Air Suvidha Portal: Latest Guidelines For Passengers to Upload RT-PCR Test
Last Updated: January 02, 2023, 12:28 IST
Air Suvidha Portal. (Photo: IANS)
Passengers from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan have to mandatorily upload a negative RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha Portal
The Air Suvidha portal became live once more on Saturday for air passengers coming from certain countries to upload their negative RT-PCR test report.
According to the latest guidelines, passengers arriving from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan have to mandatorily upload a negative RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha portal. The test has to be conducted 72 hours prior to departure.
Earlier this week, the Centre issued revised Covid guidelines for passengers arriving on international flights from these countries. As per the guidelines, the practice of random testing of 2 percent of arriving passengers on each international flight will also continue.
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“They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to the Ministry of Civil Aviation through the concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority for any post-arrival requirement, including home/institutional quarantine and self-health monitoring, as warranted,” said the new guidelines issued on December 29 with respect to passengers coming from certain high-risk countries.
Air Suvidha is a digital portal developed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation where passengers traveling to India can provide details of their travel, RT-PCR report, and vaccination status in a self-declaration form. The authorities had launched the Air Suvidha to ensure the safety of travelers as well as Indian citizens.
To ensure the smooth passage of international travelers coming to India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare mandated contactless self-declaration on the Air Suvidha portal last year. The portal was launched in August 2020.
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