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 and health measures. This is applicable for passengers arriving to India with immediate effect.

All Passengers arriving to India are required to ensure mandatory compliance with the below.

  1. 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.
  2. All passengers must submit a self-declaration via https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration at least 72 hours prior departure.
  3. Arrival in India without negative RT-PCR test report shall be allowed only for those traveling due exigency of death in the family
  4. If passengers wish to seek such exemption, they shall apply to the online portal (newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.
  5. Passengers are required to give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, before undertaking the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home quarantine/ self-monitoring / hotel quarantine as applicable or as warranted.

In view of the new variant of SARS-COV-2 virus, The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India has issued additional guidelines and health measures as below. Passengers are required to ensure strict compliance with the same in addition to the requirements stated above.

Please take note of the additional requirements for Maharashtra.

1. EUROPE

  • All passengers  with journey originating /transiting on flights from Europe will be required to declare their travel history (of past 14 days) prior commencement of journey, via the Self-Declaration Form on the line Air Suvidha portal (www.newdelhiairport.in)
  • Mandatory for these passengers to undergo a self-paid confirmatory molecular test on arrival at the Indian airports concerned (port of entry). 
  • If the test report is negative, they will be advised to self-monitor their health for 14 days.
  • If the test report is positive, they will undergo treatment as per standard health protocol.

2. Additional requirements for passengers travelling to Mumbai

i) For passengers having their final destination in Maharashtra, Please go through the detailed guidelines at https://csmia.aero/covid-faqs.aspx
ii) Guidelines for passengers arriving/transiting via Europe:
  • All passengers  will be subjected to mandatory institutional (hotel) quarantine at their own cost for 07 days. On day 7, the passengers will be subjected to a self-paid RT-PCR test.
  • If the passengers are found positive/symptomatic on arrival or on day 7, they will be shifted to designated isolation facilities/ hospitals as per the local government’s directives.
  • If passengers are found negative on day 7, they will be discharged from institutional quarantine and sent for mandatory home quarantine of 07 days.
  • The Government of Maharashtra has updated exemption categories for institutional quarantine for passengers arriving/transiting Europe. Refer link for details: https://bit.ly/3lBKjhQ
  • Passengers who have completed both COVID-19 vaccination dosage (on production of both vaccination certificates and also a self-declaration in prescribed format https://csmia.aero/pdf/covid-19/Self_Declaration.pdf ) may be considered exemption  from Institutional quarantine, subject to providing the required documents. The decision taken by the authorities in will be final.
Refer link https://bit.ly/3lBKjhQ

Information and guidelines are updated frequently by government authorities. Passengers are personally responsible to ascertain eligibility based on latest requirements.

3. BRAZIL & SOUTH AFRICA

  • All passengers with journey originating on flights  from above countries to undergo self-paid mandatory RT-PCR testing upon arrival in India (port of entry). This requirement is in addition to the negative RT-PCR certificate done before commencing journey  to India
  • Passengers will not be allowed to leave the airport or take onward connecting flights until test reports received. Keeping in mind the testing timelines & requirements, passengers with connecting flights to keep a transit time of 6-8 hours and book onward flights accordingly.
  • Passengers with negative RT-PCR test report shall be allowed to take their connecting flights and would be advised quarantine at home for 7 days and regularly followed up by the concerned State/District IDSP. As per protocols, these travellers shall be tested again after 7 days. Quarantine/ Self-Monitoring regulations will apply accordingly.
  • In case any passenger tests positive – the protocol as per Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will apply.


4. International Travellers (short stay less than 14 days)

  • Regulations as above to apply.

The above requirements change frequently, all passengers are requested to visit the below websites for more information visit:

  • Bengaluru: 
https://www.bengaluruairport.com/travellers/passenger-services/faqs-at-blr.html
  • Delhi:
https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19
  • Mumbai:
https://csmia.aero/traveller.aspx

Passengers are personally responsible to comply with regulations. Protocol, exemptions, heath measures & quarantine regulations related to COVID-19 implemented in India and as applicable at Destination State / Union Territories Government 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. 

For departures ex India, passengers are required to check the ENTRY requirements at destination country.

The regulations stated here are subject to updates.


FORMS FOR DEPARTURES FROM INDIA
Passengers travelling to Metropolitan France are required to provide additional documents such as  travel certificates and statements.
This is a mandatory requirement.
Information and forms are available on https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel#from6



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