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Advisory for India bound Air India/ Air France passengers from Paris

Government of India has announced Air India flights under Vande Bharat Mission as per the schedule below: 

 
2. Some Air France flights arealso operating between France and India under “Air bubble" arrangement agreed between the two countries.
 
3. All passengers availing these flights   from Paris  are required to mandatorily register with Embassy of India, Paris  at  https://forms.gle/ddKHqae5cVrstXbu8 . 
 
4. Tickets may be purchased directlyfrom  the website of   Air India/ Air France. No confirmation is required  from the Embassy of India, Paris  for purchasing the tickets.
 
WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO TRAVEL:

 
5. At this stage, travellers belonging to below mentioned categories would only be allowed to enter India:
 
(i). Indian nationals.
 
(ii). All OCI card and PIO card holders.

(iii) All foreign nationals holding valid India visa except following:
-Tourist visa holders
-Electronic visa holders
-Medical visa (including medical attendants) holders who were issued visa before March 18, 2020.

(The condition of obtaining a visa will not apply to dependent family members of foreign diplomats /officials who are eligible for visa exemption in terms of bilateral visa exemption agreements or visa specific agreements entered into by India with various countries.)

(iv) Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan.
(v). Tibetan migrants who have their residence in India and holding Certificate of Identity issued by the Ministry of External Affairs and Return Visa to enter India (subject to the condition that such Tibetan migrants should have been registered with the FRRO/ FRO concerned.).
 
6. Indian nationals are allowed visa free transit through internationals zone of the CDG Airport, Paris up to 24 hours.
 
QUARANTINE AND COVID TESTING: 

7. Guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with regards  to quarantine and Covid testing may be found at below link:
https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/05112020Guidelinesforinternationalarrivals.pdf
 
8. Covid test facilities at CDG airport, Paris are only available for incoming passengers. Passengers seeking exemption for institutional quarantine should have completed the test before taking the respective flights.

DOMESTIC AIR TRAVEL:

9. International arrival passengers intending to take connecting flights to  other domestic airports as their final destination would be allowed   such onward journey, when exemption  from institutional quarantine requirement is granted in their favour by the State authorities concerned of the first  airport of landing on the basis of a  negative RT-PCR test report, for which test was conducted within 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey.
 
PASSENGERS FROM PARIS TO BENGALURU:
 
10. All travellers shall submit self-declaration form on the Yatri Karnataka online portal (http://www.covidwar.karnataka.gov.in/   or https://parihara.karnataka.gov.in/Service38/) at least 72 hours before the scheduled date of travel.
 
11. All  asymptomatic passengers will be sent to home quarantine for 14 days. If home quarantine is not possible for any reason, alternatively shall be allowed institutional quarantine (Government or Private).
 
12. Business/ Short term travellers:

➢ Business/short term travellers who come with a negative RT-PCR test report shall be exempted from quarantine requirements. Such passengers shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the test report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. The test report should be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport/seaport in Karnataka. To establish that one is a business visitor, person should show the following documents in original:
- Confirmed return flight ticket which should not be more than 7 days later from the date of arrival.
-Documents pertaining to the purpose of visit/ invitation letter Place of stay/ hotel reservation.
-Valid Visa.
 
➢ If the business/short term visitor who is coming for short duration of 48 hours (counted from the arrival time) then he/ she is exempted from COVID-19 test & quarantine. All precautions of wearing mask, using hand sanitizer & respiratory hygiene should be followed.

➢ If the duration of stay in Karnataka is more than 48 hours and less than 7 days then COVID-19 test shall be done (swab shall be drawn immediately on arrival for RAT) and after getting a negative report such a person can complete his engagements and go back.

➢ Business/ short term visitors who come with a negative RT-PCR test report shall be exempted from testing on arrival. This RT-PCR test should have been conducted within 96 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
 
13. International passengers of other states arriving in Karnataka if asymptomatic shall be allowed to go to respective states with advice of home quarantine for 14 days.

14. The cost of COVID-19  test if done, shall be paid by the passengers  themselves  (RAT —Rs:  700 per test and RT-PCR -Rs: 2000 per test) or as per guidelines issued by Government of Karnataka from time to time.

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