Quarantine Rules for Domestic Flights in India

As aviation resumes in India, a unique situation has emerged. With no coordination at the central level, each state has decided what is in their best interest and has notified health protocols which will work when you arrive in their state. This provision is enabled under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Guidelines issued on May 24, 2020, and also the Ministry of Civil Aviation SOPs which allowed states to enable their own health protocols. Here is a fully updated Quarantine Rules for Domestic Flights in India list as of 11:00 AM on May 26, 2020. The Guidelines where available are accessible in PDF form on clicking the name of the state.

Andhra Pradesh

All incoming passengers must obtain clearance from the Spandana app before booking tickets and undergo mandatory screening upon arrival. Symptomatic passengers will be sent to institutional quarantine for 7 days and tested again after 7 days. If cleared after 7 days will be released for home quarantine for 7 days.

Asymptomatic passengers from Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan and MP will also be sent to institutional quarantine for 7 days and tested again after 7 days. Persons arriving from an area with fewer incidents will be swab tested and put in home quarantine for 14 days.

Assam

Asymptomatic passengers to undergo 14-day quarantine on arrival, including institutional and home quarantine. All passengers will be tested using the RTPCR test. Some exceptions for quarantine at institutional facilities will be allowed, however, for the duration of the home quarantine, these homes will be declared as containment zones.

Passengers on a day-long visit (without night halt) are excused from this quarantine requirement.

Delhi

Mandatory screening for all incoming passengers. Symptomatic passengers will be taken to the nearest health facility for testing; asymptomatic passengers to undergo 14-day self-monitoring of health. Strict adherence to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Goa

Symptomatic passengers and those with an international travel history to undergo mandatory testing and quarantine. Asymptomatic passengers to submit one of the following on their self-declaration form:

  1. Provide a COVID negative certificate by an ICMR-authorised lab issued within 48 hours prior to the date of travel. Those without this certificate must undergo mandatory testing by paying INR 2000.
  2. Get tested by providing swabs at the test centres by paying INR 2000 and ensuring social distancing until results.
  3. Follow home quarantine for 14 days with stamping. Violation of quarantine shall lead to immediate shifting of the entire family to paid institutionalised quarantine.

Passengers without a residence in Goa should avoid coming, as no hotels or guesthouses are allowed to function for regular hospitality services.

Himachal Pradesh

Passengers coming from a Red Zone will have to mandatorily be shifted to an institutional quarantine for 14 days. These passengers will have to undergo a CoVid19 detection test between Day 6 -10 of quarantine. If results come back negative, they will be released for home quarantine. Passengers coming from Orange/Green Zones will be home quarantined for 14 days.

If the passenger will have a CoVid-19 negative test report within 3 days before flying from an ICMR-approved lab, they will be allowed to go straight to home quarantine and not insisted upon institutional quarantine.

Jammu & Kashmir

All passengers coming to Jammu and Kashmir by domestic flights will be tested for coronavirus using the RTPCR test and kept in quarantine for 14 days (Home Quarantine for negative tested and institutional quarantine for positive tested), according to J&K Government PR Department.

Maharashtra

All passengers arriving in Maharashtra will have to submit a detailed contact manifest with their contact information to the municipal commissioner. Airlines will have to verify the addresses and ensure that they are not coming from containment zones. Passengers will be hand stamped with 14-day home isolation, where they will self-monitor their health. Passengers will also make their arrangements to and from the airport.

Passengers who are arriving for less than a week will be exempt from isolation as long as they can show their return tickets on arrival. These arriving passengers won’t be allowed access to a containment zone, however.

Uttarakhand

All incoming passengers will have to undergo institutional quarantine for a specific time period (not mentioned in their circular). They will be allowed to choose a quarantine centre for themselves on payment basis.

Uttar Pradesh

Register on https://reg.upcovid.in before/on arrival as a group. Home Quarantine for 14 days will be necessary for everyone who intends to stay in Uttar Pradesh. An option to be in Institutional Quarantine will also be offered.

Anyone arriving in the state for less than a week won’t be quarantined if they present a return ticket. These arriving passengers won’t be allowed to go to containment zones of Uttar Pradesh.

Punjab

Punjab government has announced a 14-day home quarantine for those entering the state via a flight.

Tamil Nadu

All incoming passengers to obtain a mandatory TN e-pass by registering on https://tnepass.tnega.org before travel. All incoming passengers to undergo thermal screening; symptomatic passengers to be isolated and taken to the nearest health facility and asymptomatic passengers to undergo a 14-day home quarantine.

Those without a residence in Tamil Nadu to go into paid institutional quarantine.

West Bengal

Passengers will have to fill up a self-declaration form. Those, having mild symptoms, will be asked to go home or institutional isolation. Those with moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to a dedicated facility for CoVid-19 recovery.

This list will be further updated as more guidelines become available. Bookmark it and check back for further updates.


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