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.
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.
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 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.
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