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.

Tickets can be purchased on Air France websites or via your travel agents. 

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

  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.


  • For travel to India, all suspended visas are restored effective 21 October 2020. Except electronic visas (e-visas), tourist visas and medical visas.
  • In compliance with the scope by authorities in India, Indian nationals regardless of their residency status for USA, UK and Canada are not included in the eligibility scope.
  • 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.
  • Passengers arriving from India to destination France are required to undergo a biological examination of virological screening <72 hours before the flight which does not conclude to a COVID-19 contamination.In the absence of test report, passengers will be required to conduct this test upon arrival. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PAX IN TRANSIT VIA PARIS – CDG WITH FINAL DESTINATION OUTSIDE FRANCE.

PROCESS: 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.

  1. Registration with the Embassy of India via 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. Passengers are required to submit  “Undertaking cum Indemnity Bond” upon arrival in India. This form can be downloaded via (to be printed and prefilled). Forms will also be provided on-board upon request.
  3. 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.
  4. Mandatory for all passengers to download the “Aarogya Setu” application on mobile devices.
  5. Passengers arriving to Bengaluru are required to download 2 additional mobile apps:
                a. Quarantine Watch
                b. Apthamitra app

  6. 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. 
    Please note the following process is in addition to the mandatory process as advised above:
    a. All passengers must submit a self-declaration via at least 72 hours prior departure
                b. DESTINATION  DELHI & MUMBAI :
                             i: All passengers would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days. (7 days compulsory hotel at own expense + 7 days home).
                             ii: If the passengers wishes to quarantine for the entire duration at home (14 days) they  can seek EXEMPTION FROM INSTITUTIONAL QUARANTINE by submitting a negative RT-PCR Test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test Report should be uploaded on the above portal for consideration (< 72 hours of journey). The decision taken by the government authorities as communicated via the portal will be final.
                             iii: 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.
                c. DESTINATION BENGALURU :
                             i: Asymptomatic passengers will be sent for home quarantine for a period of 14 days. If home quarantine is not possible, passengers shall be allowed for institutional quarantine. (Government or Private).
                             ii: Individuals travelling as Business/Short term travellers must produce the following documents to seek exemption from quarantine.
                                          1. Negative RT-PCR test report < 96 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.

                d. IN TRANSIT: Passengers in transit via the 3 gateways (DEL, BOM & BLR) would be allowed to travel onwards, when the exemption from institutional quarantine requirement is granted in 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Diplomatic, Official/ Service passport holders are allowed to do 14-days Home Quarantine. Dependent family members of diplomats with ordinary passport will have to undergo mandatory Institutional Quarantine for 7-days plus 7-days Home Quarantine.
  9. Protocol, 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.


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