Travel Restrictions

In the current COVID-19 scenario, Air France is operating flights between India and France under the “bilateral air bubble agreement ”. Flight operations are from the 3 Indian gateways Bengaluru, Delhi & Mumbai in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures  & regulations provided by the competent authorities in India.

Air France operations from India are in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulations provided by the competent authorities in India.

In compliance with the scope by authorities in India, travel is not permitted to UK and Canada on Air France flights.

SCOPE: Europe, South America and Africa

ELIGIBILITY - FLIGHTS FROM INDIA
  1. Indian nationals destined to any country in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa.
  2. All foreign nationals destined for EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa. Their dependants / spouses accompanied or otherwise.
  3. Seamen of any foreign nationality destined for countries in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa.
  4. Seamen holding Indian passport subject to clearance from Ministry of Shipping and destined for countries as mentioned above.

ELIGIBILITY
- FLIGHTS TO INDIA
  1. Indian nationals permitted to travel from any country in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa.
  2. All OCI cardholders (Overseas Citizen of India) / POI cardholders (Person of Indian Origin) travelling from any country in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa.
  3. All foreign nationals from any country in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa and their dependants / spouses accompanied or otherwise. Relevant category of dependent visa is required. Travel not permtted based on tourist visa.
  4. Seamen of all nationalities from EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa.

TRAVEL TO METROPOLITAN FRANCE FROM OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN SPACE

Effective 18th January 2021, mandatory for all passengers seeking to travel to Metropolitan France from India, regardless of their nationality, to produce:



SCOPE: USA

The recent “bilateral air bubble” agreement between India and The United States of America, permits partner Delta Air Lines to codeshare with Air France and fly passengers between India and USA via France.
For bookings visit www.delta.com
Passengers are personally responsible to ascertain eligibility based on the ENTRY requirements applicable at destination.


PLEASE NOTE:

 
  • For travel to India, all suspended visas are restored effective 21 October 2020. Except electronic visas (e-visas), tourist visas and medical visas.
  • Passengers are personally responsible to ascertain eligibility based on entry requirements applicable at destination, health certification requirements and latest valid visa regulations.
  • For travel ex India, recommended to report at the airport, at least 4 hours prior departure.


PROCESS: FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING TO INDIA

It is MANDATORY for passengers to adhere to the below regulations from Government of India. Non-compliance would lead to denied boarding.
Non-compliance would lead to denied boarding.


  1. Registration with the Embassy of India via https://forms.gle/ddKHqae5cVrstXbu8 as per Government of India norms.
                a. Passengers must register before purchasing tickets.
                b. This portal is global in nature and passengers can register from any place in the world.
                c. Passengers must have a copy of the registration confirmation at boarding in Paris - CDG.
  2. Bookings should be updated with valid email id for passengers. This is imperative to keep them updated of mandatory and important updates. Kindly refrain from using travel agency email ids.
  3. Mandatory for all passengers to download the “Aarogya Setu” application on mobile devices.
  4. Passengers arriving to Bengaluru are required to download 2 additional mobile apps:
                a. Quarantine Watch
                b. Apthamitra app
  5. The Ministry of Civil Aviation India has issued new guidelines related to quarantine processes. This is applicable for passengers arriving to India with effect from 8th August 2020.
Please note the following process is MANDATORY.

All passengers must submit a self-declaration via https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration at least 72 hours prior departure.


QUARANTINE AND SELF MONITORING REGULATIONS

i. It is mandatory for passengers arriving in India to submit a negative RT-PCR test report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/covid-19-exemption-international-passenger for consideration. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. The decision taken by the government authorities as communicated via the portal will be final. Passengers are advised to carry a copy of the report to be produced on arrival if needed.

ii. International passengers arriving without an RT-PCR negative certificate will be required to mandatorily undergo RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at port of entry. This test will be at the passengers own expense.

DELHI:

- Passengers may seek exemption from institutional quarantine (7days) by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on above portal for consideration by authorities.

- If exemption approved, basis negative RT-PCR report, passengers will undergo mandatory home quarantine for 14 days.

- The health authorities could waive quarantine basis negative RT-PCR report and mandate 14 days of self-monitoring. The decision taken by the authorities will be final.

- Passengers arriving without RT-PCR negative certificate and not opting for RT PCR test at airport (if facility is available) / arriving at an airport where testing facility is not available will have to undergo mandatory 7 days’ institutional quarantine at own expense and 7 days’ home quarantine.

- For Information on testing facility at Delhi airport: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19 andhttps://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19-rtpcr-test-appointment-booking

- In case institutional quarantine is required, passengers are recommended to pre-book hotels before departure. Strongly recommended to passengers to confirm & book directly with the hotel if empanelled by State Governments for COVID-19 quarantine.

MUMBAI:

In compliance with the recent SOPs by Government of Maharashtra. Following are the additional requirements for passengers with final destination in Maharashtra.

- All passengers will be screened for presence of symptoms upon arrival and if found symptomatic shall be required to undergo RT-PCR sample testing with all the necessary precautions. Symptomatic passengers shall be sent to an identified hospital in the city. They will be admitted and treated accordingly.
- All other passengers shall undergo 7 / 14 days (subject to decision by authorities) of mandatory paid Institutional Quarantine at arrival city, at their own expense.
- For Information on testing facility at Mumbai airport : https://csmia.aero/traveller.aspx

BENGALURU :


i. All asymptomatic passengers would undergo mandatory home quarantine for 14 days.

ii. Basis negative RT-PCR report, the health authorities could waive the quarantine and mandate 14 days of self-monitoring. The decision taken by the authorities will be final.

iii. RT-PCR Testing facility is launched introduced at Bengaluru International Airport. For information visit: https://testing-lab.com/covid19-testing-center.

iv. Individuals travelling as Business/Short term travellers must produce the following documents to seek exemption from quarantine.

1. Negative RT-PCR test report within 72 hours of undertaking journey.
2. Confirmed return flight ticket, which should not be more than 7 days later from the date of arrival.
3. Documents pertaining to the purpose of visit/ invitation letter.
4. Place of stay/hotel reservation.
5. Valid visa.

For detailed information visit: https://www.bengaluruairport.com/travellers/passenger-services/faqs-at-blr.html and https://testing-lab.com/covid19-testing-center

IN TRANSIT: 

- Passengers arriving in Mumbai and travelling onwards within Maharashtra would have to undergo quarantine in Mumbai.
- Passengers arriving in Mumbai and connecting out of Maharashtra would be allowed to proceed if holding an RT-PCR test report conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking journey or alternately after undergoing RT-PCR test in Mumbai and based on regulations applicable at destination.
- Passengers arriving in Bengaluru and Delhi would be allowed to travel onwards, when the exemption from institutional quarantine requirement is granted in favour by the State authorities concerned on the basis of a negative RT-PCR test report, for which test was conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey and based on regulations applicable at destination. 

Passengers transiting the 3 gateways may arrange an e-pass via the State Government to quarantine at their point of final destination. Passengers are personally responsible to reconfirm the regulations & arrange e-pass via the State Government / GOI websites. In absence of required documents, the procedure as applicable by the authorities will be final and binding.

Protocol, exemptions, health measures & quarantine regulations related to COVID-19 implemented in India and as applicable at Destination State /Union Territories Government are to be adhered.

In addition to above, all passengers are personally responsible to arrange and be in possession of the required health and travel documentation such as passport, visas, health certifications any relevant documents for ENTRY into India and confirmation of Embassy registration.

The above regulations are subject to updates.
 
FORMS FOR DEPARTURE FROM INDIA


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