International passengers mandated to complete a self-declaration form on the ‘Air Suvidha’ portal

To ensure the smooth passage of international travelers arriving in India, the Center on Tuesday mandated a contactless self-declaration from them on the “Air Suvidha” portal.

The portal was launched in August 2020 and is used to facilitate the arrival of international passengers in India.

The portal helps passengers provide their travel and final stay details as well as RTPCR and vaccination status, among other details.

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“Right now, it helps state officials in tracing contacts. The implementation of the Air Suvidha portal aims to provide hassle-free, queue-free and convenient air travel to all international passengers arriving in India, ”the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement.

“To ensure the necessary prevention of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the exemption forms from the Air Suvidha portal have been removed and the filling of details has been made mandatory for all international passengers arriving in India,” he said. he adds.

According to the declaration, all international passengers arriving in India are required to declare their current state of health prior to boarding through the Air Suvidha portal along with the required documents.

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“For immigration purposes, the copy received by email is essential upon arrival in India and should be verified at the ‘APHO’ counter,” the statement said.

According to the ministry, all applications from countries “at risk” are marked with an “H” and a “red band”, while others are marked “green”.

“This contributes to a smooth separation and processing on arrival. The app also takes into account countries visited in the last 14 days to highlight ‘at risk’ requests. This field has also been transformed. into a multiple-select drop-down option for normalization.

“For ‘at risk’ countries, passengers are advised to pre-book their test on arrival, and links to the respective test facilities are provided to passengers on SDF submission,” the ministry said.

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