TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Alert for international passengers:

Below listed guidelines are applicable to all international passengers arriving into India:


All passengers should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against Covid-19 in their country.

With effect from January 1, 2023, all passengers travelling from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Japan must:

  1. Submit the Self Declaration Form with complete and factual information including the travel details of last 14 days, on the online Air Suvidha portal at https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration before their scheduled travel to India.
  2. Upload their negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test report on the Air Suvidha portal. The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
  3. Submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the test report. They shall be liable for criminal prosecution, if reports are not found authentic.
  4. Give an undertaking on the Air Suvidha portal or to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey, that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority for any post arrival requirement including home/institutional quarantine or self-health monitoring, as warranted.

Passengers must follow the in-flight announcement about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic including precautionary measures to be followed (i.e., preferable use of masks and following physical distancing etc.).

Any passenger with Covid-19 symptoms during their travel shall be isolated as per the standard protocol i.e. the said passenger should be wearing mask, isolated and segregated from other passengers in the flight and moved to an isolation facility subsequently for the follow up treatment.

Up on arrival, passengers will be subject to thermal screening and may have to undergo post arrival testing for Covid-19,(RT-PCR),7 and can only leave the airport after submitting the samples. Children under the age of 12 years are exempted from pre and post arrival testing for Covid-19. If a passenger is found symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring, they shall undergo required testing and treated as per the laid down protocols. Passengers with positive results shall be isolated/treated as per the standard protocols.

All passengers should self-monitor their health post arrival into India; they shall report to their nearest health facility or call the National Helpline Number (1075)/ State Helpline Number in case they have any suggestive symptoms.

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Update for Asymptomatic Passengers:

Sikkim:

  • No quarantine.
  • RT-PCR test report: Not required.

Telangana:

  • No quarantine.
  • RT-PCR test report: Not required.

Assam:

  • No quarantine.
  • RT-PCR test report: Not required.

State-wise guidelines

Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all tourists/visitors arriving at Andaman to download the Aarogya Setu App on their mobile phones.

All asymptomatic passengers who are fully vaccinated are exempted to carry a pre-departure RT-PCR test report. However, their vaccination status will be verified at departure as well as arrival airport.

All asymptomatic children under the age of 12 years are exempted from pre-departure as well as post arrival RT-PCR test requirements.

All unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers arriving at Andaman and Nicobar Islands must carry their negative RT-PCR test report issued from an ICMR approved laboratory. Test for these report should have been taken within 48 hrs prior to starting the journey. These passengers will also undergo an RT-PCR test on arrival and shall strictly isolate themselves till the negative test reports are received.

Passengers must report to the check-in counter for the document check before proceeding for security check at the departure airport.

Passengers who are declared Covid-positive shall undergo the prescribed state quarantine protocol.

Passengers who would be required to undergo the RT-PCR test on arrival must fill and keep the Performa handy which is required to be submitted to the Authorities on arriving at A&N.

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Domestic Passengers:

All passengers traveling to Andhra Pradesh must enroll themselves on the Spandana website https://www.spandana.ap.gov.in/ , before their travel.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Andhra Pradesh will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.

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Domestic Passengers:

Passengers arriving at Assam are not required to undergo any Covid-19 test prior to departure or at arrival into the state.

It is advised that all symptomatic passengers must undergo a Covid-19 test for diagnostic purpose at any authorized testing center.

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Domestic Passengers:

Passengers arriving at Bihar would be subject to random testing at the arrival airport.

Those who are tested positive will have to undergo isolation. Isolation guidelines will be decided by the District Administration.

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All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Delhi must self monitor their health for 14 days.

All passengers arriving at Delhi may be subject to a free random RT-PCR test on arrival.

It is mandatory for all passengers to wear masks and to maintain social distancing norms at all times during their travel. All passengers must ensure strict compliance of Covid-19 protocols. Failure to do so may lead to issuance of Challan/fine as decided by the Delhi Govt.

As per the orders from the Govt. of Delhi, passengers will only be permitted to travel to/from the airport during the night curfew period provided they carry their proof of travel, i.e. valid ticket / boarding pass.

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Domestic Passengers:

All asymptomatic passengers are exempted from quarantine.

All passengers arriving at Goa must carry their negative report for RT-PCR/ TrueNat/ CBNAAT, Rapid Antigen Test or any other test as approved by ICMR, sample for which should have been collected within 72 hrs prior to arrival.

Asymptomatic persons who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 with second dose completed atleast 15 days prior to travel are exempted from carrying the above mentioned test reports. However, they must ensure that they carry their final vaccination certificate (of both doses) as issued by the CoWIN portal.

Passengers without the above mentioned reports/vaccination certificate may not be accepted for the flight.

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Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving into Gujarat (except Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar) to carry their RT-PCR negative test report; test for which should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to arrival. Passengers without the valid test report may be subject to a self-paid test on arrival and may be required to wait at the airport till the results are declared negative.

Asymptomatic passengers arriving at Ahmedabad, Porbandar, Surat and Rajkot, are exempted from quarantine and must self monitor their health for atleast 14 days.

Passengers arriving at Gujarat from the states of Kerala and Maharashtra will be subject to thermal scanning and vaccination status checks. Passengers who are found symptomatic would be subject to a self-paid Rapid Antigen Test/ RT-PCR test. State guidelines detailed here must be followed basis the test result and/or vaccination status.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Surat and Kandla will have to undergo thermal screening at the arrival airport.

All passengers arriving at Kandla must either carry a valid negative RT-PCR report, test for which should have been conducted within 72 hrs. prior to departure or their final Covid-19 vaccination certificate (both doses). Passengers without any of these reports will have to undergo an RT-PCR test which will be conducted by the health authorities free of cost.

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Domestic Passengers:

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Haryana will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.

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Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Himachal Pradesh to register their arrival on the Covid E-registration software - http://covid19epass.hp.gov.in.

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Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Jharkhand to register their personal details on www.jharkhandtravels.nic.in before arrival.

All passengers shall undergo home quarantine for 7 days, observing guidelines as issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, and Medical Education.

All transit passengers and those who would be exiting Jharkhand within 72 hrs of their arrival into the state are exempted from home quarantine.

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Domestic Passengers:

All passengers arriving at Jammu & Kashmir will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. They must also carry a postpaid contactable phone number with an updated Aarogya Setu App.

Passengers carrying their valid and verifiable final certificate for Covid-19 vaccination of both doses are exempted from carrying the RT-PCR test report/undergo Rapid Antigen Test on arrival.

Passengers who do not carry their vaccination certificate will either have to:

  1. Carry their negative RT-PCR test report, sample for which should have been collected atleast 72 hrs prior to arrival in Srinagar and 48 hrs prior to arrival in Jammu;
  2. OR they will have to undergo an Rapid Antigen Test on arrival.

Passengers travelling between Jammu and Srinagar are exempted from carrying any report/vaccination certificate or from undergoing any test on arrival.

Personnel of Defense and Central Armed Police Forces returning on duty, including transit labour hired by BRO to go to Ladakh, are also exempted from carrying any report/vaccination certificate or from undergoing any test on arrival. They will be permitted to proceed for institutional quarantine at their respective units as per their internal procedures.

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Domestic Passengers:

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Karnataka are exempted from quarantine. However, they must self monitor themselves for 14 days.

All passengers arriving from the state of Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala must carry their fully vaccinated certificate OR a negative RT-PCR test report which should not be older than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Following categories of passengers are exempted from carrying the test reports:

  1. Constitutional functionaries and health care professionals.
  2. Children below the age of five (5) years.
  3. Travel in cases of dire emergencies such as death in the family, medical treatment etc., passengers’ swab shall be collected on arrival in Karnataka with necessary contact details etc. as duly verified from passengers’ ID cards. On receipt of the RT-PCR test report, further action will be taken as per the state protocol.

Any violation to the Covid-19 preventive guidelines will attract penal action under the provision of Disaster Management Act 2005 and Karnataka Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020.

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Domestic Passengers:

All passengers must download the Aarogya Setu App and shall mandatorily be required to register their details and obtain an e-pass from http://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/

E-pass is required to be shown to the Health officials at arriving airports.

All passengers arriving at Kerala must either carry their full vaccination certificate for Covid-19 (both doses) or their negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test - swab collection for which should have been conducted within 48 hrs prior to arrival.

Passengers without the report shall be required to undergo a self-paid RT-PCR test at the arrival airport. The testing facility is available inside the Kochi airport and outside the airports at Trivandrum, Calicut, and Kannur.

Passengers who do not undergo RT-PCR testing will have to remain in room isolation for 14 days from the date of entry in Kerala and must self-monitor their health.

All arrival passengers shall adhere to strict universal masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing. Any passenger who develops Covid-19 symptoms must seek medical attention immediately.

Symptomatic passengers arriving in Kerala must carry their negative RT-PCR report.

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Domestic Passengers:

All passengers arriving into the Union Territory of Ladakh will be required to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing on arrival (free of cost).

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Domestic Passengers:

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Madhya Pradesh are exempted from quarantine and must self monitor their health for atleast 14 days.

All passengers arriving at Gwalior from the state of Maharashtra must carry a negative RT-PCR report, test for which should’ve been conducted within 72 hrs of arrival. Passengers who do not carry the said report shall undergo Covid-19 testing at the arrival airport.

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Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers travelling to Maharashtra to either carry their complete vaccination certificate (of all doses and where 15 days have passed since the last/ final dose) for Covid-19 or a valid negative RT-PCR test report, test for which should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to boarding. Children under the age of 5 years are exempted from this requirement.

Passengers without the above documents /reports may not be accepted for the flight.

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Domestic Passengers:

All passengers arriving at Odisha are not required to carry any test reports/vaccination certificates.

All passengers arriving at Jharsuguda from the cities of Delhi and Kolkata will be required to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test at the arrival airport. Passengers who are declared positive will have to follow the state's treatment protocol.

Passengers who are declared negative shall remain in home quarantine for a period of 7 days and must undergo an RT-PCR test on the 8th day.

Entry of all passengers will be subject to thermal scanning and random RT PCR testing at arrival airport.

All Symptomatic passengers will be isolated and taken to medical facility as per state protocol.

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Domestic Passengers:

All passengers landing at Punjab must download and register themselves on the Cova App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.gov.punjab.cova&hl=en_IN before their travel.

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Punjab to either carry their Covid-19 vaccination certificate for both doses or their negative RT-PCR test report issued within 72 hrs prior to arrival.

Children below the age of 10 years and infants are exempted from the above requirement.

Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Rajasthan to install the Aarogya Setu App.

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Rajasthan to carry their negative RT-PCR test report, test for which should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to arrival. Passengers without test reports will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 15 days. Institutional or home quarantine will be as advised by the local Govt. agency.

Passengers who carry their vaccination certificate (of at least one dose) will be exempted from carrying the RT-PCR test report and quarantine.

All Indian Armed Forces personnel are exempted from carrying the RT-PCR report .

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Domestic Passengers:

All travel restrictions have been withdrawn for passengers entering the state of Sikkim.

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Domestic Passengers:

All passengers arriving at Tamil Nadu from all states/UT, apart from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry, will have to undergo thermal screening on arrival and must obtain TN E-Pass from https://tnepass.tnega.org/#/user/pass . All symptomatic passengers will have to take the Covid-19 test.

All passengers arriving from the state of Kerala are required to either carry their approved Covid-19 vaccination certificate of both the doses or their negative RT-PCR test report issued from an ICMR approved laboratory, test for which should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to taking the flight or both.

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving from the states of Maharashtra and Kerala to undergo 7 days of home quarantine and 7 days of self-monitoring of their health.

Passengers arriving from other states will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine.

All asymptomatic business travelers who exit the state within 72 hrs and have a valid return ticket will be exempted from quarantine.

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Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers to install the Aarogya Setu App.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Telangana are exempted from quarantine. However, they must self-monitor their health for at least 14 days.

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Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Uttar Pradesh to install the Aarogya Setu App and register on https://reg.upcovid.in.

Below mentioned passengers will be subject to a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen test/ RT-PCR test at arrival airport and can exit if found negative. However if any passenger is found positive, all state health protocols will apply.

  1. Passengers travelling from Delhi to Kanpur
  2. Passengers travelling from the states of Maharashtra and Kerala to Uttar Pradesh
  3. Passengers travelling from all states to Kushinagar

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Domestic Passengers:

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Uttarakhand to register themselves on the Smart City web portal http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in prior to their travel. You may also visit this registration link by scanning the QR code provided here.

It is mandatory for all passengers to carry an RT-PCR/ RAT negative report from ICMR accredited laboratories; test for which should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to arrival at Uttarakhand.

Passengers who are fully vaccinated with their second dose being completed 15 days before their arrival at Uttarakhand are exempted to carry any of the above mentioned report. They, however, will have to undergo a test on arrival and they must also carry their full vaccination certificate.

Armed forces and their families are exempted from the requirement of carrying the RT-PCR/ RAT negative report. However, they must register themselves on the Smart City web portal http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in prior to their travel.

Below mentioned categories of passengers are advised to travel only if their circumstances are unavoidable:

  • Passengers above the age of 65 years
  • Passengers with co-morbidities
  • Pregnant women
  • Children below the age of 10 years

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Domestic Passengers:

Asymptomatic passengers will be permitted to leave the airport with the advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days.

It is mandatory for all passengers travelling to West Bengal to either carry their full vaccination certificate (both doses) or a negative RT-PCR test report; test for RT-PCR report should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to departure.

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving into West Bengal to fill-up and submit the declaration form using the Sandhane App developed by H&FW Department of West Bengal. Please download the App here: http://74.50.58.66/systems/Sandhane/1.2/Sandhane_Gen.apk​

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International Passengers:

All passengers arriving from International flights in West Bengal must have the Aarogya Setu App installed on their mobile phones.

All passengers arriving from "not-at-risk" countries must undergo a mandatory self-paid RT-PCR/RAT test at the arrival airport. It is mandatory for them to pre-book their test through https://tinyurl.com/PATREGKOL, which will be checked by the airport staff before boarding the flight to West Bengal.

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Country-wise guidelines

To read the order released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation regarding the eligibility of passengers to travel under air bubbles, please Click here

Eligibility of passengers to travel on flights INTO INDIA:

  • Stranded Indian nationals.
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding US passports.
  • Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated June 30, 2020. click here to check the MHA guidelines.

Eligibility of passengers to travel on flights OUT OF INDIA:

  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid US visa. Airline will check that there is no travel restriction for Indian Nationals to enter USA with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
  • US citizens, legal permanent residents, and foreign nationals holding valid US visas.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

Eligibility of passengers to travel on flights INTO INDIA:

  • Stranded Indian nationals.
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding Canadian passports.
  • Foreigners (including diplomats) holding valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated June 30, 2020. click here to check the MHA guidelines.

Eligibility of passengers to travel on flights OUT OF INDIA:

  • Stranded Canadian nationals/residents.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid Canadian visa. Airline will check that there is no travel restriction for Indian Nationals to enter Canada with the particular visa category before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities; Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

All flights between India and UK are suspended w.e.f. December 23, 2020, in view of the emerging Covid-19 situation. Passengers from UK will not be accepted for boarding on any direct/indirect flights to India.

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As per the National Advanced Information Center (NAIC), UAE, all passengers holding passports with single name will not be accepted on flights to UAE.

However, the below mentioned categories of passengers are exempted from this rule.

  • Passengers who have valid UAE residence visa and Emirates ID.
  • Passengers whose passports have their father or family name printed on the second page and their visa displays more than one name.
  • Passengers who are eligible for Visa-on-Arrival and whose passports have their father or family name printed on the second page.

As per the directives issued by Government of UAE & Government of India, all passengers travelling on flights to/from UAE must adhere to the below guidelines:


Arriving into UAE:

  • GDRFA/ICA approvals are no longer required for UAE residents to travel to the UAE through Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah Airports.
  • All passengers travelling to the UAE may present either of the following:
    1. Full vaccination certificate with QR code system that reflects the completion of WHO or UAE approved vaccine doses for Covid-19, Or
    2. A valid negative Covid-19 test report with a QR code, as issued from an ICMR or Pure Health approved laboratory. The report should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA, that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample.
  • Self testing / self-administered PCR tests will not be acceptable.
  • To check the list of ICMR approved laboratories, please visit - https://www.icmr.gov.in/pdf/covid/labs/archive/COVID_Testing_Labs_02032021.pdf .
  • To obtain the test report from a Pure Health laboratory, you can visit their website at https://preflighttest.com.
  • Reports issued by the below mentioned laboratories will not be accepted:
    1. Suryam Lab (Jaipur)
    2. Dr P.Bhasin Pathlabs Pvt Ltd. (Delhi)
    3. Noble Diagnostic Centre (Delhi)
    4. 360 Diagnostic & Health Services
  • RT-PCR test will be carried out at the arrival airport at UAE.
  • The below category of passengers are exempted from the requirement of an RT-PCR test prior to travelling to Dubai:
    1. The inbound passengers escorting a 1st degree UAE nationals’ relative.
    2. Domestic labour escorting a UAE national sponsor during travel.
    3. Children under the age of 16 years and passengers with moderate/severe disability are exempted from undertaking a Covid-19 test.
  • All passengers transiting through the UAE must:
    1. Obtain their necessary entry permissions/approvals from the country of their final destination and;
    2. Hold a valid negative Covid-19 test report issued within the valid time frame, namely, 72 hours from the time of collecting the sample. Report should be issued from an approved health laboratory which uses the QR code system.

    To enter UAE:

    Entry to Dubai on Visa on Arrival is permitted for Indian National Passenger(s). However, these passengers must comply with the following:

    1. They must either have a visitor’s visa or a green card issued by the United States; or
    2. They must hold a Residence Permit issued by the United Kingdom or European Union; or
    3. They must hold a valid visa issued by the United States, United Kingdom or European Union with the validity period of atleast 6 months.

    The authenticity of all the above requirement(s) will be checked at the departure airport prior to the issuance of Boarding pass. Any passenger who does not fulfill the above conditions/requirements will not be issued a boarding pass.


Arriving into India:

  • Only Indian nationals stranded in UAE, all Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports ( Click here for OCI details), and UAE national holding valid visa issued by an Indian mission in any category (including diplomats) as per the Ministry of Home Affairs’ guidelines are permitted to travel to India. Please check the guidelines  here
  • All passengers are required to have the Aarogya Setu App installed on their mobile phones.
  • Passengers who have received both vaccination doses in India are exempted from RT-PCR testing prior to departure and need to upload their COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in India on the Air Suvidha portal - https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration.
  • All other passengers need to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate and upload the same on the Air Suvidha Portal, the test for which should have been conducted within72 hours prior to scheduled departure.
  • All passengers should submit complete and factual information in the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal - https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration along with the last 14 days’ details before their scheduled departure.
  • Passengers failing to comply with the above will be denied boarding.
  • All passengers will have to undergo thermal screening on arrival, and if found symptomatic will be treated as per protocol.
  • All SpiceJet flights are operating from Terminal 2, Dubai International Airport. With effect from June 24, 2021, 10 am onwards, all flights to and from Dubai will operate from Terminal 1, Dubai International Airport.

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Note: Documents as mentioned above will be verified by the airport staff at the check-in counters. Passengers will be denied boarding if they are not able to furnish the aforementioned documents and apps.

Guidelines for passengers travelling to Oman:

  1. Non-Omani citizens with residency permits who have completed more than 180 days outside Oman or whose visa has expired, shall be required to obtain an approval from their sponsor before planning to travel to Oman. This process will be assisted by “Sanad “ offices in Oman, in reference to the duly filled Form 1A and No Objection Certificate which will be provided by the local sponsor.
  2. Categories of passengers who are allowed to travel to Oman:
    1. Omani Nationals
    2. Residents of Oman
    3. Visa holders of Oman
    4. Those who can obtain Visa-on-Arrival in Oman and those who don’t require a visa to travel to Oman. Please visit https://evisa.rop.gov.om/visa-eligibility for more details.
  3. Passengers travelling to Oman are no longer required to carry a negative PCR certificate, however, they are mandatorily required to be in possession of their final vaccination certificate of both the doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines which are accepted for travel to Oman. They should have been last vaccinated at least 14 days prior to traveling to Oman.

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Eligibility of passengers arriving at Bangladesh:

  1. Nationals/residents of Bangladesh and foreign nationals holding valid and/or pre-approved visa from Bangladesh
  2. Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Bangladesh.
  3. Vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine: Passengers who have completed full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh with the official proof of vaccination certificate bearing a QR code. In this case, there wouldn’t be any requirement of carrying an RT-PCR based Covid-19 negative certificate.
  4. Not vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine: Passengers who have not completed full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh provided they carry their negative RT-PCR based Covid-19 test report bearing a QR code. The test should have been done within 72 hours prior to departure.
  5. Passengers below the age of 12 years are not required to carry any RT-PCR test report. They will, however, be required to observe the same health formalities that will apply to their family members on arrival.
  6. Only the hard copies of the Vaccination certificate/RT-PCR test report, as applicable, should be carried. These documents must be printed in English only, and must be issued from a government approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a certified designated laboratory, list of which is available on https://www.icmr.gov.in/.

All symptomatic passengers arriving in Bangladesh shall be sent to the government authorized hospital for further formalities.

Seamen shall be allowed to travel provided they are in possession of all necessary documents such as Passport, CDC Booklet, Guarantee Letter, Ok-to-Board letter and signed on to the ship within 72 hours of their arrival.

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Arriving into Saudi Arabia

All passengers, including the GCC citizens, must carry their valid passport.

Categories of passengers who are allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia:

  1. Saudi citizens
  2. Non-Saudi citizens - Resident (Iqama holder), Family Visit visa, New Resident Visa, Business visa, New Employment visa, Hajj visa, Umrah visa.
    Passengers travelling on valid Iqama must have an Exit/Re-entry paper as per applicability.

Note: Any Muslim passenger holding Visit visa, Commercial Visit visa, Work Visit visa and Family Visit visa will not be permitted to travel to Jeddah airport till July 09, 2022.

Guidelines for Saudi citizens:

  1. There are no specific requirements for vaccinated Saudi citizens.
  2. Non-vaccinated Saudi citizens shall be allowed to travel without a RT-PCR and will no longer be required to undergo home quarantine on arrival.
  3. Saudi citizens who have completed 3 months or more after receiving their second dose of Covid-19 vaccination shall only be allowed to depart if they have received the booster dose of Covid-19 vaccination, too. This is not applicable to passengers below the age of 16 years and those who are exempted as listed in the Tawakkalna application.

Guidelines for Non-Saudi Citizens

  1. All passengers who are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia must have a medical insurance with the coverage of Covid‑19 treatment. This is not applicable to citizens, residents and GCC citizens. The insurance should cover the costs of treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies and hospitals, including the institutional quarantine for a period of up to 14 days.
  2. All passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia are required to download and register on the Tawakkalna Mobile App.
  3. List of vaccinations which are approved for travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:
    1. Pfizer BioNTech - 2 doses
    2. Moderna - 2 Doses
    3. Oxford Astrazeneca (Covishield) - 2 doses
    4. Johnson & Johnson – 1 dose
    5. Covaxin – 2 doses
    6. Sputnik – 2 doses
    7. Sinopharm & Sinovac – 2 doses
  4. All passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia who are fully vaccinated (all/both doses) with any of the vaccines as listed above and have completed 14 days after their second/last dose are no longer required to be in possession of a pre-departure PCR or Antigen test report.
  5. All passengers who are partially vaccinated with any of the vaccines as listed above are no longer required to be in possession of a pre-departure PCR or Antigen certificate while travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  6. Non-vaccinated passengers shall be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia without a pre-departure PCR or Antigen test report. However it is mandatory for them to register themselves on the Muqeem platform.
  7. All passengers arriving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are no longer required to undergo institutional or home quarantine.
  8. All passengers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines as listed above, shall be required to confirm their immunity status through the Tawakalna Mobile Application.
  9. All passengers must fill the ‘Registration Immunization Information Form’ to register their immunization data before traveling to the Kingdom, through https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home. This will also enable them to use the Tawakalna Mobile Application. It is mandatory to present the confirmation of their registration either as a printed certificate or on their mobile device at the check in counters.

Arriving into Maldives

  1. Nucleic test (PCR report):

    All passengers, including those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, must carry their negative reports for the Nucleic test (PCR report) for arrival into Maldives, test for which should have been taken within 72 hrs prior to arrival.

    Children below the age of 1 year are exempted to carry the test report.

    The RT-PCR report must contain the name of the passengers as per the passport, name and address of the testing laboratory, type of test, date of sample collection along with the result.

  2. Following categories of passengers are permitted to enter into Maldives:
    1. All tourist
    2. Special visa holders
    3. Business visa holders
    4. Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
    5. Crew of ships who arrive by air to sign onto a ship
    6. Maldivian nationals, Resident permits and work visa holders
    7. Expatriates travelling to Maldives (must hold a valid visa issued by the Maldives Immigration).
  3. Tourists:
    1. Tourists travelling to Maldives will be provided a visa on arrival. They must have a confirmed hotel reservation for the entire stay in a registered tourist facility.
    2. Tourists, except children who are not eligible for vaccination, intending to check-in or stay at tourist facilities in inhabited islands will be permitted if:
      1. they have completed their prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine (as approved by the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or Maldives Food and Drug Authority), and at least l4 days have passed after the completion of the prescribed dose(s), and;
      2. they hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for COVID- l9 with sample taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first port of embarkation.
    3. Tourists, who have completed their prescribed vaccination dose(s) for Covid-19, intending to stay at local islands are permitted to check-in at only those local tourist guesthouses that comply with the following criteria stated by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
      1. At least 60 percent of the Tourist Guesthouse Island’s population eligible for vaccination have completed the prescribed vaccination dose(s) for Covid-19 and 14 days have passed for them after their prescribed dose(s).
      2. At least 95 percent of staff in all tourist facilities of the Tourist Guesthouse Island have completed the prescribed vaccination dose(s) for Covid-19 and 14 days have passed after their recommended dose(s).
      3. At least 90 percent of the resident population of the Tourist Guesthouse Island who are 65 years & above, have completed the vaccination dose(s) for Covid-19 and 14 days have passed after their recommended dose(s).
      Tourist Guesthouse Islands that meet the above criteria will be announced by the HPA.
    4. Detailed guidelines can be read here.
    5. Issuances of tourist visa to tourists travelling from the South Asian countries (i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, lndia, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) will resume with effect from July 15, 2021.
  4. Quarantine:
    1. The following categories of passengers are required to undergo mandatory home quarantine for l4 days at their place of residence or work. Such passengers will also be required to obtain a negative Covid-19 PCR test report before getting released from home quarantine.
      1. Special visa holders whose duration of stay in Maldives will be more than 7 days
      2. Business visa holders whose duration of stay in Maldives will be more than 7 days
      3. Foreign diplomats and their accompanying family members
      4. Maldivian citizens and Work visa holders (Employment visa)
    2. The quarantine period will be reduced to 7 days for passengers who have completed the recommended dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine as approved by the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or the Maldives Food and Drug Authority or any other competent authority of the respective State (like ICMR in India) and at least 14 days have passed after the recommended doses(s). Such passengers must obtain a negative Covid-19 PCR test report before they are released from quarantine.
  5. Work Visa holders:
    1. Passengers with work visa must apply for a pre-approval to travel to Maldives, by email to arrivals.heoc@health.gov.mv and copied to airport@immigration.gov.mv . They shall book a government designated quarantine facility/hotel without which they would not be permitted to travel to Maldives from India.
    2. Work visa holders and their dependents travelling to Maldives from the South Asian countries will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a facility designated by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
    3. Work Visa holders must obtain a confirmation of their reservation at the designated quarantine facility prior to their travel to Maldives. They would also be required to undergo a self paid RT-PCR test between 48 hrs and 72 hrs after their arrival into Maldives before they get released from quarantine.
  6. Maldivian citizens, other visa holders (except work visa) and their dependents travelling to Maldives will be required to undergo a mandatory home quarantine for 14 days at their home or place of work. They would also be required to undergo a self paid RT-PCR test between 48 hrs and 72 hrs after their arrival into Maldives before they get released from quarantine.
  7. Traveler Health Declaration:  It is mandatory for all arriving passengers to submit the online Traveler Health Declaration available on the Maldives Immigration website portal https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ at least 24 hours prior to departure and obtain a verifiable QR code, which would be verified by the Immigration Authorities.
  8. Passengers must follow all Covid-19 health protocols/appropriate behavior at departure, on-board the aircraft and on arrival at all times.

Departure from Maldives

  1. Passengers must abide by all the health requirements of their destination country.
  2. Tourists returning to lndia after their stay in Maldives must obtain a departure PCR test report; test for which should have been taken not more 72 hrs prior to departure from Maldives.
  3. All passengers must submit the online Traveler Health Declaration for departure available on the Maldives Immigration website portal https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ only within 24 hours prior to departure.
  4. In case, any passenger experiences any Covid-19 symptom on and/or after arrival, they must report the same at the Covid hotline 1676.

Click here to read the detailed guidelines.

Guidelines for passengers travelling to Sri Lanka:

  • Passengers who are fully vaccinated are not required to undergo PCR tests on arrival at Colombo.
  • Passengers arriving at Colombo who have completed at least 14 days after their 2nd dose of vaccination will be exempted from quarantine.
  • Passengers, including children under the age of 12 years, who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 are no longer required to carry any Covid-19 test reports.
  • Children between the age of 12 and 18 years who are vaccinated with atleast one dose of recognized vaccine for Covid-19 and have completed atleast 14 days after their vaccination can also travel to Sri Lanka without any test report.
  • Passengers who have been vaccinated with only one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and were infected with Covid-19 between 6 months and 7 days before their departure date to Sri Lanka, are not required to carry any test report, provided they carry their verifiable documents to prove history of Covid-19 infection, i.e. Diagnosis card or a positive PCR/RAT report.
  • Passengers who have been vaccinated with only one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and were infected with Covid-19 more than 6 months before their departure date to Sri Lanka, must carry their negative RT-PCR/RAT test report. For RT-PCR report, the test should have been done within 72 hours prior to departure, whereas for the RAT report, test should been done within 48 hrs prior to departure.
  • It is mandatory for passengers aged 12 years and above who are not fully vaccinated and do not fall in the aforementioned categories of passengers, to carry a negative Covid-19 PCR or RAT test report. For RT-PCR report, the test should have been done within 72 hours prior to departure, whereas for the RAT report, test should been done within 48 hrs prior to departure.
  • Passengers infected with Covid-19 can arrive in Sri Lanka atleast 7 days after contracting the infection.
  • Passengers arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini (Swaziland) are permitted to enter Sri Lanka.
  • It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Sri Lanka to fill the Health Declaration Form online before the flight through -https://airport.lk/health_declaration/index.
  • All foreign national passport holders will require a travel insurance with an adequate cover for Covid-19 hospitalization of up to 14 days in addition to the planned duration of their stay in Sri Lanka.
  • All test reports and documents required to enter Sri Lanka must be in English. Self-swabs of RAT are not acceptable.

Click here to read the detailed guidelines.

Arriving into Kuwait:

Only below mentioned categories of passengers will be permitted to travel from India to Kuwait:

  • Kuwaiti citizens, their first-degree relatives and workers accompanying them.
  • Non-Kuwaiti’s.

All passengers travelling to Kuwait must be vaccinated with any of the below mentioned vaccines which are approved in the state of Kuwait.

  • Pfizer BioNTech (2 doses)
  • AstraZeneca/ Oxford Vaccine (Covishield - 2 doses)
  • Moderna (2 doses)
  • Johnson & Johnson (1 dose)

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Kuwait to carry their negative PCR test report issued within 72 hrs prior to the last direct flight to Kuwait, from an approved ICMR laboratory or a certified laboratory as mentioned on https://www.icmr.gov.in/. Report must have a readable QR code; RT-PCR timeline is calculated from the time of sample/swab collection.

All passengers arriving at Kuwait must download the Immune App on their mobile phones. App should have a green status and the below details should be available:

  • Name & Passport number matching with the travel passport.
  • Type of vaccination received.
  • Date of doses taken.
  • Name of vaccine agency

All passengers travelling to Kuwait must have a valid residence visa of Kuwait. Validity of the Civil ID/Digital Civil ID will be checked before the flight. Passengers holding transit visa shall not be permitted to travel.

Passengers who exited Kuwait on/after September 1, 2019 are permitted to re-enter Kuwait provided they are in possession of a valid residence permit/visa.

Passengers who exited Kuwait on/before August 31, 2019 are NOT permitted to re-enter Kuwait even if they hold a valid residence visa.

All passengers are required to upload their Civil ID or Mobile Civil ID on their mobile phones. It must match with the details on the passport such as Name, Passport number, Date of birth etc.

All passengers are required to register on the Kuwait-Mosafer App and must have a digital or hard copy of their registration.

All passengers are also required to download the Shlonik App on their mobile phones.

Guidelines for passengers travelling to Thailand:

  1. Registration for the Thailand Pass is not required for travel to Thailand.
  2. Requirement for Travel Health Insurance:
    • Passengers travelling from countries including India, that mandate a pre-departure Covid-19 test for passengers arriving from Thailand, must carry a Travel Health Insurance for their travel to Thailand.
    • Travel Insurance should cover the number of days of intended stay in Thailand and additional 7 days.
    • The covered amount for Insurance must not be less than USD 10,000.
    • Passengers without the Travel Health Insurance may be required to purchase the same upon their arrival in Thailand.
    • Passengers from the UN agencies such as UN, WHO, IOM, UNHCR & UN passport holders etc., diplomats or official passport holders, expatriates with work permit, social welfare card/letter, and Thai passport holders, are exempted from carrying the Travel Health Insurance.
  3. Passengers with the symptoms of Covid-19 during their travel shall be recommended to get their test done at arrival.
  4. Transit/Transfer passengers are exempted from the vaccination check and the requirement of the Travel Health Insurance.

To check the list of approved vaccinations, click here.

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SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Introduction (Special Assistance):

    Our employees are trained to assist our differently-abled passengers and for any sorts of limitations, we offer a wide variety of special assistance.

    You can obtain information in advance regarding the assistance we offer, either through this website or by contacting our Reservations on +91-124-4983410 / +91-124-7101600.

    Please be aware that there might be unpredictable circumstances such as weather or mechanical problems that may call for a last minute unavoidable change, but we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

  • Onboard Facilities:

    Following assistance are available on-board SpiceJet’s aircraft:

    • Assistance in moving to and from seats/lavatory.
    • Help in preparation for eating.

    However, we express our inability to provide passengers with any assistance for personal care needs on-board, such as, eating/ drinking, administration of medication, elimination functions including assistance inside the lavatory, or other personal care needs. If you require assistance with any of these, we recommend that you travel with a personal care attendant.

  • Seating accommodation and aircraft accessibility for differently-abled passengers:

    We will do our best to allocate you a seat that is most suitable to your needs. However, in order to meet the safety requirements as prescribed by the DGCA, passengers with mobility limitations which make it unsafe to facilitate aircraft evacuations will not be given a seat in a location where they would obstruct emergency exits, impede the crew in their duties, obstruct access to emergency equipment or hinder aircraft evacuation.

  • Accessible Lavatories:

    A lavatory with a single panel door is available on all our aircraft. Our cabin crew can provide you with assistance moving to and from the lavatory door but will not be able to assist you inside the lavatory.

  • SpiceJet offers special services for the following:
    • Wheelchair users or passengers using wheelchairs (mobility assistance);
    • Passengers travelling with crutches/ braces/ other prosthetic devices;
    • Passengers with Visual Impairment;
    • Passengers Travelling with Certified Guide Dogs;
    • Passengers with Hearing Impairment;
    • Passenger travelling with spinal support;
    • Passenger travelling with an assistant for medical purposes;
    • Passengers; with intellectual/ developmental/ learning disabilities;
    • Passengers travelling with Internal Medical Devices;
    • Passengers who require a stretcher;
    • Passengers requiring oxygen aid;
  • Mobility Assistance:
    • SpiceJet would be more than happy to provide a wheelchair for you, should you require this service. In order to ensure the service meets your needs, our reservation team and/ or the staff may ask you some questions to determine the level of assistance you require. To allow us to provide the best possible assistance, please provide us with as much appropriate information as possible at the time of your booking and/ or at the time of check-in;
    • SpiceJet wheelchair service is provided, with an attendant, at no additional charge to you. The attendant will assist in transporting you within the airport area, to the boarding gate and/ or the aircraft door (depending upon the airport facilities). Our team is trained in transferring techniques, and can assist if you are unable to transfer by yourself from the wheelchair to/ from your seat. However, to have this facility extended to you an advance intimation to SpiceJet is required;
    • Please contact us at Reservations +919871803333/ +919654003333 should you have any questions about our wheelchair service;
    • If you are travelling in a group of 10 or more people and require wheelchairs, please contact our Reservations =+91-124-4983410 / +91-124-7101600 at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure;
    • Passengers travelling with their own wheelchair differently-abled passengers may use their own manual or battery-powered wheelchair up to the boarding gate and/ or the aircraft door (subject to permission granted by the respective airport authority). SpiceJet allows only manual/ collapsible wheelchairs on all its flights. Unfortunately, battery-powered wheelchair(s) with a wet cell battery shall not be accepted since it’s corrosive in nature and is considered to be a Dangerous Good;
  • Passengers travelling with Crutches / Braces / other Prosthetic Devices:

    Passengers are allowed to use their own crutches, braces and/ or other prosthetic devices up to the aircraft, and may board such items as cabin baggage, provided the passengers are dependent on them.

  • Passengers with Visual Impairment:
    • SpiceJet would request passengers with Visual Impairment to check-in early for their flight (approximately 2-3 hours before the flight departure) for a hassle free experience;
    • If assistance is required within the airport, please make your needs identified at the check-in and/ or at the time of booking;
    • SpiceJet will be able to extend a meet and assist service, individual safety briefings, priority boarding, assistance on-board in moving to and from the seat, reading the menu, helping in boarding and/ or de-boarding and also during flight connections;
    • If you use a cane and/ or other assisting device, it may be carried in the aircraft cabin with you, provided it can be stowed in the overhead compartment. The cane should not block any emergency exit or protrude into the aisle;
    • You may ask our cabin crew for assistance in stowing and retrieving your cane in case it is not collapsible or if it cannot be stowed under your seat.

    All such assisting devices will be carried free of charge. For convenience, you may request our Cabin Crew for the assistance required and we will do our best to assist the passengers in the best possible manner.

  • Passengers with Hearing Impairment

    If you require assistance during your flight with us, we encourage you to let us know how we may best assist you at the time of your booking or during check-in.

    We offer the following assistance:

    • Meet and assist service to escort you to and from the aircraft;
    • Priority boarding.

    We do not require advance notification if you wish to bring onboard hearing aid or assistive listening devices. These devices can be used during all phases of the flight.

    If you plan to bring a transmitting device on-board, please advise us at least 48 hours in advance so we can ensure that it is compliant with the safety requirements.

  • Passengers travelling with Spinal Support Equipment (SSE):

    Passengers must bring their own spinal support equipment and should be fully responsible for its installation, usage and removal. Passenger-supplied spinal support equipment will be carried free of charge. If you are planning to travel with Spinal Support Equipment (SSE), we recommend that you please contact us on +91-124-4983410 / +91-124-7101600, at least 7 (seven) working days prior to departure and inform us of your SSE specifications. Our staff will then check to ensure that whether your equipment can be accommodated safely in the aircraft.

  • Passenger travelling with an assistant for medical purposes:

    For safety reasons, SpiceJet may require some differently-abled passengers to travel with a Safety Assistant that can provide them with assistance in comprehending and responding appropriately to safety instructions from the cabin crew and/or assist them to evacuate the aircraft in the event of an emergency. A Safety Assistant is mandatory if the passenger:

    • Is travelling in a stretcher or incubator or requires medical attention during the flight. The Safety Assistant must be capable of attending to their medical needs;
    • Is unable to comprehend or respond properly to safety instructions due to a cognitive or developmental disability;
    • Has severe mobility impairment, due to which the passenger is unable to evacuate on his own in the event of an emergency;
    • Has severe hearing and vision impairment and cannot communicate with our cabin crew.
  • Passengers having Autism or Intellectual Disability:
    • Passengers with Intellectual disabilities or Down syndrome or Autism can book their flights by contacting SpiceJet’s Reservations at +91-124-4983410 / +91-124-7101600;
    • While making the reservation, please advise us about your specific requirements and the best way to approach and assist in travel;
    • Passengers with intellectual disabilities or Down syndrome or Autism may be required to travel with an Accompanying Passenger.
    • The trained attendant shall carry the treating physician’s certificate along with a prescription for a sedative medicine, which may be administered by the attendant, prior to commencement of travel or as may be required en-route.
    • Passengers with psychiatric and/ or emotional disorders shall always travel with a suitable personal care attendant.
  • Passengers travelling with Internal Medical Devices:

    If you are travelling with an internal medical device, such as a pacemaker or a defibrillator, kindly inform us while making the reservation and also at the airport, to the security personnel conducting your screening, before the process begins.

  • Passengers who require a stretcher:
    • To make a booking for a stretcher request, please inform us no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure of the flight.
    • Passengers are required to take a print-out of the SpiceJet’s medical form (MEDIF) available on the website. The treating physician must fill the form prior to the booking and mail this to custrelations@spicejet.com;
    • Based on an assessment by SpiceJet’s internal physician, the passenger will be communicated about the status for their request for stretcher within 24 hours of receiving the duly filled-in MEDIF via e-mail.
    • Please note that SpiceJet reserves the right to have a SpiceJet medical representative meet the passenger at the airport on the date of travel to determine the passenger’s then-current medical fitness to travel on that date.
    • The applicable charge for accommodating request for stretcher in the aircraft shall be the charge for 09 (nine) seats at the prevailing fare plus a Handling Fee for the stretcher is of INR 30,000 (inclusive of service tax and cess).
  • Passenger carrying Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC):
  • Fitness to Fly Guidelines:
    • Click here for download Fitness to Fly Guidelines

Please find below the forms required for various medical conditions:

Type Of Form Medical Condition Download
Fitness Certificate
  • Persons suffering from any disease, which is believed to be actively contagious and communicable.
  • Persons whose medical condition may develop an adverse physical condition which could have an adverse effect during flight and on safety and emergency evacuation procedure
Medical Information Form (MEDIF)
  • Requirement of oxygen inflight
  • Recent major illness
  • Recent surgery or hospitalisation
  • Use of medical equipment inflight
  • Requirement of stretcher
  • Newborns under 7 days
INCAD Form
  • Reduced Mobility – wheel chair users (Old age/ Arthritis/ physical disability – loss of limbs, paralysis/ neuromuscular disorders – multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy)
  • Visually Impaired – vision loss to such extent where it requires additional support.
  • Hearing Disabled – partial or total inability to hear
  • Intellectual/ Learning Disabilities – IQ less than 70; due to mental/ physical impairments, for ex Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy etc
  • Requirement of stretcher
  • Newborns under 7 days

For any assistance for booking and additional information please contact us at +91-124-4983410 / +91-124-7101600