Covid Times - Travel Updates

   


✈✈As per a directive issued on the I3th of March 2021 by the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) India : Passengers who do not adhere to COVID 19 protocols, which essentially involves wearing masks covering the nose from the time of entry into the airport to the time of leaving the airport and do not exercise physical distancing will be barred from flying or deboarded. Passengers who do not adhere to the above mentioned  COVID 19 protocols during the duration of the flight will be classified as "Unruly Passengers" and put on the No-Fly List, which may debar them from flying for 3 months.

✈✈Travellers to Maharashtra from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala,  are required to show a negative RT-PCR test. This is applicable to all travellers irrespective of their mode of travel. For those travelling by air, the test report has to be within 72 hours prior to the flight.

✈✈ Karnataka has made a Covid-19 negative certificate mandatory for all travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala. This is applicable to everyone irrespective of the mode of travel. Those travelling by air must have a test report that is within 72 hours prior to the flight.

✈✈The District Magistrate of Dehradun has issued a directive that travellers to Uttarakhand from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand at state borders, railway stations and Dehradun airport.

✈✈Travellers to Assam by any mode of transport are required to undergo an RT PCR or Rapid Antigen Test on Arrival.

✈✈Travellers to Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura must carry a negative RT PCR Report for entry.

✈✈Passengers from all states need to have a negative RT PCR Report in order to enter Srinagar

✈✈ As of 8th of February, India has  Transport Bubbles with Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria,Oman, Qatar,Russia, Rwanda ,Seychelles,Tanzania, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uzbekistan. Travellers may check entry regulations in each country before booking tickets.

✈✈Transport Bubbles or Air Travel arrangements are temporary arrangements between two countries to resume commercial passenger flights when regular International Services have been suspended due to Covid 19.  These arrangements are reciprocal. Detailed information is available at www.civilaviation.gov.in/en/about-air-transport-bubbles.

✈✈ Spicejet in association with VFS Global is offering the facility of having a covid test before or after flying as an Add-On. You can book the test before you fly since many destinations ask for a covid negative certificate on landing or use it within 30 days of the flight. Spicejet passengers get this add-on at a price of Rs.299 and can choose to give the sample at the mobile Spicehealth Testing Centres or have the sample collected at home.

This service is  currently available for all customers in India (Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Pune) and the UAE (Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or Sharjah).


✈✈Air Suvidha For International Passengers
Air Suvidha is a contactless solution by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Delhi Airport for all international passengers coming to India. It is a Self Declaration and Exemption Form Portal for International arriving passengers.
www.newdelhiairport.in gives detailed information for International Passengers.

✈✈Passengers arriving without RT-PCR Test
  Passengers without an RT-PCR test report, have to undergo mandatory 7 days of institutional quarantine, at their own cost and another 7 days of home quarantine on arrival in India.


🏨🏨 A Covid negative RT-PCR report Mandatory for Booking Hotel Accommodation In Udaipur
Due to a sudden spike in cases in Udaipur, authorities have made a negative RT-PCR report mandatory for booking a hotel room, for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. The test is to be taken not before 72 hours prior to entering into Udaipur and the results have to be mailed at the time of booking or shown at the time of checking in.


🚂🚂 Indian Railways facilities during Covid
Catering on Trains and Pantry services have been discontinued on all trains.
Passengers are required to carry their own food or order ready-to- eat food available on the train.
Retiring Room facilities have been discontinued at all stations.









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