go though testing. Only 2 percent shall undergo random post arrival testing at the airport.

According to the latest guidelines travelers from India’s ministry of health and family welfare, all international travellers with effect from February 14 should submit

  1. complete factual information in self-declaration form online Air Suvidha portal before the schedule travel, including last 14 days travel details.
  2. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT PCR report OR certificate of full primary vaccination schedule of COVID vaccination.

Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post arrival testing. However, of found symptomatic for COVID on arrival or during the period of self monitoring they shall undergo testing. 

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