About Us Advisory for International Travel on non-scheduled commercial flights under Vande Bharat Scheme and Air Transport Bubble arrangement

Embassy of India

Advisory for International Travel on non-scheduled commercial flights under Vande Bharat Scheme and Air Transport Bubble arrangement:

Indian nationals desirous of going to India can avail flights under Vande Bharat Mission (Air India) and under Air Bubble transport (Foreign airlines) arrangements from London, Frankfurt, Paris and Netherlands only. Such persons are required to compulsorily register with the respective Indian Embassy from where they intend to board such flights to India. Tickets are to be directly booked from the concerned airlines website.

All OCI and PIO card holders, holding passports of any country, are also permitted to enter India. 

Registration links are as follows:

Registration with Consulate General of India, Frankfurt (both Indian nationals and OCI)

https://repat.videshapps.gov.in/regis

* Please select Departure Country as Germany in the link above.

Registration with HCI London:

Indian nationals may register at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4e0EuAymBzVlouFBB7e0bmJ1S_tvZV7jSL2Nb6l8IC-wHGw/viewform

OCI card holders may register at:
https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/page/travel-of-oci-card-holders-to-india-emergency-visa-registration/

Pre departure registration (both Indian nationals and OCI) after tickets are booked:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJ4YG8EXWELiyajS3lHVSUpOKkCTW2s95ghuUG_9jiy6merg/viewform

Registration with Embassy of India in Paris (both Indian nationals and OCI):

https://www.eoiparis.gov.in/news_detail/?newsid=143 (Registration link at para 3)

Registration with Embassy of India in Hague (both Indian nationals and OCI):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-Sev_hUZhFX3gyd_5kmABGKMLWQkTvgFzNrV9AP7KBM/viewform?gxids=7757&edit_requested=true

Following are the guidelines on International arrivals to India:

i.    All travellers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel or physically after arrival at the respective health counters.

ii.   They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo facility / home quarantine/ self-monitoring of their health for 14 days, or as warranted.

iii.  Only for compelling reasons/ cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) with children of the age of 10 years or below, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days.

iv.   If they wish to seek such exemption under para (iii) above, they shall apply to the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated  on the online portal will be final.

v.   Travellers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal 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 test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India.

vi.   International passengers arriving without an RT-PCR negative certificate and wishing to seek exemption from institutional quarantine may also avail the facility available at the airports to undergo RT-PCR testing (where such provisions exist)

vii. All such passengers opting for exemption from institutional quarantine as in para (v) & (vi) shall undertake self-monitoring of their health and will be exempted from quarantine.

viii. International 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 and 7 days’ home quarantine.

More information at:  Guidelines on International Arrivals