December 9th, 2021 5:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India, Vistara Receive Show-Cause Notice for Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines for International Passengers

The government authorities have issued show-cause notices to two prominent airlines Air India and Vistara, for not complying with international passenger boarding guidelines issued by the Central Government for international passengers.  In the wake of the emerging Omicron threat, flouting of norms in this regard is a serious concern. According to the authorities, four international passengers – one Air India passenger and three Vistara passengers – were allowed to board... Read More

February 22nd, 2022 1:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Some Airlines Relax COVID-19 Travel Guidelines for Indian Passengers

Few Gulf airlines have relaxed the COVID-19 testing requirements for Indian travellers, especially for the passengers travelling from Kolkata to Dubai. On its website, Emirates had mentioned that the passengers from India travelling via its airline need to have valid PCR test result from a test taken within 48 hours, and another rapid test taken within six hours of departure. Interestingly, the airline has specified that the guideline applies to... Read More

February 15th, 2022 7:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

India Revises COVID-19 Travel Guidelines for International Passengers

Providing considerable relief to the international passengers arriving in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revised the COVID-19 guideline for the country that comes into effect from today. International travellers arriving in India do not require to undergo the mandatory seven-day quarantine as per the new COVID-19 guideline for India. Instead, the passengers will now have to self-monitor their health for 14 days. However, all passengers arriving... Read More

January 20th, 2022 9:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

No Quarantine Required for International Arrivals, Queensland Eases COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

In a relief to passengers planning to visit Queensland, the state has waived quarantine for fully-vaccinated travellers from January 22, 2022. In the revised Queensland COVID-19 travel guidelines, the government said that fully vaccinated passengers have no restriction to enter the state and do not need to quarantine on arrival. However, the passenger must undergo a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 24 hours of arrival and isolate until the result... Read More

January 19th, 2022 8:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

UAE to India Latest COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) has set a few rules for international travellers planning a trip to India. These travellers need to comply with all the rules that have been set by the relevant authorities to ensure that there is no penalty or criminal action taken against them. Further, not following the rules might result in no travel in the first place as the airlines will not entertain... Read More

December 1st, 2021 11:53 AM 0 COMMENTS

DDMA Issues New Guidelines for COVID-19 Screening at Delhi Airport

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has released a new directive stating the guidelines for the abroad passengers to follow on arrival at Delhi airport. The new guidelines will be in effect from December 1. Restrictions for passengers from “at-risk” countries According to the new guidelines, the airlines must inform passengers coming from “at-risk” countries that they will be tested for COVID-19 on landing. The passengers who get tested positive... Read More

February 22nd, 2022 4:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

Singapore Amends Travel Guidelines, VTL Passengers Get Relaxations

Singapore Airlines said that the country’s entry and COVID-19 testing criteria for Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) passengers had been relaxed, and its flight operations will begin from February 22. The passengers on VTL flights originating from India and arriving in Singapore must continue to provide a negative PCR or professionally performed ART test within two days of departure. According to Singapore Airlines (SIA), the travel history requirement of fully-vaccinated travellers... Read More

February 10th, 2022 9:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

India Relaxes COVID Guidelines For International Arrivals At Airports

India updated its international passenger COVID-19 travel guidelines today. According to the amended guidelines, the 14-day statutory quarantine has been eliminated in favour of a self-monitoring period for overseas passengers. For the next 14 days following their arrival, all travellers will have to self-monitor their health. If travellers who are self-monitoring their health develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should self-isolate and report to their nearest health institution... Read More

January 10th, 2022 1:08 PM 0 COMMENTS

Jammu Airport Revises COVID-19 Protocols Amid Rising Cases

In response to an increase in the count of COVID-19 cases in the state, Jammu airport has amended its restrictions for passengers. According to recent reports, officials at the Jammu airport have decided to intensify testing of unvaccinated travellers, including Vaishno Devi pilgrims. Additionally, the new COVID-19 guidelines of Jammu airport insist that all overseas passengers should be subject to RT-PCR tests at the airport. Only fully vaccinated travellers are... Read More

January 5th, 2022 10:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

Mumbai Airport Covid Guidelines Revised, Rapid RT-PCR Made Compulsory for All International Travellers

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has revised Mumbai airport covid guidelines on January 4 that all overseas travellers arriving at the Mumbai airport will be required to undergo a rapid RT-PCR test. Only international travellers travelling from ‘at-risk nations’ were required to undergo airport RT PCR test. Now Mumbai airport Rapid RT-PCR applies to all international travellers arriving in Mumbai, regardless of whether they came from an at-risk country or... Read More

December 7th, 2021 6:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Etihad Airways Receives a Show-Cause Notice on Violating Covid-19 Norms at IGI Airport

In a recent development, Etihad Airways has found itself in trouble with the New Delhi district authorities as the latter has issued a show-cause notice to the airlines on the grounds of violating guidelines set by the centre for the arriving international passengers at IGI airport. These guidelines have been set in the wake of the rising Omicron variant of covid-19. The station manager of the airline is expected to... Read More

December 2nd, 2021 1:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Different Travel Guidelines from State and Centre Leaves Airlines and Flyers Puzzled

In the wake of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Centre has come up with new guidelines and regulations for travelers arriving from different countries. However, the governments of Maharashtra and Karnataka have issued their own set of guidelines that differs from that of the state. The same problem rose during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and once again is going to create a lot of confusion... Read More

November 30th, 2021 9:31 AM 0 COMMENTS

India Revises International Travel Guidelines in the Wake of the Omicron Scare

The emergence of Omicron, a new variant of the COVID-19 virus, has led to the revision of travel guidelines for global passengers in India. The new guidelines will come into effect from December 1. Under the new guidelines, the travellers have to submit their travel history of the last 14 days and a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours on the Air Suvidha portal. They must also... Read More

October 9th, 2020 3:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

DGCA Publishes Guidelines to Issue Refunds for Tickets Booked in Lockdown

The statutory body for India’s aviation sector the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has published a comprehensive guideline for issuing refunds for the air tickets cancelled between March 25 to May 24. No domestic passenger flights operated in the country during this period due to COVID-19 pandemic and the resulted lockdown. The guidelines have come after six days of recent Supreme Court judgement asking airlines to offer a full... Read More

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