Air Suvidha: India’s Unique Portal for Inbound Flyers to Seek Exemption from Institutional Quarantine

Delhi International Airport Limited launched AIR SUVIDHA, a first-of-its-kind facility making international arrival a hassle-free experience for inbound travelers amid the COVID19 pandemic. Available for all international passengers traveling to India from USA and other countries, the AIR SUVIDHA portal is live with effect on August 8, 2020. It puts an end to the confusion and inconvenience that India-bound flyers have gone through, with regards to the mandatory self-declaration form and institutional quarantine, since the launch of special flights to India.

Whether where to fill out the self-declaration health form or where to apply for exemption from mandatory institutional quarantine in India is your query, you can turn to the AIR SUVIDHA portal. The portal integrates the forms online that every international passenger is required to fill out before boarding flights to New Delhi or Mumbai from the countries connected to India through air travel bubbles.

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The AIR SUVIDHA portal eliminates the need to fill out hard copies of the forms on arrival in India. It makes not only your special flights to India convenient but also your way to the exit on arrival at a gateway or destination airport absolutely contactless in view of the upward COVID19 graph in the country. India being likely to establish the travel bubble corridor with more countries in September, there will be more inbound flights making the number of international arrivals shot up.

The online forms filled by international travelers flying in will be easily accessible to the CIRF and the government officials through the AIR SUVIDHA portal making it easier for them to assess the health condition of the arriving passengers and grant them exemption from the 7-day institutional quarantine. It will also ease the quarantine process for those whose application seeking exemption is rejected.

Also Check: Details of India’s Institutional Quarantine Norms and Exemption Categories

Those seeking to exempt institutional quarantine under any of the five categories are required to fill the form online, at least, 72 hours prior to their flights to India. They need to submit the duly filled form along with copies of supporting documents, passports, and flight tickets to India (showing onward domestic connections if Delhi or Mumbai is not the final destination). With AIR SUVIDHA in place, there is no more trouble of providing the same information multiple times. The portal has inbuilt auto-fill option to produce copies of your e-application and route the copies to various agencies, including the Airport Health Organization and the state government.

Whether your request for exemption from 7-day institutional quarantine in India is rejected or approved, you will receive an email response. You can carry a copy of the approval of your e-application, show it upon arrival at the destination airport, and exit the airport hassle-free. It will help not only you, but also the officials in reducing inbound traffic congestion in the arrival area of airports.

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs’ new guidelines taking effect on August 8, any international traveler can be exempted from institutional quarantine upon submitting a negative RT-PCR test on arrival in India, and the test should be conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled onward travel to India and uploaded to Air Suvidha on Delhi Airport’s portal. Previously, it was 96 hours. Giving a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the RT-PCR test report is compulsory.

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198 thoughts on “Air Suvidha: India’s Unique Portal for Inbound Flyers to Seek Exemption from Institutional Quarantine

  1. HC viswanatha

    We are traveling on delta airlines flight. From Atlanta to Paris on the13th August andParis to to Bangaloreonthe 14th by Air France reachingBangalore. In theearlyhoursof 15th August,we need exemption from the institutional quarantine, can we register in AirSuvidha.

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  2. HC viswanatha

    We are traveling on delta airlines flight. From Atlanta to Paris on the13th August andParis to to Bangaloreonthe 14th by Air France reachingBangalore. In theearlyhoursof 15th August,we need exemption from the institutional quarantine, can we register in AirSuvidha. Pl confirm.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Viswanatha! You must have a compelling reason like medical emergency, an accompanying child below 10 years of age, an accompanying pregnant woman, death in the family in India to apply for exemption from the mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine. Or, you can be exempted from institutional quarantine upon submitting a negative RT-PCR test on arrival in India, and the test should be conducted within 96 hours of the scheduled onward travel to India and uploaded to the website of the primary destination airport. Giving a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the RT-PCR test report is compulsory. You will find the Air Suvidha option on the website of Delhi Airport.

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  3. krishan Gopal

    My brother is travelling to India on 15th and planning to get the covid test done at the airport done on the same day.
    Can he show the -ve report at the arrival because he will getting the report on the same day without registering on air suvidha portal?
    How can he ask for exemption by registering on airsuvidha portal as it says you need to ask for exemption 72hrs prior to your journey?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krishan! A person traveling to India needs to undergo the COVID-19 test within 96 hours of the scheduled flight to India. He/she can submit the report on arrival in India. Before that, the traveler needs to fill out a self-health declaration form which can be found on the ‘Air Suvidha’ section of the New Delhi airport website. Filling out the form and submitting it online along with copies of passport and flight tickets must be done at least 72 hours before the scheduled flight to India. Hope your query is addressed satisfactorily.

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      • Meena

        I submitted the application for exemption from institutional quarantine but did not get any response from state government. I had uploaded copy of my negative PCR covid test result done within 96 hours of boarding. What can I do ?

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hope you uploaded the test result copy along with copies of your passport and flight tickets.

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        • Joel P jacob

          Hallo ,iam coming from oman to Kerala.But my home quarantine is in my another house not in the same district.So while filling the form what address is to be given for permanent location,house details?
          My quarantine house details or the house Iam living after my quarantine.

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          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Joel! We have a little idea about this. Please call the helpline number of Delhi airport.

  4. Jatin

    Hi Indian Eagle,

    We have heard that even after the PCR -ve test was submitted, people were still quarantined in Delhi and were restricted to travel further to final destinations. Please advise on the authenticity.
    Secondly, facilities here in NYC and Downtown Chicago may or may not provide the PCR test result within 96 hours. Please advise if you know any specific facilities can confirm to provide test results within 90 hours.

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  5. Sonal

    Hi, I’m traveling form United States to Delhi on August 14. I tried getting the RT-PCR COVID test but they don’t allow getting a test if you don’t have any symptoms and are not referred by a doctor and currently, it takes 6-10 days to get the results. Would I be able to get an exemption if I take the rapid test instead of RT-CPR?
    Also, I live in Jaipur but my flight is only until Delhi. Can I travel from Delhi to Jaipur by road upon arrival or am I able to get on a domestic flight to Jaipur if I don’t have a negative RT-PCR test?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sonal! If your international PNR does not include the domestic leg and if you don’t submit the RT-PCR COVID test, chances are high that you will be quarantined for 7 days at an institutional facility upon arrival in Delhi.

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  6. Meena

    I submitted the application for exemption from institutional quarantine but did not get any response from state government. I had uploaded copy of my negative PCR covid test result done within 96 hours of boarding. What can I do ?

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    • Leena bhandari

      My daughter is travelling back to India today; she has ssubmitted all required forms on the air suvida portal with a negative test Report of RT-PCR But she keeps getting a rejection back email. What is the reason…

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  7. Sanjay

    Hi,

    Is the Air Suvidha facility with all formalities completed available only if a person lands in New Delhi?

    I am planning to fly to Mumbai as it is my hometown. Please inform if I can fly to Mumbai directly from Toronto.

    Thanks

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  8. Rajesh Parikh

    Hello, my wife will travel from New York to Ahmedabad under AirIndia-VBM. We have received the ” approved status ”
    for the exemption from the Delhi Airport. Her final destination is Ahmedabad, so want to know the approved
    status mean to exemption only for Delhi or also it includes Ahmedabad-Gujarat.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajesh! If the international leg and the domestic leg are in the same PNR, the approval for exemption from institutional quarantine will possibly apply to the entire itinerary. Exemption from 7-day institutional quarantine in Delhi or Ahmadabad means 14 days of home quarantine.

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    • Manesh

      Rajesh, If I fly from Chicago to New Delhi and from there to kerala If both flights are VBM, do I need to apply for exemption and do I need a self declaration form.

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  9. Mandeep

    Hi, i am facing deportaion from australia.
    There is no option for registering. What should i do to enter india

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  10. P.G.

    Hi, I am travelling to India – Mumbai next week with Air France airlines. I will be testing for non-Covid certificate on Monday and my flight is on Wednesday. I live in joint family and there has been a death in the family because of which I need the exemption. I have following questions: i) Do I need to fill both Self Reporting form and Exemption form? ii) My uncle passed away, but it does not have option on the exemption form, can I select Parent on the form as we live in the same house. iii) If I have the non-covid certificate with negative, will I be exempted from the quarantine irrespective of the exemption form? iv) Is there an official helpline number that I can call for such queries?

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  11. Abhijeet Dash

    Hi,
    My mother needs to travel from Washington DC to Bhubaneswar. We have Vande Bharat flight till Delhi but none available till Bhubaneswar. So if we get an RT-PCR report, can she get exemption to board a normal domestic connection to Bhubaneswar

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Abhijeet! A negative RT-PCR report is supposed to get her through to the final destination without institutional quarantine in New Delhi.

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  12. Jayalakshmi

    I travelling to India on 15.8.2020 I am applying for exemption for for home quarantine but it not responding it shows error what should i do?

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  13. A.K.

    Do we still need to fill the Self reporting form if we have submitted the exemption form before 72 hours?

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  14. Rahul

    Hi Indian eagle my parents has been requested for quarantine exemption on air suvidha on Aug 12 and still the status of application shows Pending. I had already uploaded the medical certificate of my mother (suffering from illness) but due the Pending status my parents are hotel quarantine. Is there any way to expedite the air suvidha approval process.
    Thanks in advance.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! There might be a glitch. Some other people have also complained about the issues they faced on the Air Suvidha portal. You can also email your parents’ latest medical reports along copies of their passports and tickets to airportcovid@gmail.com. Hope it helps.

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    • shsh

      what was your experience? did parents had to go for institutional quarantine. What comes under serious illness…i want to apply for my parents, pl reply

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  15. Nasleem

    Hi my wife and child travelling to kochi.Is it required to fill both exemption form and self declaration form.they are planning to home quarantine.while filling self declaration form, error is showing

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  16. alka banerjee

    Hello,
    I plan to travel to Delhi on August 30 by United, arriving August 31 9,35 pm. I can either get a flight to Lucknow ( my ultimate destination) on Sep 1, or take a taxi to Lucknow on Sep 1 and go by road. Is road travel permissible? Will the exemption form work if I stay in a hotel overnight in Delhi?
    Alka

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Alka! The same certificate which will probably help you avoid being quarantined on arrival at Delhi Airport will help you get accommodated overnight in a hotel. You can go through a hotel-booking portal, select hotels and call them to know if they have any regulations. Road travel from Delhi is permissible. Maybe you need an e-pass to enter a different state by road.

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  17. Manesh

    I am flying from Chicago to New Delhi and from there to kochi (Kerala). Both flights are VBM and on a single ticket with only 3 hours layover. Do I need to register and submit the exemption form and self declaration form.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manesh! Filling out a self-declaration form is must. You can fill it out and upload online. Or you can fill out a hard copy during the flight. You may not need to apply for exemption from institutional quarantine in Delhi, as your entire itinerary is under VBM. Yes, you are required to fill out an exemption form if you are looking to avoid institutional quarantine in the final destination.

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  18. Debayan Chakraborty

    Hi I will be traveling to Bagdogra from New York via United Airlines. The first port of entry is New Delhi, and there is a connecting flight to Bagdogra operated by Vistara on the same day. My question is if institutional quarantine is indeed a requirement at Delhi before any onward domestic connections are permitted, why is the airlines selling such itineraries ? I am confused whether the institutional quarantine will be at New Delhi or at Bagdogra ? Also, in the USA RT-PCR tests are only being carried out on persons displays COVID19 symptoms. So I will probably not be able to furnish a negative RC-PCR test certificate, and seek exemption from institutional quarantine.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Debayan! If you have a single PNR for the international leg and the domestic leg of the itinerary, then you will be allowed to board the domestic flight without institutional quarantine in Delhi.

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  19. Muthiah

    I have 2 queries:
    I plan to travel USA-Delhi-Chennai in September on non-VBM flights.. Where will I do institutional quarantine, Chennai or Delhi?
    (2)Is there non-VBM flights to Chennai via Dubai or some such?
    Thanks.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Muthiah! If you hold a single PNR for the itinerary from USA to Chennai, you will be put to institutional quarantine in Chennai, not in Delhi. Emirates is flying to India from USA via Dubai, but not serving Chennai currently. Please check USA to Chennai flights available on IndianEagle.com.

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  20. Savitha Narendra

    Hi There!

    I hope to fly from St. Louis, USA to Bangalore, India on United/Lufthansa. The route is St. Louis – Chicago – Frankfurt – Bangalore. Would I need to complete the Air Suvidha form if I don’t touch Delhi?

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Thanks!

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Savitha! You need to fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha no matter what route and what airline you will be traveling on. You need to upload a negative COVID (RT-PCR) test report or a receipt of the test taken onto Air Suvidha only if you don’t want to be quarantined at a institutional facility on arrival in Benglauru.

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  21. Vijaya

    Hi, I am travelling in Ethihad airways from Newyork to Aubudhabi on 2nd sept. From Aubhudhabi to Bangaluru on 3rd sept. I applied online for airsuvidha one day a head as I am unaware of these forms. How long does it take to approval our application. Since my father is in serious health issue and my mother is uneducated to talk with any doctor. I need to be there for taking care of my father and mother.
    Please let me know any contact numbers to talk with airport authority or the airsuvidha persons.
    Thank you

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijaya! We’re very sorry to know about your father. Hope he will recover soon. Karnataka government has scrapped 7-day institutional quarantine for people from abroad. Only those who will be found symptomatic during thermal screening and pulse oximeter reading on arrival at Bengaluru Airport will be sent to institutional quarantine. You need to fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha. In case, you face any issue while filling out the form online, you can fill it up on board during the flight and submit it on arrival at the airport. And, you can also carry the latest medical reports of your father. make sure that you are found asymptomatic during thermal screening at Bengaluru Airport.

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      • Kumar Kapadia

        Hi,
        I have applied for a quarantine exemption for my mother-in-law through the Air Suvidha Portal, but have not received the approval yet. Portal still shows pending. Can we please know how long it takes for Approval?

        Thank you

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  22. Ramprasad

    Hello Sir My inlaws are travelling on Sep 8th and reaching bangalore on Sep 10th. They have filled in the AirSuvidha Form and i hope that is enough. If anything else is required kindly let me know. I hope there is no test required for them as Karnataka Govt is not demanding the same. They are travelling by Lufthansa

    Thanks a lot.

    Regards,
    Ram

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ramprasad! Your parents don’t need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report while traveling to Bengaluru. On arrival, they will have to undergo thermal screening. If they are found symptomatic (fever, cold, cough, sore throat) in thermal screening, they will be shifted to a COVID Care Center for testing. Karnataka government has scrapped institutional quarantine only for asymptomatic international travelers.

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  23. Kumar Kapadia

    Hi,
    I have applied for a quarantine exemption for my mother-in-law through the Air Suvidha Portal, but have not received the approval yet. Portal still shows pending. Can we please know how long it takes for Approval?

    Thank you

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kumar! Some people have faced the same issue. Be advised to upload the RT-PCR report over and again until you receive a response. FYI, most states of India have scrapped institutional quarantine for arriving international travelers. Only those who will be found symptomatic in thermal screening will be shifted to a medical facility for COVID testing.

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  24. Sawai Singh

    Hi there, I am travelling from Canada to India I have an Indian passport but my question once I land in Delhi do I have to be quarantined in Delhi Cuz I live in Rajasthan or if I have an exemption form does that work.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sawai! You won’t be quarantined if you hold a single PNR for the entire itinerary from USA to Rajasthan. On arrival at Delhi airport, you will get a passage to board your pre-booked domestic flight after thermal screening. If you are found symptomatic (feverish temperature, cough, cold or sore throat) in thermal screening at Delhi airport or the final destination in Rajasthan, you will be shifted to a medical facility for COVID testing. FYI, Delhi airport has launched a dedicated COVID testing facility for international travelers flying in. You can get yourself tested and receive the report in 7 hours if your domestic flight is scheduled after 8 hours of your arrival at Delhi airport.

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  25. Jishnu Maharshi Dantu

    I am travelling to Hyderabad from new Jersey on Thursday, 10-09-2020. What is the earliest I have to apply for an exemption. I am scheduled for a covid test today. will get the results by wednesday(09-09-2020).

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jishnu! Getting tested for COVID19 and carrying a negative report is not mandatory for exemption from institutional quarantine as Telangana government has scrapped institutional quarantine for asymptomatic travelers from abroad.

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Is your entire itinerary from New Jersey to Hyderabad ticketed in a single PNR? If yes, you won’t be quarantined in Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will get a passage to board the pre-booked domestic flight to Hyderabad. Please note you will undergo thermal screening at Delhi airport.

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  26. eashwar

    I am reaching nee delhi on 14th september from New york JFK airport.

    I am finding it difficult to get the covid test PCR done before travel, Is the on arrival facility of testing for covid available at delhi airport.

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  27. Kasturi

    Hello, good morning
    I am traveling from uae to mumbai. And ill be submitting my exemption letter on same day i travel. Cause apparently i dont have flight for next two days and hence my PCR test wont be valid when i will arrive. So if i am carrying negative test result but the exemption is still pending, will i still be able be allowed ?? Please I really need to know ths urgent
    Thank you

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  28. Robert Linsell

    I am traveling from USA to Hyderabad via London, Heathrow on the same PNR. I will have completed my covid test and the necessary forms required by Air Suvidha prior to my upcoming travel. I heard rumors that Hyderabad airport officials are making mandatory quarantine without symptoms for all passengers for 7 days and not honoring the protocols set by Air Suvidha, which is a contactless solution by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Delhi Airport for all international passengers coming to India. Is this true? Please respond ASAP as my travel is less than a week away. Thanking you very much

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Robert! Those carrying a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 96 hours of their flight from the port of origin are eligible for exemption from institutional quarantine upon arrival at Hyderabad Airport.

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  29. anu

    HI,

    My mom has been tested positive with COVID 19. I wish to travel to India from USA to take care of her .
    Can I apply exemption for this reason ?

    Thanks,
    Anu

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anu! We’re very sorry to learn about your mother. May she get well soon! We’re not sure whether this will be considered as an emergency situation for you. FYI, many Indian states have eased their quarantine norms. May we know your destination in India?

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  30. Somrita Dey

    Hi.. I will be travelling to kolkata from chicago in October. I am aware of the Negative RT-PCR report to avoid institutional quarantine?my 1st question is.. is the institutional quarantine is in Delhi or Kolkata?
    and since they asked to take the test within 92 hrs and submit the report within 72 hrs, which is quite difficult since results take a minimum of 3 days.. can i upload it in air subidha after 72 hrs ? In that case what do i do other than carrying the report with me in the flight? thank you

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  31. Dudekula Imamkhasim

    My wife and me are travelling to Bengaluru airport by Air France from JFK airport, New York to Paris and from there to Bengaluru. , Reaching on 11 th October around 11-45 pm. , On Indian Passports and on return journey.
    We learnt that at Bengaluru airport, the COVID test is not required.
    We need to apply on line Air Suvidha for self declaration form only and also for exemption form also. We are boarding on 10 th October. Kindly inform whether we should take COVID test.
    Dudekula Imamkhasim

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  32. Namrata Dinesh Pai

    My mother is flying from ORD – NEW DELHI this weekend is RAPID ANTIGEN TEST accepted for COVID by AIR INDIA ?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Namrata! We are not sure whether antigen test is acceptable or not. What is being considered valid for exemption from institutional quarantine is a RT-PCR test from the port of origin.

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  33. Gautam Chakravarty

    We are traveling from London to Bangalore on 4th October. We have filled the self declaration form. But just realized have entered the Date of birth incorrect. How can I correct it?

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  34. Kichu

    Hi my inlaws are planning to travel from sydney to thiruvanathapuram in australiaindia repatriation flight(private chartered flight scoot -singapore airlines).nov 17 is their flight date. Their travel schedule is as follows: sydney to singapore and singapore to banglore by scoot no transit at singapore only for fuel filling.banglore to thiruvananthapuram by indigo.what are the procedures they have to do to reach safely at thiruvanathapuram? Should they register in air suvidha and apply for excemption?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krishna! There are three steps to be taken by your in-laws. First, they need to fill out a self-health declaration form in the Air Suvidha section of New Delhi IGI Airport website (you can fill it out on behalf of them and give them a printout). Second, they need to register their details on https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/. Third, they need to obtain an e-pass from this Kerala portal. Upon arrival, they will be asked to show the e-pass to the health official at the Thiruvananthapuram airport. 14-day home quarantine is mandatory for everyone traveling to Kerala from abroad. Institutional quarantine is only for symptomatic travelers from abroad.

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      • sree

        Hi, I am planning to travel in December in Chennai. Apart from the above will same rules apply and do I need to first book flight?

        Thanks

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  35. Somrita Dey

    Hi. I am travelling from chicago to Kolkata on 9th October in Air India with layover in delhi. Do, I need a RT PCR negative test to avoid institutional quarantine in Delhi. My ticket is under the same PNR
    Thanks

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  36. Rohit

    Hi Indian Eagle,

    I am travelling to Mumbai soon from Dublin and I will have my RT PCR done from dublin within mentioned time 96hours. This is an medical emergency travel as I have to do minor surgery. My question is do I have to still take RT pCR test upon my arrival in Mumbai? If it is negative will i be allowed to go for home quarantine?
    Your response will be appreciated.

    Thanks a mill

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rohit! In case of a medical emergency, you are eligible for exemption from institutional quarantine in India. Second, you carry a negative RT-PCR test report, institutional quarantine won’t enforced upon you.

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  37. Rahul

    Hi Indian Eagle,

    My Dad will be undergoing a bypass surgery. I wanted to be there to support my parents during this time. I will be flying in from USA and I wanted to know if this is within one of the categories for exemption from quarantine.

    Thank you.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! We’re very sorry to learn about your father. May he get well soon! Yes, a medical emergency back home in India makes you eligible for exemption from institutional quarantine. Please note, you need to carry valid medical documents recently issued by an authorized physician. For any other assistance and for booking the most suitable itinerary, you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  38. Chaitanya Kanitkar

    Hi,

    My father will be travelling from Houston, US to San Francisco, US and then staying in SF for 2 days. He will then travel to Delhi from San Francisco. He will be getting tested in Houston as the test result takes 3-5 days to come out and also needs to be uploaded atleast 72 hours prior to the flight. Is that okay?

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  39. ASHOK ISRANI

    Hi my husband wants to travel for a short trip of 4 days to Delhi from Dubai and bak. We are citizens of India and residents of Dubai. Can i get an exexmption from home quarantine if i have negative rt pcr . also i have got the gdfra approval for coming back to dubai since i am a resident of dubai.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ashok! You may need to carry and show confirmed tickets for your return travel in order to get exempted from home quarantine during a short visit to India.

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  40. S Shams

    Hello,
    I’m due to travel from Dublin, Ireland to Kochi, India via Dubai. I have filled the self declaration form in air suvidha. This form has to be shown upon arrival to India? Also do I need a COVID test certificate?

    What other documents are mandatory?

    The connecting flights have different flight numbers, which number should I use to fill the form? There is space for only one.

    Many thanks,
    Sulthana

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello! Since you have two PNRs for your itinerary, you may need to fill out the self-declaration form twice: one for the Dublin to Dubai flight, and the other for the Dubai to Kochi flight. Yes, the filled-out forms have to be shown upon arrival in India. Kerala has scrapped mandatory institutional quarantine for asymptomatic travelers from abroad. Hence, it is compulsory to have a negative COVID-19 test certificate. You need to register your details on Kerala’s COVID-19 Jagratha portal and obtain an e-pass from https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/home/addMedicalEmergencyPass. Please note, without the e-pass, you will not be allowed to exit the port of entry in Kerala. Hope this information addresses your query.

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      • Uma

        Hi,

        I am traveling in November 2020 from SanFrancisco -> New York -> Delhi -> Chennai, in three different flights with same PNR. I have submitted the self declaration form with origin city as SFO and flight number with New York to Delhi. Do I need to fill a different self declaration form?

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Uma! Basically, you need to fill out only one form – the self-reporting form on Air Suvidha. You are supposed to receive two forms from the airline: one for entry to India and the other for entry to your home state. If you are applying for exemption from institutional quarantine, you need to fill out an exemption form with your declaration ascertaining the authenticity of the Rt-PCR test/any other reason for exemption.

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          • Uma

            Hi
            Thank you for your swift response. I booked through United airlines and did not receive any forms to fill. I did my own research and saw one self declaring form and exemption. I filled in the flight details and Chennai address in it in the air suvidha portal. I have set up an appointment for rt pcr test (I need to take the test 96 hours before arrival in Delhi right?) and once i have the results (if at all before boarding) i will apply the exemption form. I have installed the arokya settu app. I do not have an Indian number so I filled in my US number for suvidha portal forms and my dad number in India for arokya setu app.

            Have I missed anything at all? The guidelines are not really provided very clearly in any government site. and I appreciate all your efforts and time you are taking in answering these questions.

  41. Moosa Masood

    What do you meant by country of origin in air suvidha form, Because it doesnt show country in in it..where iam supposed to travel to india fron uae…please revert

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Masood! The country of origin here means the country where you reside or where the first leg of your itinerary will begin. If you are looking to get exempted from institutional quarantine at the port of entry or your final destination in India, you need to take a RT-PCR test in your country of origin.

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  42. Gokula

    Hi indian eagle,

    I am flying from Kazakhstan to Dubai then to India. Where can I mention that the 1st aiport I enter is DXB airport and not Delhi Airport? Also what will be my country of origin?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gokula! Your country of origin will be Kazakhstan. In your itinerary, DXB is the connecting airport and Delhi is the port of entry/destination airport

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  43. Varun

    Hi Indian Eagle
    I am flying to Delhi India from Atlanta , Georgia, USA . I submitted the document which says that results of RT PCR are pending before 72 hours of the flight. I got the RT PCR report after 24 hours but within 96 hours before the flight. Should I wait for the response on the Air Suvidha portal or should I upload the RT PCR report before getting the response.

    Reply
  44. Varun

    Hi
    I submitted the RT PCR Results Awaiting document on Air Suvidha portal before 72 hours of boarding the flight.I got the results of RT PCR after 24 hours have passed . Should I wait for a response on Air Suvidha Portal or submit another application with RT PCR report.

    Thanks

    Reply
  45. Arjun

    Hi indianeagle,
    I am travelling to India (final destination Chennai and stopover at Delhi) and I have a couple of questions –
    1) Should my first port-of-entry on the application be DELHI or CHENNAI?
    2) Where do I upload my RT-PCR test result? I do not see any link?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Arjun! Your port of entry is Delhi and the destination is Chennai. You need to upload the test result to the Air Suvidha section of Delhi IGI Airport. Or you can download the Air Suvidha app and upload the test result using the app.

      Reply
  46. Vijay

    Hi Indianeagle,
    I am travelling to India from USA and my final destination is Hyderabad and have a layover in Delhi.
    1) I did take my RT-PCR test and uploaded the result on the portal for exemption form. My application was rejected and the reason for rejection was “Please Upload the RT-PCR test report with authorized stamp and signature”

    what does this mean and what should I do to avoid any quarantine period in Delhi, Please advice

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! We are not sure what the message means. Please contact and check with the place where you took the test. FYI, you won’t be quarantined in Delhi, the port of entry, because Hyderabad is your final destination. If you are found symptomatic in thermal screening upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be taken for testing. May we know how long the layover at Delhi is, and whether your entire itinerary is ticketed in a single PNR?

      Reply
  47. Diksha Bajaj

    Hey!! I am traveling from USA to India and in the self reporting form I have to provide country of origin. Can you please let me know whether I’ve to write The country of departure or the country of arrival.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Diksha! In the self-reporting form, the country of origin means the country of flight departure.

      Reply
  48. Nandini

    Hi,
    I am planning to travel to Mumbai from Los Angeles on Nov 7th and from Mumbai to Hyderabad on 15th nov . I am planning to return to Los angeles by Nov 23rd. Travelling to Mumbai as my dad has passed away and need to travel to hyderabad as my mother in law is not doing well.
    I am planning to get a covid test done in los angeles and apply for exemption. I have following questions:
    1. My US phone will not work in India . How would this Arogya app work for me?
    2. How can i do a home quarantine for 14 days in mumbai as i need to leave to hyderabad in a week’s time.

    Thank you

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nandini! We’re sorry to learn about your loss. May your mother-in-law get well soon! You need an Indian phone number to install the Arogya Setu app. In general, Mumbai has 14-day home quarantine policy for all international arrivals. To get it cut short to 7 days, you can travel with valid medical documents of your mother-in-law in Hyderabad and confirmed tickets of your travel to Hyderabad to Mumbai, and show those upon arrival at Mumbai airport. Hope it will work for you.

      Reply
  49. navdeep

    Hi , My inlaws are traveling to India starting from New Jersey USA on Nov 5th . I filled the exemption form and self declaration form with covid result doc attached on Nov 4th early morning. I am able to access the self declaration form and print it out. But exemption form shows pending status. How long does it take for them to update the status. how can I take copy of print out for exemption form?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Navdeep! Don’t worry! They can carry a hard/soft copy of their negative RT-PCR test result and a printout of the exemption form, and show those upon arrival at the port of entry in India.

      Reply
  50. Aditi Gokhale

    Hello

    I am trying to fill the Air Suvidha form. But it keeps giving me an error. Is there anyone here who has received an error?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aditi! Please make sure to fill the form during the working hours in India. May we know whether there is any message on the error screen?

      Reply
  51. Deepak

    Hi, my wife is travelling from Chicago to Delhi over next few hours. We tried submitting -ve RT-PCR report 3 times as following –

    1. Upload pending results with RT-PCR test appointment – This was rejected right away mentioning -ve RT-PCR report is missing ( although portal says its fine to upload pending ).

    2. Once I got the report, then uploaded report again. – Again rejected mentioning report must be within 96 hours of departure. The report is within 96 hours clearly.

    3. Uploaded again mentioning & pointing out report is within 96 hours – again rejected with reason “please upload RT-PCR test report certificate with authorized stamp and signature“ now on same report.

    I am running short on option & flight is coming up – any pointers that can be helpful here pls? Thank you for your help.

    Reply
  52. Amit

    Hi, we are traveling from SFO to Delhi by Air India (Departure on 7th Nov and Arrival on 8th Nov) and then taking local transportation to go to Rajasthan.

    We applied for exemption request with our RTPCR test -ve report merged in one pdf for all my family members.
    The reports are from well known pharmacy but the report do not contain any stamp or signature as no reports here have the same. Based on other users experience it seems the request could be rejected, may we know who we should get signature from (if its mandatory)?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Amit! According to Air Suvidha, a valid stamp and signature on the RT-PCR test report is mandatory.

      Reply
  53. sasi

    Hi,

    We are travelling to Milwaukee to Delhi and then to Raipur. My RT-PCR test report is still pending and yet to come. Because of that my exemption form declined. I am going for a short trip to India. What are my options without quarantining? I believe before i reach the report will be available and might get through email. Can i show that and submit the for again or is there any other things i need to do. Please help

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sasi! You can upload the report any time before your journey begins and carry a hard copy of the same to show at Delhi airport. The soft copy of the report in your email may work.

      Reply
  54. RAMESH

    HI,
    I AM TRAVELLING FROM SHARJAH UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO TRIVANDRUM KERALA, WHILE I WAS FILLING THE FORM I CAME TO NOTICE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND CITY OF ORIGIN. ACTUALY MY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IS INDIA BUT I CANNOT FIND IN THE DRAG INDIA. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT SHPULD I FILL IN THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND CITY OF ORIGIN COLUMN. AND ALSO FIRST AIRPORT OF ENTRY SHOULD BE SHARJAH OR TRIVANDRUM

    Reply
  55. lucky

    Hi,
    is it possible to EDIT PNR in the air suvida self-declaration forum bcoz I changed my travel date?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Lucky! You can fill out another self-declaration form furnishing the new PNR.

      Reply
  56. Vijay Shenoy

    Hi, I am planning to travel on 28th Nov from Dubai arriving Mangalore on 29th Nov. I have applied for approval via Air Suvidha. If my flight is rescheduled at the last moment and departing and arriving date is changed and all other details like passenger details and place of arrival etc… remain unchanged, can i use the same approval from Air Suvidha?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! We don’t have a definite answer to this. Please be advised to contact the helpline of Delhi Airport.

      Reply
  57. Ginu

    Hi,

    I am planning to travel from Washington->Delhi->Kochi on Nov 25th and based on the new rule it says RT-PCR test should be taken within 72hrs of boarding the flight for quarantine exemption but when I checked the exemption form site, it says the form with the proof of test should be submitted BEFORE 72hrs of boarding the flight. How can this be possible ? could you please guide what to do in this situation ?

    Also, just to clarify, in this case the port of entry will be Delhi, correct ?

    Thanks,

    Reply
  58. Ginu

    Hi,

    I am planning to travel from Washington->Delhi (transit)->Kochi via AirIndia on Nov 25th. As per the new rules, the RT-PCR should be taken within 72hrs of boarding the flight but the exemption form site says, the form with proof of RT-PCR should be submitted BEFORE 72hrs of boarding? This looks bit confusing. how is this possible? Could you please guide on what to do here ?

    Also, in this case the first port of entry would be Delhi, correct ?

    Thanks,
    GInu

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ginu! You can fill out the exemption form and upload the test report within 72 hours of your undertaking the journey to India.

      Reply
      • Ronald

        Thanks for this clarification. I also had the same question. So, if I take the test within 72 hours and I get my result back, one day before my departure, then I can submit application for exemption on that day (i.e. one day before departure), correct? (Please also note that I am not sure the testing lab will give me any document that the test was taken, so I will need to wait till I get my results)

        Reply
  59. Hema

    Is it possible for my application for exemption from institutional quarantine be rejected, even if I took it before 96 hours before departing?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Hema! You need to take a test within 72 hours of your journey to India, as per the Government of India’s new guidelines issued on November 5, 2020.

      Reply
  60. akshay

    I applied for exemption by uploading RT-PCR negative test result. I am travelling with my 7 yr old kid from UAE to India. Exemption request is in Pending state since past 2 days. What should I do? I am travelling from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai

    Reply
  61. Diya

    Hi, I have applied for quarantine exemption under “Parents with child below 10 years category” and the status is showing Pending. travelling from Dubai to Madurai(IXM) airport in next 3 days. Please may i know madurai airport rules. Will they accept quarantine exemption at madurai airport

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Diya! Please do apply for quarantine exemption under the same category once again.

      Reply
  62. G.S.Agrawal

    My daughter is coming from Dubai on 24-11-2020 at Mumbai for 4 days, thereafter she has to go to Jaipur. She has a negative RT-PCR test report dated 23.11.2020. Is it possible, She can come at Mumbai for 4 days

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Mr/Mrs Agarwal! She needs to travel with a confirmed travel ticket for Jaipur and show it upon arrival at Mumbai Airport.

      Reply
  63. Prateek

    Hi,
    I am traveling from New York to Del. I have done my covid test and it came negative. When I uploaded on Air suvidha they rejected after 24 hours with this message ” please upload authorized stamp and signature”.

    Can you please let me know what stamp and signature required?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prateek! The test report must have a stamp and signature from the lab where you took the test.

      Reply
  64. Mohit

    Hi,

    First of all thanks for all the answers which you have provided to the audiences here.

    I am flying from Chicago to New delhi via Air india on Nov 29th at 12:30 pm cst. My final dest is also New Delhi. Today was thanks giving holiday and hence the clinic where I am planning to take the RT-PCR test was closed. so I will be taking my RT-PCR test on Nov 27th morning and uploading the -ve test result (hoping it is -ve) along with exemption form. Although as per my plan, I do have good 55 hours before my flight takes off from Chicago but in case the approval doesn’t come by then what should I do? Should I book an appointment for RT-PCR at New Delhi airport or travel with my ERO number and provide that to airport authorities so that they can check online? Please advise. thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mohit! If you receive the report before you land at Delhi, you can show the soft copy to the health officials at IGI airport. In case, it is too late, you can book a test on spot after arrival.

      Reply
  65. Ramesh Sangani

    Hi ,
    “Upload your Passport Copy. Upload file type JPEG & PDF. The maximum upload size is 1MB.” (Air Suvidha Self Reporting Form) – Should we upload all pages of passport OR only 1st (Photo_ID) & last page (Address) ?? – Please advice.. Thanks

    Reply
  66. Venkata

    I am planning to travel from Chicago to Hyderabad ( via Delhi ) in the VBM Airindia flight . I will be accompanied by my wife and 3 year old kid . Question- Will I and my wife both get exception approval or is it just for 1 parent ? Also, how early can i fill the exemption form if my travel date is Dec 18th ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Venkata! You need to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha within 72 hours of undertaking the journey from Chicago to India. Yes you are eligible for exemption from institutional quarantine at both Delhi and Hyderabad for traveling with a minor. But you (others as well) may need a negative Rt-PCR test certificate to be allowed on domestic flight from Delhi airport.

      Reply
  67. Prathyush DAULATH Ramakrishna

    Hi, I will be travelling to bengaluru from Phoenix soon but i have a separate domestic flight to SFO but will not be exiting the airport before boarding the international flight. Which PNR number should I fill for the exemptions ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prathyush! To the best of our knowledge, you need to provide the PNR of the international itinerary.

      Reply
  68. Radhika

    I should have clarified. I am an OCI. I have a -ve PCR. I filled out all forms but was turned back at the airport today where they said that OCI have to travel direct to India and not transit through certain other countries. Is this true? If so, when did this go into effect and which countries are on the do-not-travel-through list?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Radhika! OCI cardholders’ travel to India is not restricted. If you are an OCI cardholder in the USA, your transit through other countries is restricted. It took effect in the last week of September. Air India and United Airlines are the only options for you.

      Reply
  69. Montu

    I am traveling on 3rd december and i have applied for exemption showing my appointment letter but they rejected saying please upload RT-PCR with stamp and signature. I am going to have test done tomorrow which is 1st december in morning which is within 72 hours. Can i still upload after taking test? As my clinic is saying they will give me the receipt once i have done the test can i upload that? If i can, do i have to redo self reporting form again?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Montu! You need to apply for exemption along with either the test receipt or the test report.

      Reply
  70. Jagan

    Hi,

    I am travelling with my wife and a 3 year old and planning to apply for exemption with “Parents accompanied by children below 10 years”. Do I have to fill 3 forms, one for each attaching passport copies of all three in separate forms?

    Thanks,
    Jagan

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jagan! You need to fill out only one form if all of you are have the same PNR.

      Reply
  71. Akash

    Hello,

    My in-laws are travelling to Delhi (non-stop flight) from Canada.

    1) We’ve the Covid-19 test requisition but not the results yet,
    2) The copy of passport requirement on the Air Suvidha form, do we just scan and upload the biographical pages or all the pages?

    Please advise on any other forms that we need to fill before they board the plane.

    Thank you very much guys!!!

    Reply
  72. Sanjay Jain

    My city of origin from the US is St. Louis, connecting through chicago to Delhi. The air suvidha form asks for flight number/tail number. Should the flight number be the first flight which is the domestic flight or the international flight. All with same PNR. What is the Tail number?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sanjay! You need to provide the flight number of your first flight, that is from St Louis.

      Reply
      • Rasesh Shah

        In a similar situation my flight is from SYR-EWR-BOM. but SYR to EWR is on different PNR and flight from EWR to BOM is on different PNR.
        What flight number and PNR should i provide?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Rasesh! You need to provide the flight number and PNR of your international itinerary.

          Reply
  73. Shuvendu

    Hi
    Kuala Lumpur to Delhi and then delhi to Howrah via train. So what’s the first airport of entry , final destination and street, state or district ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shuvendu! Delhi is your first port of entry and Howrah/West Bengal is your final destination.

      Reply
  74. Noor

    I’m traveling from dubai to kerala,
    So my country of origin will be UAE right?
    And what about city of origin?
    Is it dubai or where i was born?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Noor! Here the country of origin means the country of your flight departure.

      Reply
  75. Aqlaq

    Hi
    I am Travelling to Hyderabad from London on 10/12/2020 and I have applied for Quarantine Exemption under Parents accompanied by Child below 10 years category but it is still showing up as Pending. Any contact that i can reach out to please

    Reply
  76. Rohit

    I am flying from Dallas-Mumbai on 15th December at 3.20 PM. I have scheduled my COVID test on 13th December in the morning.

    As per Air Suvidha website, I need to submit exemption form 72 hours before my flight, which is Saturday 3.20 PM.

    I am confused as my Covid test is on Sunday and I don’t have any supporting document to upload on exemption form.

    1. Can I upload appointment confirmation letter?
    2. Can I submit exemption form without uploading any documents and show negative PCR test report at Mumbai?

    Please help. Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rohit! You can submit the exemption form within 72 hours of your departure flight once you have a test receipt. The exemption form without any supporting document won’t be accepted.

      Reply
  77. Anil kumar

    Hii am Travelling from pudong to india via hongkong and Dubai ! Air suvidha exemption which airport should I enter Dubai or Hongkong pls advise ! And I got my luggage checkin in pudong and directly collect in Mumbai and boarding passes will issue at pudong , pls advise still I need transit visa in hongkong and Dubai or no need! And my flight at pudong is at 18 th dec 12.00 pm and it’s reaches india Mumbai on 20th early hrs 2.30 am ! Pls advise at which date should I do pcr test and upload in airsuvedha portal to get exemption of quarantine ! Pls advise for me this queries thank you very much

    Reply
  78. Shrujay

    Hi,

    I am planning to travel to India from USA on the 19th. I was tested positive for COVID on 5th. I have recovered completely and my doctor has cleared me for traveling on 19th. Because I had COVID before, there is a chance that the test will come out as positive because of the dead virus in my body. I am totally fine and I cannot spread the virus to anyone as I have completed the isolation and recovered. In this case, is there some additional documentation that I can give so that I will be allowed to travel to Bangalore on landing in Delhi? Like a note from the doctor? Please advise! Thank you so much for your time!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shrujay! We have little knowledge about your scenario. Please be advised to check wit the airline you will travel on and contact the helpline number of Delhi Airport for a definite answer to your query.

      Reply
  79. Meghana

    Hi, If I reached Delhi from Bangalore at 2.30 AM , can I stay in Airport till early morning 5.00 AM , being a girl and alone it is difficult to travel the destination alone so early, and this is my first visit and I don’t know anybody there,Please suggest?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Meghana! You can accommodate yourself in some lounge at Delhi airport for the night.

      Reply
  80. Abhishek

    Hi good Day am a seafarer signing off from Japan and travelling back to India. is there any mandatory quarantine rule if i am connected via middle east to land in india ???

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Abhishek! Quarantine rules vary from state to state in India. May we know your fist port of entry and final destination in India?

      Reply
  81. Jagriti

    Hi i have submitted my self declaration form but did not upload the passport copy as all the files were too large. Is it mandatory to upload it?

    Reply
  82. Antony Rajamani

    My kid just turned 10 year old in Dec 2020, will the exception for kids under 10 years applicable? Please advise,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Antony! Neither you nor your child may be eligible for exemption. However, please be advised to call the helpline of Delhi IGI Airport and check with them.

      Reply
  83. syed mazharuddin

    hi
    urgency
    myself syed mazharuddin an indian citizen
    i am travelling to india from dubai tomorrow to india 29/12/2020 morning while filling up self declaration form in field country of origin i cant find india in that dropdown list i checked many a times as a i am unable to submit self declaration form.kindly reply ASAP.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Syed! In the self-declaration form, the country of origin means the country of your flight departure/journey to India.

      Reply
  84. Mahesh Kumar

    i am travelling with my child from washington DC to Bangalore. for exemption what is the supporting document to upload ? Portal just says passport copy .. but my question is whose passport copy ? mine ? or my child ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mahesh! If you are planning to seek exemption on grounds of traveling with a kid below 10 years, you need to upload a copy of your kid’s passport as a supporting document.

      Reply
      • mamp s

        1) How many days before departure self declaration can be submitted ?
        2) If I apply Exemption with RT-PCR , and test result does not come within 72 hours, then i will not have any result to upload. not sure if test center will provide receipt while doing drive thru test. In that case, how to get exemption ?
        3) Do i need to carry any hard copy of test result, delf declaration form , passport etc ?
        4) Will VBM flight air india allow to board flight at departure airport in US without RT-PCR document ?
        5 ) If i am unable to do RT-PCR in US, then can i do it in Delhi airport ? Are they 24X7 as my landing time in delhi would be around 11:30 PM
        6) Can I travel without filling exemption form and go for PCR test in delhi airport ? How long does it take for test result ?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Mamp! You can travel on Air India and arrive at Delhi Airport without a pre-departure RT-PCR negative result. Yes, you can take a test and fill out a self-declaration form after arrival at Delhi Airport. If you receive the RT-PCR test result in your email by the time you land at Delhi airport, you can show it to the health officials at Delhi Airport. In case you choose to get tested after arrival, you can travel without filling the exemption form.

          Reply
  85. JAYANT R DAVARE

    I am travelling from USA to Mumbai on 22nd January,2021. As per the rules I plan to get my RT-PCR testing 72 hours prior to my boarding date. My question is regarding the self reporting and exemption request forms. Both the forms require a application request numbers. How can I WRITE THAT NUMBER WHEN i have not filled the second form and vice versa. I will appreciate to get this query solved.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jayant! This is the first time we came across such a query/issue. It is not within our knowledge. Please be advised to call the helpline of Delhi International Airport.

      Reply
    • Ravi Jog

      You can fill in Exemption Form without the ERO Number. After submission of this Form you will get an E mail with SRO Number, which you can fill in the Self Reporting Form, which you can fill in and submit. After submitting this you will get exemption E mail from Institutional Quarentine. This is what I gathered from many Videos on Youtube.
      Govt should have clarified this aspect. Logically self reporting form comes first and then seek an exemption. I am also traveling from SFO to BOM on 29th Jan 2021.

      Reply
  86. Ramesh Sangani

    Hi, Planning to back India from US (Seattle) via Lufthansa (Seattle – Frankfurt – Mumbai) on Tuesday January 12, 2021.
    B1/B2 Visa (Visa expired and extension applied)
    Plz review & help on my plan for travel documentation :
    0) Saturday, January 09, 2021 : To go for RT-PCR test @ Walgreens OR Overlake Clinics – Urgent Care
    I) Saturday, January 09, 2021: after COVID-19 test is taken, To fill in & submit forms:
    i) Registration for Repatriation ii) Registration Form for Indian Nationals along with Undertaking cum Indemnity Bond iii) Self Reporting form & d) Exemption request form.
    Also, I am having old (US Visa) & new passport : Should i upload pdf of both the passport? Should I skip Blank passport pages ? Only 1st & Last Page of current passport?
    Also, My eldest brother passed away on Dec 14, 2020. Should i select Exemption Category of “Suffered a death in family” OR “RT PCR test certification? If i attach the death certificate, can i skip RT PCR test ?
    Am i missing anything?? Please advice..

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ramesh! We’re very sorry about your loss and the mishap in the family. We recommend you apply for exemption in the special category. If approved, no RT-PCR test is required if there is no further domestic air travel from Mumbai. In case a negative RT-PCR test is mandatory, you can take an Express COVID test after arrival at Mumbai Airport.

      Reply
      • Ramesh Sangani

        My flight is Seattle->Frankfurt->Mumbai. All with same PNR. What should be the Fiight/Tail number of? Seattle->Frankfurt OR Frankfurt->Mumbai??

        Reply
  87. Vijay Mohan

    Hi, I have applied for an exemption under child below 10 years category. It’s been almost 3 days and I haven’t received the confirmation email yet. What is the turn around time? I’m traveling from US to Hyderabad on 10th Jan 2020. Please suggest. Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! You are supposed to apply for exemption on Air Suvidha not more than 72 hours before your flight for India.

      Reply
  88. Ramesh Sangani

    HI, Two queries:-:(
    My ticket is (Seattle -> Frankfurt -> Mumbai (with one PNR number)) using connecting flights.
    In exemption Form & Self Reporting Form:
    1) What Flight/Tail Number should i write? (Seattle to Frankfurt OR Frankfurt -> Mumbai ?
    2) Seat Number : what if i do NOT get seat number in advance.

    Thanks

    Reply
  89. ab

    i am trying to upload my RT-PCT test to the suvidha exemption portal. My first airport of entry is Bengaluru. And even though Bengaluru is listed in the drop-down, I can’t seem to select it. Most cities listed there are selectable, but not Bengaluru.
    Is it possibly because Bengaluru Airport does not require a rt-pcr negative test?

    thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello! No idea what the problem is on Air Suvidha. Currently, all international arrivals traveling to Bangalore need a negative RT-PCR certificate. No worries. if you are not able to apply on Air Suvidha, you can carry the hard copy of the report and show it on arrival at the airport.

      Reply
  90. Chandreyee

    Hi.. I have filled the exemption form but was rejected as there was no sign or stamp from the authority. Its a govt. test report and they will not provide any signature or stamp. How can I provide declaration for authenticity of the report?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chandreyee! It won’t be approved online without a valid stamp or signature. Many people have faced the same problem. You can carry the report and show it on arrival at Delhi Airport. You may be asked to submit a declaration with regard to the authenticity of the report.

      Reply
  91. Pauline Schulte-Ebbert

    Hello,

    My Husband will do the RT-PCR Test at the day of departure in Germany (17.01.21). So on this day if he gets the result he will upload on exemption form on air Shuvida. But ho long exactly does ist take to get any response /the email of my exemption application?
    I need to know this because we need to plan to get the Approval before my husband is leaving Germany. Because at new delhi airport he has no internet /wlan connection to get the Email and the free Wifi at the airport in Delhi can only be used by having a international mobile number, and he has not.

    Thanks so much for your help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pauline! Sometimes, it takes time to get approval on Air Suvidha. In case you don’t receive a response to the exemption application on time, you can carry the negative RT-PCR test report and show it after arrival at Delhi International Airport.

      Reply
  92. Gayu

    G3
    Hello,
    My mom is returning back to India form Washington DC on Feb 3rd and will stay with my uncle for 7-10 days before heading to her final destination Chennai.
    She is travelling Qatar Airways through Doha to Mumbai. If she doe snot have a negative PCR test when she lands, can she just take the test at Mumbai airport. How long is the typical wait to get the results.
    She is 67 years old. Can she apply for an exemption form institutional quarantine?
    If we take a PCR test in US and she does not get her results by the time she leaves, can we upload her results before her arrival at the airport and send her the emails of approval to show on her phone? Does she have to have the physical copy?
    Appreciate all your help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gayu! If she does not have a serious medical problem, she won’t get exemption from institutional quarantine without a negative RT-PCR report. If the test report is valid (it has a stamp/signature from the testing lab), she can show the hard/soft copy to the health officials at Mumbai Airport. Make sure to upload the report to Air Suvidha and send to your mother’s email inbox the moment the result is available.

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  93. Anuj Shukla

    I would be travelling from Amsterdam to Bangalore with a flight change at Dubai n both the flight bookings are under the same PNR. In the Air Suvidha form, do I need to put Amsterdam or Dubai as city of origin? What about the flight number, will it be one for Amsterdam to Dubai or Dubai to Bangalore?
    Thanks!

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anuj! Amsterdam is your city of origin; hence the flight number to be mentioned is that of the flight from Amsterdam to Dubai.

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  94. Arpan

    Hi I am traveling from Dubai to Delhi and bagdogra which form I hv to filled and what are the criteria’s for my travelling

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Arpan! You need to fill out a self-reporting form and apply for exemption based on an RT-PCR test on Air Suvidha (a section of Delhi IGI Airport website) within 72 hours prior to your journey from Dubai. You need to take an RT-PCR test not before 72 hours of undertaking the journey and upload the report on to Air Suvidha before you board the departure flight in Dubai.

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