It was mandatory for incoming international passengers to fill out the form on the aviation ministry's Air Suvidha portal. It required passengers to declare their vaccination status, including the dates and number of doses received.
Incoming international passengers will no longer be required to fill out self-declaration forms for Covid vaccination on the Air Suvidha portal, the government announced.
The Civil Aviation ministry published a notice that read, “In light of the sustained decline in COVID-19 trajectory and significant improvements in COVID-19 vaccination coverage both globally and in India, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has revised the guidelines for international arrivals”.
According to the aviation ministry, the submission of self-declaration forms on the online Air Suvidha portal is no longer permitted under revised guidelines from the health ministry. Nevertheless, the rule was accompanied by a statutory warning: Covid's situation could lead to a review of the rule.
Incoming international passengers were required to fill out the form on the aviation ministry's Air Suvidha portal. Passengers were required to declare their vaccination status, including the number and date of vaccinations.
Most nations follow this rule.
According to the ministry, however, passengers should be fully vaccinated. In addition, all precautionary measures for Covid, including mask use and social distancing at airports, should be maintained.
In an announcement last week, the aviation ministry said masks are no longer mandatory during air travel, but passengers should wear them to prevent another outbreak.
Until then, masks were mandatory on flights.
As part of the government's graded approach to Covid-19 management, the ministry said the decision was taken.
Covid's figures have shrunk in recent weeks. According to official data this morning, active cases (6,402) represent 0.01 percent of the total infections. There has been an increase in the national recovery rate to 98.8%.