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DIAL develops ‘Air Suvidha’, 1st of its kind portal for all international arriving passengers across India

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Delhi-Airport-develops-‘Air-Suvidha’-portal-for-all-international-arriving-passengers-across-IndiaDelhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) a GMR Group-led consortium,that operated Indira Gandhi International Airport has developed AIR SUVIDHA, a first-of-its-kind portal allowing international arriving passengers to fill a mandatory self-declaration form and eligible passengers to apply for exemption from compulsory institutional quarantine for coronavirus. It will make passengers’ journey more convenient and comfortable in a contactless way as they won’t have to fill the physical copies of the forms on arrival.

  • The online forms have been developed in collaboration with various state governments, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  • Passengers can assess AIR SUVIDHA at website of Delhi Airport ‘www.newdelhiairport.in’

Key Points:

-There are total of five categories of passengers who can get exemption from the mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine viz.

  • Pregnant women
  • Those who have suffered death in the family
  • Those suffering from a serious illness
  • Parents accompanying children below 10 years of age
  • Those who have COVID-negative certificate from a test done 96 hours prior to the journey.

-Passengers who are allowed the exemption would have to undergo 14-day home quarantine. All other international passengers arriving in India have to follow the usual process of undergoing mandatory seven-days institutional quarantine, at their own cost, followed by seven days of home quarantine.

About Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW):
Cabinet Minister– Dr Harsh Vardhan
Minister of State (MoS)– Ashwini Kumar Choubey

About Ministry of External Affairs (MEA):
Union Minister– Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Minister of State (MoS)– Vellamvelly Muraleedharan