India discontinues Air Suvidha form for international arrivals

New Delhi: Passengers coming to India from foreign countries are no longer required to fill out the Air Suvidha forms as it has been canceled, the Indian aviation ministry released a notification on November 21 amid a declining number of coronavirus cases.  

The self-declaration form was supposed to be filled out on the Air Suvidha portal by international passengers. It was a contactless solution taken by India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health Family Welfare in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  

The government has also removed the requirement to submit a negative RT-PCR report or details of the primary vaccination schedule for international arrivals.  

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) stated that the revised guidelines for international arrivals were effective from November 22.  

But the ministry mentioned that the passengers must follow the general Covid guidelines, including ensuring social distancing, etc. It further said that thermal screening of all the arriving international passengers will be done by the health officials.  

“The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated, taken to a designated medical facility as per health protocol,” the statement read. 

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