The self-declaration form, which to be filled out on the Air Suvidha portal by international passengers arriving in India, was discontinued following a notification released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday.
The Ministry’s decision to discontinue the form filling on the Air Suvidha portal came in the wake of a decline in Covid-19 cases across the country.
A notice issued by the Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday evening read, “In the light of sustained declining Covid-19 trajectory and significant advances being made in Covid-19 vaccination coverage both globally as well as in India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued revised ‘Guidelines for International Arrivals’ dated 21.11.2022 in context of Covid-19 pandemic, which are annexed.”
“In view of the aforementioned MoHFW revised guidelines, the extant guidelines of MoHFW on submission of self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal stand discontinued,” the statement further read.
The notification, however, mentioned a statutory warning that the rule could be reviewed, if needed in view of the Covid-19 situation.
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