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Self Declaration Form On Air Suvidha No Longer Needed For India Travel, But Back for 6 Countries

Posted on Jun 8th, 2022 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated Dec 30th, 2022, 337 comments

Traveling to India? Self Declaration Form on the ‘Air Suvidha’ portal is now no longer needed for international travel to India. This official statement was released by the Union Health Ministry on Monday i.e. 21 November 2022. This end to the requirement of filling the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal came into effect today i.e. 22 November 2022.  

However, as per the latest guidelines for international travel to India (given on 21 Dec 2022 and effective 24 Dec 2022), the Air Suvidha form is now back from 1 Jan 2023 for 6 countries namely Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and China.

Why Did India End The Air Suvidha Form Requirement?

Indian government ended the Air Suvidha form requirement to offer relief to passengers traveling internationally to India. Since the form was nothing but a hassle with its “edit” and “track” options causing issues every now and then, the Union Ministry decided to put an end to the root cause i.e. the filling up of the Self Declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal.

Ministry’s Statement | Official Announcement

The announcement from the Civil Aviation ministry was as follows –

In the light of sustained declining COVID-19 trajectory and significant advances being made in COVID-19 vaccination coverage both globally as well as in India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued revised ‘Guidelines for International Arrivals’.

Revised Guidelines for International Arrivals in India

One of the major guidelines says, “All travelers should preferably be fully vaccinated as per the approved primary schedule of vaccination against Covid-19 in their country.” The word “preferably” is to be focused on. So even if you aren’t fully vaccinated, you can now travel to India without having to pay any penalties. This would indeed be a sigh of relief for many! For more details on revised guidelines, check here.

Why Has Air Suvidha Come Back?

“The health ministry is examining reintroduction of mandatory ‘air suvidha’ forms for international arrivals with details of RT-PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to travel or complete vaccination proof for passengers coming from China and other countries reporting the high number of Covid cases.”

Official Source

Air Suvidha | What Was It?

Air Suvidha was an online contactless solution by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Delhi Airport on behalf of the Ministry of Health and FW (MOHFW India) for all international passengers coming to India. It was a Self Declaration Portal for International arriving passengers. Launched in August 2020, it promoted contactless self-declaration to ease the process for international travelers arriving in India. 

Whether you were flying to Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, or Kolkata, you had to fill the same Air Suvidha form available on the Delhi IGI Airport website. It was a one-stop solution for all international passengers arriving in India, irrespective of their entry airport and final destination in India. 

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Air Suvidha Exemption Form

The Air Suvidha exemption form was discontinued way back. However, now, even the Air Suvidha form has been discontinued.

Disclaimer – Any information below this point is OUTDATED and kept only for curious passengers.  

History of the Air Suvidha Form

Want to know how this form was filled just for fun or curiosity’s sake? Here’s how.

No Uploading Of Either RT-PCR or Vaccination Certificate

The Indian government has eliminated the uploading of either RT-PCR or vaccination certificates on the Air Suvidha form. This comes as a relief because the portal remained down on a regular basis and uploading forms on the same was a pain.

However, please note that filling out the Air Suvidha form is still mandatory for foreign arrivals in India. Also, you will have to carry –

  • RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours of your departure (if not vaccinated) OR
  • Certificate of completing *full primary vaccination schedule

These will be checked and verified by the officials at the airport itself.

How To Fill Air Suvidha Self-Declaration Form 

Post the new set of guidelines that were released on 10 February 2022 (effective from 14 February 2022), the mandatory RT-PCR conducted 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure is no longer required if the travelers can show their full Vaccination Certificate. Kids below 5 years of age, however, are exempted to undergo RT-PCR tests even if they are not fully vaccinated.

Please note that passengers from only 133 countries are allowed to show their primary vaccination schedule completion certificate. Passengers from other countries will have to show the RT-PCR test. You can check the entire list here.

Now that we know this, here’s how to fill out the Air Suvidha form-

Open Air Suvidha Portal.

Fill in the following details –

  • Full Name (as per your passport)
  • Flight Number (Arriving in India) Ex: AZ123 / AZ1234
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Arrival (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Country of Departure (Origin)
  • Date of Final Dose of Vaccination (If you’re fully vaccinated)
  • Date of RT-PCR Test Taken (Not to be filled if you’re fully vaccinated)
  • First Airport of Entry State/Union Territories
  • Mobile Number (+91) – (It is mandatory to provide a valid and working phone number in India. The passengers will be liable for a punishable offense under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Disaster management Act if this information is found to be incorrect. If you do not have a personal number, you can share a relative’s number as well.)
  • Email ID
  • No. Of passengers traveling

Fill Final Destination Information

  • Address
  • State/Union Territories
  • District/City
  • Pincode

How To Track Your Air Suvidha Self-Declaration Form 

If you’ve already filled the Air Suvidha self-reporting form and want to know the self-declaration status, you will have to fill your –

  • Request Number (SRxxxxxxxx)
  • Passport Number
  • Email Id

On submitting these details, you will easily be able to track your Air Suvidha self-declaration status. 

How To Edit Your Air Suvidha Self-Declaration Form 

If you want to modify your self-reporting application form online, you will have to enter the following details –

  • Registration Number 
  • Passport Number
  • Email Id

On submitting these details, you will easily be able to edit your Air Suvidha self-declaration form. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a time period between which I have to fill my self-reporting form?

Ans: No. The Air Suvidha self-reporting form can be filled in at any time before boarding. 

Q: What happens after I submit the self-reporting form?

Ans: On submission, the mandatory self-reporting application will be forwarded to the Airport Health Organization (APHO) under the Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Passengers can then refer to their email inbox for the updated application document. Passengers should show this document on arrival in India at the APHO counter and proceed for immigration.

Q: Who needs to complete the Self Declaration Form for India?

Ans: All passengers traveling to India must have a completed Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form.

Q: Can parents or legal guardians complete the self-declaration form on somebody’s behalf?

Ans: Yes, parents or legal guardians may complete the Indian Self Declaration Form on behalf of any children who are too young to fill one in themselves.

Q: Where can I find the self-declaration form in India?

Ans: The Self-Declaration Form for India travelers is only found online and must be filled in and submitted electronically. If one doesn’t fill the form, their boarding will be restricted.

Q: What if I lose the vaccination handwritten card?
Ans: You can download the soft copy certificate from the state portal for the Air Suvidha form.

Q: Is there an Air Suvidha app?
Ans: No, there’s no Air Suvidha app. 

Q: Is there a particular syntax while filling the flight number in the form?
Ans: While filling up the self-declaration form, flight number should be entered without any spaces. Eg. JA039 for flight number JA039

We hope you found this blog helpful!

And if you’re looking for flights to India, we are here to help you out. MyTicketsToIndia has been offering India flights along with all the necessary travel restrictions/quarantine information for hassle-free flight journeys. This includes any doubts you may have about the Air Suvidha portal.

MyTicketsToIndia has also taken an initiative to keep the Indians in America updated about the ongoings in their homeland – India through its sister portal – IndianVibes! Do check it out to stay abreast with the latest happenings with us. 

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  1. Anju says:

    Im traveling from Malaysia to India
    Do i need to fill up air suvida form?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Anju ji,

      No, there is no need to fill up the Air Suvidha form for traveling from Malaysia to India. As per the latest government advisory, the negative RT-PCR Test and self-declaration form are required to be filled by passengers arriving from high-risk countries only and Malaysia doesn’t come under the list of high-risk countries. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  2. Kalpana says:

    I am traveling from San Francisco to Kolkata via Singapore. i am stopping over in Singapore for 1day (20 hours). I have separate bookings for US TO. SINGAPORE and SINGAPORE to Kolkata. What should i fill up in the Country of Departure on the Air Suvidha form ?

  3. Travel says:

    Traveling from Australia to Bangalore on Jan 5h 2023. Have a transit and lay over at Singapore airport. Do i need to fill the air suvidha form and do i need to take a rt- PCR test

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Charu ji,

      Yes, people transiting through high-risk countries also have to get the RT-PCR test done along with filling out the Air Suvidha form. Hope this helps.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  4. Subba Rao says:

    Hi Heena, I am traveling to Hyderabad from Sydney(Australia) transit at Singapore (1 hour) . It is a Single booking. Do I need to fill Air Suvidha and get a Negative covid PCR??

  5. Sudhakar says:

    I’m traveling from Singapore to Trichy
    I am fully vaccinated. And do I need to do RTPCR test before I travel? I am fully vaccinated. And I need to do an RTPCR test. Before travel, Can you please guide me on this?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Sudhakar ji,

      No, you won’t need the RT-PCR test before India arrival. RT-PCR has been mandated for travelers coming from 5 countries for now – China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. So you can travel without any apprehensions.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

      1. Subba Rao says:

        I think Singapore is added to the list. I got a mail from Singapore airlines if you are travelling from Jan 1

        1. Heena Ganotra says:

          Hello Subba ji,

          Indeed. The guidelines are being released, revised, and re-released like hotcakes. We are trying to stay and keep travelers updated as much as we can. Thank you so much for this though. We appreciate your promptness.

          Warm Regards,
          Team MyTicketsToIndia

  6. Flyer says:

    I am flying from the U.S. to India with a connection in Japan. (My bags will be checked straight through. The incoming flight lands on one evening and the outgoing flight leaves next morning.) Will I be considered as coming from the U.S. or Japan?

  7. Bijaya says:

    I am travelling from Nepal. Whats things should be done for me to arrvive bangalore.?

  8. Prof. Suraj Parkash says:

    Hi my wife and two son planning to come back to India from Japan January 1st 2023 . What they need?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Prof. Suraj,

      They will need to produce a negative RT-PCR test result on arrival. While the guidelines say that passengers from Japan also need to fill in the Air Suvidha form but it hasn’t made its way to the website where it currently was as yet. However, we’ll let you know if it does.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

      1. Mukesh says:

        hey am coming india in 31st from dubai is there any problem i face in the new delhi airport , i complete have two covisheild vaccine dose, please tell me what things be i need

  9. Pratik Raval says:

    I am travelling from China to Mumbai on 1st Jan.2022. Do I need to fill Air Suvidha form? And do I need to do RTPCR test before I travel? I am fully vaccinated. Can you please guide me on this?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Pratik,

      The government still hasn’t restarted the Air Suvidha form-filling facility. So even though the guidelines say that people coming from these 5 countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand) need to fill in the Air Suvidha form, one really can’t which is super strange. Maybe they are in the middle of doing it. We’ll keep this space updated.

      About the RT-PCR test, you will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test on arrival indeed. Hope this helps!

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  10. Richard Edwards says:

    I am travelling to Bangalore on Jan. 9th of Jan 2023. Is there a requirement to get manditory Covid testing is done upon arrival. Or any other requirement that I should be aware of.

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Richard,

      It depends on where you are coming from. Would you mind sharing that?

      Insight: As of today (Dec 27, 2022), a negative RT-PCR test report is only mandatory for travelers coming from 5 countries – China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand.

      Others neither need to show a negative RT-PCR report on arrival nor do they have to mandatorily undergo COVID testing on arrival. However, 2% of passengers from each flight will be asked (on a random basis) to get tested. Even in that case, your sample will be collected and you will be free to go to your destination. Your plans won’t have to change. If your sample comes out to be positive, the authorities will contact you and ask you to quarantine. Hope this helps.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

      1. Richard Edwards says:

        Thanks Heena for the prompt response. My wife an I are from Canada and will be travelling to Bangalore, India.

  11. Sharwan Ghuman says:

    Sir/Mdm, I am traveling to India from Los Angeles on January 8, arrivinf Delhi on January 20. Do I need covid test before departure and also do I need to fill up Air Suvida form.

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Sharwan ji,

      As per the latest guidelines released, you will neither need to undergo the COVID test nor fill up the Air Suvidha form (currently discontinued). However, please stay tuned to this space since the guidelines are changing quickly and travelers might need to fill in a few things.

      But as of today (27 Dec 2022), you don’t have to worry about anything.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  12. siva says:

    Hi Team,
    My wife is travelling from USA to HYD on 26th Dec,2022.
    Whether we need to fill Air Suvidha form or PCR test required ?
    She is fully vaccinated and have vaccine certificate.

    Thanks,
    Siva

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Siva ji,

      Your wife wouldn’t need to fill out the Air Suvidha form as it has been discontinued. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Heena Ganotra

  13. Kshitij B Upadhyay says:

    Hi

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Kshitij ji,

      How can we help you?

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  14. Sirisha says:

    Can 7 year old without covid vaccination travel to India. Is PCR test required.

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Sirisha ji,

      Absolutely. The restrictions have been waived off. The PCR test is no longer required. One only has to self-monitor health hereon.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  15. rupinder says:

    Hello my dear , so no need to fill air suvidha forms any more ? Also my 9 year old is not vaccinated. Does he still need to carry negative pcr test. Thank you so much traveling on Dec 14

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Rupinder ji,

      The filling of Air Suvidha Form has now been waived off. In fact, neither vaccination nor pre-departure RT-PCR testing is mandatory for India-bound travelers. Even if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, one can easily travel to India.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  16. Tarun Sehgal says:

    Am Going Dubai To Amritsar Airport After 5 Years I Online Booking My Ticket So Can I Need Air Suvidha Form?? Please Tell Me Tomorrow Morning My Flight 🙏 please Reply Me Fast

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Tarun,

      No, you will not have to fill the Air Suvidha form. The form has been officially dismissed.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  17. Premkumar Arasarkadavil Ignatious says:

    For travel from saudi arabia to cochin international air port on 16 th December 2022.do i need to fill air suvidha form? I vaccinated second dose from india and first booster dose from saudi.need any vaccine documents arrive to india?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Premkumar ji,

      The Air Suvidha form has been dismissed. You will neither have to fill the form nor will you have to carry any documents. All the restrictions for India international travel have been duly lifted.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  18. HJ says:

    For travel from UK to Delhi on 28-Nov:

    1. Do vaccinated travellers need to carry vaccination report?
    2. Do non-vaccinated travellers need negative RT-PCR report before travelling?

    Thanks

  19. Pras Durafe says:

    Do I need to fill Air Suvidha form?
    I am travelling on 25th November from London to Mumbai. Thanks

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Pras,

      The Air Suvidha form is no longer required for India International travel. Hence, you won’t need to fill the same. This revised guideline was issued on 21 November 2022 by the Union Health Ministry and came into effect on 22 November 2022. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  20. Srinivas says:

    I and my wife are travelling to India from usa on Nov 27, 2022.Are we to carry the hard copies of airsuvidha if so how many copies. In addition are we provide the seat number details in a seperate form as the seats get allotted at the airport check in. We are fully vaccinated including omicron booster which date i have to fill omicron booster date or the previous vaccinated date.

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Srinivas ji,

      The Air Suvidha form is no longer required for India International travel. Hence, you won’t need to fill the same. This revised guideline was issued on 21 November 2022 by the Union Health Ministry and came into effect on 22 November 2022. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  21. Shraddha says:

    My son is 5years old, he had his first vaccination but he don’t have vaccination certificate.so can we fill air suvidha form without vaccination certificate?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Shraddha ji,

      The Air Suvidha form is no longer required for India International travel. Hence, you won’t need to fill the same. This revised guideline was issued on 21 November 2022 by the Union Health Ministry and came into effect on 22 November 2022. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  22. Raj says:

    I am traveling to Bangalore (and to my home town fro there) via Dubai and i have completed the air suvidha form and down loaded the soft copy and printed few copies. 1. Do i have to upload my vaccination report which i had completed few month back. 2. Do i have to take PCR test 72 hours before my departure.

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Raj ji,

      The Air Suvidha form is no longer required for India International travel. Hence, you won’t need to show the same. This revised guideline was issued on 21 November 2022 by the Union Health Ministry and came into effect on 22 November 2022.

      And no, you wouldn’t have to take the RT-PCR test. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  23. Faisal rehman says:

    Can i fill this form 3 or 4 days before flight

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Faizal ji,

      The Air Suvidha form is no longer required for India International travel. Hence, you won’t need to fill the same. This revised guideline was issued on 21 November 2022 by the Union Health Ministry and came into effect on 22 November 2022. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  24. Kalpana says:

    Hi Heena
    We are traveling to India this November. My daughter is 26years, does she fill out a separate air suvidha form. Thank you

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Kalpana ji,

      Your daughter won’t have to fill out a separate Air Suvidha Form. Towards the end, against the question – How many passengers are traveling with you on the same flight and to the same final destination? – choose the number and that’s where you can fill in all the details. Hope this helps. We wish you a safe journey ahead. 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  25. Dish says:

    My daughter is 10 year old and she has not taken any vaccination. Does she need to take PCR test to go to India?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Disha ji,

      Unvaccinated passengers above the age of 5 need to undergo the RT-PCR test to travel internationally to India indeed. Consequently, your daughter will have to take the test too. Hope this helps. Here’s wishing you a seamless journey ahead. 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

  26. Prakash says:

    Hi

    I am travelling from Malaysia coming Dec 2022.
    So I need to fill up air suvidha form?

    I also travelling with kid 6 years old, she haven’t take any vaccination. She need to take pcr test ?

    Please advise

    Regards

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Prakash ji,

      Yes, filling out the Air Suvidha Form is mandatory. Also, since your kid is 6 years old and isn’t vaccinated, she/he/they would have to undergo the RT-PCR test. Hope this helps. Should you have any more queries, please feel free to ask. We are right here to help! 🙂

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia