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While you may not be able to zip in and out of international airports for a while, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport recently announced a new set of guidelines for its passengers travelling on Vande Bharat Mission flights and special international flights operating under India’s air bubble arrangements with other countries. Here’s what international passengers will need to note while flying into the former garden city.
Arrival guidelines international passengers at Bengaluru airport
– Upon arrival, international passengers will undergo thermal screening and a pulse oximeter test.
– Symptomatic passengers will be segregated and sent to a dedicated COVID health centre for testing.
– Passengers will have to go into home isolation or get admitted at a COVID hospital, based on the test results.
Arrival guidelines for asymptomatic international passengers at Bengaluru airport
– Mandatory home quarantine for 14 days
– If home quarantine is not possible, passengers will have to opt for institutional quarantine.
– Violators will be prosecuted if they do not follow home quarantine, a Government of Karnataka circular says.
Arrival guidelines for international/business short-term travellers
Documents required at Bengaluru airport
– Confirmed return ticket for not more than seven days from the date of arrival
– Purpose of visit/invitation letter
– Place of stay/hotel reservation
– Valid visa
– No test or quarantine required for short visits of 48 hours from arrival
If the duration of stay is more than 48 hours and less than 7 days:
–COVID-19 test on arrival; upon testing negative, proceed for personal/work engagements
– Passengers with negative RT-PCR report, conducted within 96 hours of the journey, are exempt from testing on arrival.
For specific queries, contact the airport authorities at 080-22012001.