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Self declaration form Air Suvidha no more required from International passengers

The ministry of Civil Aviation of the Indian Government has decided that Self declaration form, air suvidha is no more required from International passengers. The decision was made and declared on Monday, November 21st.

Air Suvidha is an online system where international passengers can submit the required self-declaration form to declare their current health status. The form was made mandatory and all international passengers entering the country via flight had to fill it out prior to boarding.

Last year, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare mandated contactless self-declaration on the Air Suvidha Portal to ensure smooth passage for international travelers arriving in India.

To prevent the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus, the waiver form on the Air Suvidha portal has been suspended and details filling has been made mandatory for all international passengers arriving in India.

The Air Suvidha portal was launched in August 2020 and has been enhanced to accommodate travel guidelines issued on 30 November 2021.

The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India in October urged the government to withdraw from the mandatory submission of online Air Suvidha forms for inbound travelers, which is hindering tourism growth as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. requested.

The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) said in a statement that the association had informed Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia of the difficulties international passengers are facing.

India has previously praised restrictions at all points of entry (PoE) for its successful fight against Covid-19. India’s response to Covid at points of entry has been proactive, proactive and graded, the center said on Wednesday, stressing that effective surveillance at these points has delayed the arrival and spread of the disease, giving it time to effectively develop needed health infrastructure and capacities. . Union health minister Rajesh Bhushan said it handles it.

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