As per norms laid down by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (as of Nov 5, 2020), here are the guidelines for international passengers:

Before planning for travel, all travellers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal ( at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel or physically after arrival at the respective health counters.

The travellers are expected to give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo facility /home quarantine/ self-monitoring of their health for 14 days, or as warranted.

Travellers with international arrivals can seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the designated government web portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India.

In case, your friends or relatives have not been able to conduct a RT-PCR Test before 03 days they boarded and they wish to seek exemption from institutional quarantine then they may also avail the facility available at the airports to undergo RT-PCR testing (where such provisions exist).

International passengers arriving without RT-PCR negative certificate and not opting for RT PCR test at airport (if facility is available) /arriving at an airport where testing facility is not available will have to undergo mandatory 7 days’ institutional quarantine and 7 days’ home quarantine.

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