FAQs: New Delhi Airport’s Institutional Quarantine Norms and Exemption Criteria for International Arrivals

Do people traveling on air bubble flights from the USA and other countries have to undergo institutional quarantine on arrival in India? 

‘Yes, they have to,’ said New Delhi IGI Airport authorities. All travelers flying to Indira Gandhi International Airport will have to be quarantined for 7 days at institutional facilities. Institutional quarantine is not only mandatory but also payable. New Delhi Airport’s institutional quarantine for international travelers apply to those having no onward connections to other part of the country.

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Is Delhi Airport’s institutional quarantine protocol only for passengers of Air India flights under the Vande Bharat Mission?

“No. It equally applies to all inbound passengers, irrespective of the airlines they are traveling on to New Delhi,” said the spokesperson of Indira Gandhi International Airport. The passengers of Air India’s Vande Bharat Mission flights and the flights being operated by foreign carriers including United Airlines are bound to undergo 7 days of institutional quarantine if New Delhi is their final destination. However, there are certain exemptions.

Why should I undergo institutional quarantine on arrival at Delhi Airport if my residence is in Delhi itself?

Delhi has been next to Mumbai in numbers of positive COVID19 cases. New Delhi Airport has been the destination of maximum flights operated for repatriation of Indian nationals from different parts of the world. Currently, New Delhi is the main destination of Air France and United flights having onward connections in India. That’s why Delhi government has mandated 7-day institutional quarantine for all inbound passengers having no domestic connections. It has been in place since the beginning of repatriation flights to India. The 14-day institutional quarantine has been reduced to 7 days in the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission.

Is there any COVID-19 testing facility at Delhi Airport?

Yes, New Delhi Airport opened a dedicated COVID-19 testing facility in Terminal 3 for international arrivals; and the 3500-sq-ft COVID test center has been operational since September 11. You can book a slot online (on Delhi airport website) for RT-PCR testing, at least, one hour before your scheduled arrival at New Delhi. You need to provide your name, contact details and a valid ID proof while booking a slot online. If you are traveling with family or in a group, you can book a single slot for the testing of all. The result is delivered in 4-6 hours. There is lounge service for those waiting for the result of their tests at the airport. The entire service from COVID testing to lounge is payable and it costs Rs. 5000 (Rs. 2400 for the test and Rs. 2600 for the lounge) per individual. If the result is negative, you can continue to travel onward. Be advised to check more details of COVID testing upon arrival at entry airports in India.

Are there exemptions to Delhi Airport’s institutional quarantine for inbound travelers?

Yes, certain inbound travelers are exempted from Delhi IGI Airport’s institutional quarantine protocol. Pregnant women, travelers with children below 10 years, travelers/senior citizens having serious health problems, and travelers having an emergency like death back home can seek exemption from the 7-day institutional quarantine on arrival at the airport. There is another way to get exempt from institutional quarantine in Delhi and other parts of India. If you carry a negative RT-PCR test report from the port of origin, you don’t have to undergo institutional quarantine. Please note the test must be taken within 96 hours of your scheduled flight to India.

If you fall into any of the four specific categories of inbound travelers, you need to fill out an undertaking form on the Air Suvidha section of Delhi Airport website or send it to airportcovid@gmail.com, along with valid documents as attachments in support of your exemption request. The documents include a copy of pregnancy proof for pregnant travelers, a copy of medical certificate for travelers having serious health issues, a copy of death certificate for travelers having a death-like emergency, and a copy of age proof if you are being accompanied by a minor.

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“If you fall into one of the four exemption categories and are seeking to exempt from institutional quarantine in your final destination other than New Delhi, you need to send a copy of your flight ticket for the onward domestic connection from Delhi Airport, along with an undertaking form and a supporting document (mentioned above), to airportcovid@gmail.com before you travel to India,” said the chief travel advisor of Indian Eagle with regards to booking of flights to India under the air travel bubble.

89 thoughts on “FAQs: New Delhi Airport’s Institutional Quarantine Norms and Exemption Criteria for International Arrivals

    • indianeagle Post author

      The government of India’s new guidelines, with regards to quarantine upon arrival, for international travelers flying in will take effect starting August 8. It re-ascertained 7 days of mandatory institutional quarantine and 7-day home quarantine for all inbound travelers except for those in four categories. Those falling in any of the specific categories will be eligible for exemption from institutional quarantine only if they apply on the website of the airport – New Delhi or Mumbai – prior to 72 hours of boarding the flight to India.

      As per the new guidelines, any international traveler can be exempted from institutional quarantine upon submitting a negative RT-PCR test upon 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 report is required. Travelers not seeking exemption from institutional quarantine are required to submit a self-declaration form along with an undertaking to comply with the quarantine norms, at least, 72 hours before their scheduled flight to India. In case they don’t fill the self-declaration form before their travel begins, they can fill it during the flight or upon arrival in India.

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  1. Manju Chexal

    My 10 year Visa to India expired in February 2020. Now my Dad is seriously sick and is in the
    hospital for almost 10 days. I have a sister who is taking care of my Dad & mom. But she herself has lots of health issues and is on the brink of nervous breakdown. I know I can be of great help to the family. I need to go to Chandigarh & am not sure if I’ll be stuck in Delhi for quarantine.
    My dad is 90+, my mom 89,
    I’m a senior citizen 65+
    Please tell me how soon can I get the visa for India & will I have to Quarantine in Delhi because my final destination is Chandigarh. If I can’t get there soon enough, it could be too late.

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  2. jay vora

    I had a sudden death of a family member and I am travelling from Paris. Where Can I find the undertaking form??

    Also from my understanding as I fall into exemption, what are the steps to be followed?

    – Fill up the undertaking form
    -attach documents with flight details
    – and send it to airportcovid@gmail.com

    Please let me know if that not correct. I am on time crunch and Any help is really appreciated?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jay! If you are traveling on Air India, you will find the undertaking form on the airline website from August 8. Besides the above-mentioned process, you can check the new guidelines. As per the new guidelines, any international traveler can be exempted from institutional quarantine upon submitting a negative RT-PCR test upon 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 report is required.

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  3. Meenal Goyal

    My parents are traveling to India from US on 17th August. My dad is a senior citizen and mom is slightly less than 60.. they both have high BP and high sugar problems. Are they eligible to get exemption to quarantine?
    If yes, what documents are needed (if needed )
    Also will you be accepting 20 days old 12 days old negative covid negative test reports?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Meenal! As per the new guidelines, any international traveler can be exempted from institutional quarantine upon submitting a negative RT-PCR test upon 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 report is required.

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  4. Rakesh Joshi

    I am traveling from Newark to Delhi via United airlines with a 9 hour halt in Delhi and onward connection to Mumbai via Vistara. When i called Delhi airport they said that i will have to quarantine in Delhi and cannot take onward flight. Is this true ? If so why is United and even IndianEagle selling itineraries with this connection ?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rakesh! If you call Delhi airport again, you will get a different piece of information. You won’t have to be quarantined if your United Airlines PNR includes the domestic connection in India. Anyway, the scenario is changing every other day. FYI, 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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  5. Shankar

    Hi, if we have a negative covid report taken within the last 96 hours of travel date and we arrive in Delhi, will we be able to take a non-vbm domestic flight to reach the final destination (Visakhapatnam)?

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  6. V S VENKATARAMAN

    I will carry COVID report for exemption. I travel from SFO ,USA to Chennai. VBM ticket by Air India is booked upto Delhi only.
    How much time do I need for clearance at New Delhi airport ? – the time needed for me to book onward flight to Chennai?.
    My flight reaches Delhi at 3pm. As myself (65 yrs) and my wife (59yrs) cannot withstand long travel, is there any resting place (paid also ok) within airport?
    Please guide me as I am visiting Delhi for the first time.
    Venkataraman V S .

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  7. VIRAL SHAH

    In USA covid symptoms are required for RT PCR testing . Since I do not have any symptoms, I am not allowed take RT PCR testing . What document do I need to submit for exemption?

    Thanks

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  8. Kumar

    Hi,
    We have a RAPID test result within 96 hours in USA traveling to HYD via DEL/EWR. Also submitted online for exemption as we have a death in the family. But, we have not received any approval email from Telangana govt. yet as it is just 48 hours. How do we explain the DEL airport authorities and how do we get exemption from quarantine? Any advise? Thank you.

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  9. kumar gaurav

    My dad is serious ill and no one is there to take care apart from my mom. She is having own health issues. I have to travel from London to U.P. via Delhi international airport. Does the 7 days institutional quarantine applicable for me as well? I called delhi airport and learnt that delhi institutional quarantine is not applicable for U.P. residence.

    I have to go by my car from delhi to U.P., please do confirm if I will be allowed. I will ensure 14 days quarantine after reaching home

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kumar! We’re very sorry to hear this about your father. May he get well soon! You are required to fill out a form for exemption from institutional quarantine on arrival in Delhi. Along with the form, you need to submit/upload copies of your father’s latest medical reports on the newly launched Air Suvidha portal which you can access through the website of Delhi airport. For details, https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/air-suvidha-inbound-travelers-india/

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  10. Neena

    Hi.. I’m traveling to IGI airport on 8 th September from Heathrow airport London..and need to reach my home in Faridabad..my question is what I need to do for this?

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    • Randhir Singh

      Hi Neena, did you figure out quarantine rule for Faridabad? I also need information for Gurgaon.

      Reply
  11. Joy

    Hi I’ll be travelling with British airways soon. Will I be getting the same list of hotels for the 7 days quarantine as given to the passengers travelling with vande bharat?? Thanks

    Reply
  12. Swathi

    Hi, I’m planning to travel from SFO to Hyderabad via United Airlines. United airlines is providing connecting flight from Delhi to Hyderabad but does the new guidelines allow this without institutional quarantine at Delhi? I have a 2 year old accompanying me.

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  13. Kiranjit kaur

    I am planning to visit India in mid September to mid October for family reason, need to take care of my mother property. She is older and more then 74 she is living with me in ny at present . She cannot travel because she is has asthma, diabetes and Chf. Her property needs repair . If I need to do PCR test for exmpetion . Do I need negative result 96 hours prior to flight or need to take test 96 hours prior to flight. Now these days – we have rapid antigen test – you can get result same day but PCR takes sometimes more then 7-10days . Please be advised what yo do in that Case.
    If someone is antibodies positive , still they need to do PCR .

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  14. ramila kara

    Hi,
    my parents will be travelling from London to Ahmedabad on Vande Bharat flight, they are both 77 years of age, as they are senior citizens is there any way of them having exemption from 7 day intitutional quarantine and instead have 14 day home quarantine,

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  15. vinod

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am travelling from Toronto to Delhi with my wife and 3yr old kid. Can I book same day domestic flight from Delhi to Pune as I have my own vacant flat in Pune and I can stay for 14days home quarantine at Pune.
    Please suggest.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  16. Uday

    Hi,
    My son is traveling by United Airlines and his flight is SFO-DEL & DEL-BOM….. the whole ticket is issued by united…..I am told by the travel agent that he will not be hotel quarantined in Delhi but he will be put in hotel for 7 days in Mumbai.
    Kindly requesting you to confirm the above information and how does he deal at Delhi airport to take connecting flight by Vistara to Mumbai.
    Thanking you in advance.

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  17. Shweta

    Hi…. I am travelling from Toronto to Delhi on 20 August. Then I have booked domestic flight from dekhi to Amritsar. I have already got exemption approval from Delhi airport. Just worried that is this exemption only from Delhi or from my state govt. As it says that I have to quarantine at my address l. But will O be quarantined at Amritsar.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shweta! If you hold a single PNR including both the international and the domestic leg of the journey, then the approval for exemption will apply to the entire itinerary. At your address means at your residence in Amritsar. Be advised to call the Amritsar airport and get your concern addressed. Wish you a safe flight!

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  18. Debayan Chakraborty

    Hi I am travelling to Bagdogra from New York via United Airlines on 28th September. As per the itinerary, the first port of entry will the New Delhi, and there will be a connecting flight to Bagdogra on the same day (after approx 6 hrs). My question is if indeed institutional quarantine for 7 days is mandatory in Delhi upon arrival from the United States, why is the airlines selling tickets with such itinerary, where the connecting flight from Delhi departs on the same day. Also the place where I stay only allows RT-PCR tests if COVID19 symptoms are present. So chances are I will not have a RT-PCR negative certificate when I arrive in India. So will the institutional quarantine happen in Delhi, or the final destination (Bagdogra in my case). If institutional quarantine will happen in Delhi, unless I seek an exemption, why is United Airlines allowed to sell such itineraries with same-day connections.

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  19. Sarthak Sharma

    Hello,
    I arrived in India from US on 14th August 11:55 PM. My institutional quarantine ends and home quarantine begins on 22nd August. I want to fly back to USA on 29th August (2:55 AM). Will I be allowed to fly out on 29th?
    Please let me know.

    Thank you,

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sarthak! If you complete 7 days of home quarantine by or on August 29, you should be allowed to fly out. We recommend you also check with the airline (that you plan to travel on to the US from India)

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  20. Malti

    Hello,
    I am travelling from US to Delhi while united and then will need to go to Haryana. Where do i have to do institutional quarantine? Delhi or Haryana

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  21. Bal

    My mom will be traveling alone from US to Delhi. Can someone come to pick her up at the airport? Will that person also have to go into quarantine?
    She will carry negative COVID test report to gain exemption from institutional quarantine. Will the “rapid” test report work?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Balram! Only RT-PCR test reports with negative status are considered valid for exemption from institutional quarantine on arrival. If the online application of exemption is accepted, then you can designated someone to pick her up from Delhi Airport.

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  22. Monika Verma

    Hi , I need to travel Delhi (from Mumbai) for a day to appear in court hearing .
    Do I need to get quarantine?
    What is the process to take exemption

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Monika! There’s no institutional quarantine in Delhi for domestic travelers.

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  23. Sunil Choudhuri

    I am travelling on Sept 6th from JFK to Delhi to Bhubaneswar in Air India Flight. When I opened new delhi airport exemption international passenger site, it pops up below message.
    “As per the state rules of Karnataka, Kerala, and Odisha, all asymptomatic passengers will undergo home quarantine. All asymptomatic passengers having the first airport of entry located in these states, have to undergo 14 days mandatory home quarantine. Hence, the exemption is not required.”

    Since I am travelling to Odisha(Bhubaneswar), does that means there is no institutional quarantine and only home quarantine and I needn’t have to apply for exemption?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunil! 14 days of Home Quarantine for all passengers returning to urban areas of Odisha. 7 days of Institutional Quarantine followed by 7 days of Home Quarantine for all asymptomatic passengers returning to rural areas of Odisha. During 7 days of Institutional Quarantine if any passenger is found symptomatic s/he shall be shifted to COVID Care Centre/Hospitals. Since the first port of entry for you is New Delhi, not Bhubaneswar, Odisha government’s quarantine norms may be different for those transiting through any other part of the country.

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      • Sangram Behera

        Does it mean, Sunil / someone coming to Bhubaneswar (Rural area of Odisha) does not have to go for 7 days instututional qurantine in Delhi??

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Sangram! If your entire journey (itinerary) from USA to the final destination via Delhi/Mumbai is ticketed in a single PNR, you won’t have to go for institutional quarantine in Delhi. International travelers flying to Odisha are divided into two groups. Institutional quarantine does not apply to those traveling to urban areas of Odisha. Those traveling to rural parts of Odisha are likely to be quarantined at an institutional facility if they are found symptomatic in thermal screening.

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  24. Mary Mathew

    I’m travelling from TVM ( Varista) to Delhi & proceeding on same day to Newark, New Jersey by United Airlines, final destination Dallas, Texas. Do I need to produce a RT PCR negative certificate to land in Newark ? Is there any quarantine in New Jersey upon arrival ?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mary! There is no such protocol to carry or produce a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival in Newark. You will undergo thermal screening at the time of boarding your flight from TVM or Delhi. If you are found symptomatic in thermal screening, you won’t be allowed to travel out of the country.

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  25. Sangram Behera

    Hello, I am taking aflight from USA to Delhi via LHR, and the same PNR I have connection flight to Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Do I have to go for 7 days Institutional qurantine in Delhi followed by Domestic Flight??

    Or

    I can take my Domestoc flight and go for 7 – 7 days (Hotel-Home) / 14 days home quarantine in Bhubaneswar itself?

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to comply with the 96 hrs PCR test as I am coming from offshore (Ship) and going straight to airport from ship.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sangram! Since your entire itinerary is ticketed in the same PNR, you won’t be quarantined in Delhi. If you are found symptomatic (fever, cough, cold or sore throat) during thermal screening upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you may be denied boarding to the domestic flight to Bhuvaneswar.

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  26. A. K. Dev

    We r senior senior citizens. We shall be departing from Omaha on 27 September via newark to mumbai by United Airlines
    Well for 96 hour RT PCR test should be from time of departing from omha or newark what are other formalities reuired Which is website for uploading RT pcr test for Mumbai
    Are senior citizens exempt from institutional quarantine

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Sir! NO, senior citizens are not exempt from institutional quarantine. Senior citizens with pre-existing medical problems can seek exemption. You need to get tested within 96 hours of your scheduled flight from Omaha, the port of origin and upload a copy of the test report to the Air Suvidha section of New Delhi Airport website. In case you are not able to get tested for COVID and carry a negative report, you can get tested upon arrival at Mumbai Airport. Mumbai airport has got COVID testing facility for international arrivals. For more information, you can check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/mumbai-quarantine-rule-international-flyers/

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  27. Pram

    Hi
    My sister passed away two days ago. I am traveling from SFO to Delhi via United. I have separate travel booking from Delhi to Bhuvaneshwar via Vistara. I am also planning to take RT PCR test. hopefully I will get the result by the time I land in Delhi. Will I be exempt from Institutional quarantine.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pramila! We’re very sorry about your loss. If you are able to show your negative RT-PCT test result upon arrival at Delhi, you will be exempt from institutional quarantine. FYI, Delhi airport has got COVID testing facility for travelers from abroad, Wish you a safe flight!

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  28. GADADHAR SARANGI

    I am 71yrs (Senior citizen)
    In 3rd wk of October I have to travel from New york to BBSR THROUGH DELHI with ticket from delhi with a
    Different PNR.The stay at Delhi airport will be 7hours.
    What will be restrictions or requisite at Delhi airport.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Sir! Either you need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report from USA or get yourself tested upon arrival at Delhi airport. Delhi Airport has opened a COVID-19 testing facility for travelers flying from abroad. You can book a slot online for the test, and receive the result within 6 hours. If negative, you can travel onward to your final destination from Delhi Airport. For more information, please check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/onsite-covid19-test-inbound-flyers-india/

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  29. Swati Soni

    Hi,
    I am travelling from United States to Delhi in october. My hometown is in Uttar Pradesh. Can I do 7 day institutional quarantine in new delhi aerocity hotel?

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  30. Vaibhav

    Hello,
    We are arriving in Delhi next week and have the exemption for the institutional quarantine. Our onward journey is via domestic connection which is next day of arrival in Delhi.
    Do we need to take the PCR test and must be negative for taking the next connecting flight in Delhi?
    Can we stay overnight in a hotel in Delhi upon arrival before taking the domestic flight? Is PCR negative report required for the same?
    Thanks.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vaibhav! If your application for exemption from institutional quarantine has been approved, you don’t need to take the test. You can show a soft/hard copy of the approval of exemption while checking in at a hotel in Delhi. FYI, Delhi airport has opened a COVID-19 testing facility for international arrivals. The COVID testing is a payable service at Delhi airport and the result is delivered within 4-6 hours of the testing. For more details, https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/onsite-covid19-test-inbound-flyers-india/

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  31. Krishnan

    I’ve travelled today from USA to Delhi -> Chennai on AI 104. I ran around to get PCR test and exemption forms approved. But after landing in Delhi, no one bothered to check or ask about these documents. We simply went through the security check and to the connecting flight to Chennai. All this process that MOCA is talking about is on paper only. GOD only knows whats going on in Indian govt. agencies

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    • Krishnan

      I take that back. They checked in Chennai. So it is done at the port of exit not port of landing.

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    • Ovais

      Brother can you please confirm whether you Flight USA-DELHI and DELHI-CHENNAI has the same flight number AI 104? Or the connecting flight which u have caught were also the part of VBM or is that a regular domestic flight from DELHI to CHENNAI? Because the case happened with u is only possible in the above 2 scenarios

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  32. VK

    Hello,

    I would be traveling from US to India and applied for exemption with test taken document and result awaited. But I got a rejeection stating test result not found.
    WillI be exempted at Delhi if I would be carrying a negative RT PCR test done within 96 hours of departure?

    Thanks

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  33. VK

    Hello,

    If exemption for quarantine has been rejected, can I re-apply for same .

    It for rejected despite having uploaded the test taken proof and result awaited.
    I’m still within 72 hours limit

    Traveling from US to India.

    Please reply asap.

    Thanks
    VK

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  34. VK

    Hello,

    My exemption was rejected despite uploading test take document. Reason cited is no test report could be found.
    Should I try to apply again for the exemption?

    Also, if I can show negative covid test report upon arrival at Delhi, wil they exempt me from instituitional quarantine.

    Thanks
    VK

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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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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Somrita! No, you don’t need a RT-PCR negative test to avoid institutional quarantine in Delhi. It is needed only if you don’t wish to undergo institutional quarantine at your final destination, Kolkata. Subho jatra! Subho pujo!

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  36. Praveen

    Hi, I am travelling from uk and I have the approval for institutional quarentine excemption. I have returned ticket booked in 4 days after my arrival. Will I be allowed to travel immediately or will there be any problem?
    Thanks,
    Praveen

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Praveen! There won’t be any problem. The policy for international travelers’ short visit varies from state to state in India. We would have been able to tell you exact things if you had mentioned your destination in India.

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      • Pankaj Mittal

        Hi, I am in the same situation. I live in Dubai with my Wife and she is not keeping well. I need to travel with her to Delhi so that she can stay with the Family and then I need to return back in 3-4 days. I will get the RT-PCR test done for institutional quarantine exemption. Could you please reply if there will be any issue for my return. I will get another Covid test before travelling back to Dubai

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  37. Radhakrishnan

    I am traveling from sfo to Cochin via Delhi by a connection VBM flight booked through from US. Is the quarantine rule of Delhi is applicable to me or I will be allowed to go to Cochin irrespective of exemption since mandatory quarantine is not there in Kerala.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Radhakrishnan! If your entire itinerary from SFO to the final destination is ticketed in a single PNR, you will be exempted from quarantine in Delhi. hope it answers your query.

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  38. Pankaj Mittal

    Hi,
    I live in Dubai with my wife and she is not keeping well. I need to travel to Delhi with her so that she can stay with the family and then I need to return back to Dubai in 3-4 Days. I will get the RT-PCR test done for the institutional exemption. I will get another Test done for my return as well. Could you please advise if there will be any issue for my return

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pankaj! May your wife get well soon! There won’t be any problem during your return. You may need to show your return flight ticket when you arrive at Delhi airport.

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  39. Shruti

    Hi
    I am travelling to Delhi in next 96 hours from US, and my exemption request with RT PCR Test copy (results waited) was rejected. I will be getting the report in next 48-72 hours. Is there any way I can submit it at the airport and be exempted from institutional quarantine? I have an onward journey to other city. Please advise.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shruti! Once you get the result report, you can upload it to the Air Suvidha section of Delhi Airport website 72 hours prior to your scheduled travel from the US. In case, it fails to be uploaded or you don’t get response to it, you can carry the report and submit upon arrival at Delhi Airport.

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  40. Indu Shekhar

    can a person coming from Singapore with negative report get exemption from being quarantined at Delhi as he is having his residence in Delhi

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Indu! If the test is taken as per the guidelines, a traveler from Singapore or any other country will be exempted from institutional quarantine in Delhi. Please note, there is no exemption from home quarantine.

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  41. Sri

    Indian Eagle Team. I am planning to book united flight from Newark – Chennai. I has 10 hour Layover in Delhi. Do i need to quarantine in Delhi? will be travelling with < 10 yr old kids and the chennai flight from Delhi Airport is on the next day morning but of same PNR.. Pls suggest

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  42. AA Angels

    If someone has to travel from US to India for personal emergency, will Air Suvidha exemption allow someone to be back from Mumbai in 4 days or 14 days home quarantine is mandatory?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello! Those on a short visit to India need to show confirmed return tickets upon arrival at the port of entry in India. If you are visiting India for 4-7 days, you must carry return flight tickets and a negative COVID-19 test report from USA.

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  43. Sri

    I am lookimng at flights from Newyork to Chennai. I will have to take a connecting flight from Delhi. I am travelling with my kids age less than 10 years. WIll i be able to take teh connecting flight. It looks like it is a single ticket/PNR thru United airlines/Vistara Pls confirm

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Srikumaran! Yes, you will be able to take the connecting flight at Delhi airport. Having a single ticket for the entire itinerary is good. As you will travel with kids below 10 years of age, you are eligible for exemption from institutional quarantine.

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  44. Piyush

    I am flying to Delhi from London on 3rd November. I have booked for on-arrival RT-PCR test at Delhi airport. I am not planning to apply for a prior exemption by getting tested before departure. Will I be allowed to go Noida using the private vehicle after I get a negative report at the airport or 7 days institutional quarantine is still mandatory for me?

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  45. Shweta

    In the exemption form, I had attached my negative COVID report from National Health Services (NHS) UK. The report is in a mail form. My form has been rejected saying that I need to attach a RT PCR report. ButI have contacted NHS, and this is the only report they send.
    My flight is tomorrow from UK to Delhi. How can I be exempted from the institutional quarantine in Delhi.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shweta! Sometimes, applications are rejected due to technical glitches in the system. You can travel with the same report and show it upon arrival at Delhi airport. In our opinion, you will get exempted from institutional quarantine. In case, this report is not accepted at Delhi airport, you can take a test at the airport itself. The test result will be delivered to you within 4-5 hours. For details, please check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/onsite-covid19-test-inbound-flyers-india/

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