An online portal has been developed by the Delhi international airport, with the help of which that will allow international arriving passengers to fill a mandatory self-declaration form. It will also allow eligible passengers to apply for exemption from compulsory institutional quarantine for coronavirus, its operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said on Friday.
The portal will make passengers’ journey contactless as they won’t have to fill physical copies of a self declaration form and a quarantine exemption form at the time of arrival in India, the DIAL said in a press release.
From Saturday, a total of five categories of passengers can get exemption from the mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine — 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.
The DIAL said, “Passengers seeking exemption under the five specific categories will need to fill the e-form available on the website of Delhi airport www.newdelhiairport.in. They will have to submit it along with supporting documents, including a copy of their passports, at least 72 hours before boarding their flights.” “However, there is no such time capping for passengers filling for the self-declaration form,” it added.