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Global epidemic slows and stabilizes, India cancels passenger health declaration requirements
As the global COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) epidemic has slowed down significantly, the Indian government has canceled the requirement for international tourists to self-declare their health status on the AirSuvidha website before visiting India from the 22nd. The picture shows the entry gate of the capital Delhi Airport. (Photo: Central News Agency)

As the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) epidemic has significantly slowed down, the Indian government has recently canceled the requirement for international passengers to self-declare their health status on the Air Suvidha website before their arrival to encourage international travelers to return.

According to the notice issued by the Indian Ministry of Health and the Civil Aviation Authority on the 21st, the COVID-19 epidemic in India and most parts of the world has significantly slowed down, and the vaccination rate has become quite popular. The Indian government canceled the online declaration of health status for international passengers on the 22nd. status regulations.

Previously, international travelers who wanted to visit India had to fill in their travel history within two weeks on the Air Suvidha website, show signs of illness, and upload a complete vaccination certificate or a negative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test certificate.

However, the latest announcement stated that international passengers should complete the complete vaccination according to the regulations of their respective countries. Therefore, the travel industry recommends that passengers should carry a certificate of at least two complete vaccinations with them in case of emergency.

At present, the Indian Ministry of Health recognizes vaccination certificates from 145 countries or regions around the world, including Taiwan; passengers from countries or regions not on the list must present a negative RT-PCR test report.

On the other hand, the circular stated that passengers should wear masks and maintain an appropriate social distance when boarding, flying, and customs clearance, and they will pass through the temperature detection gate upon arrival; those who show signs of infection during travel will be quarantined for testing, and if infected, they will be sent to designated hospitals receive treatment.

International passengers still need to self-monitor their health status after entering the country. If they feel unwell, they should call 1075 or go to a nearby hospital for help.

According to data from the Indian Ministry of Health, as of the 23rd, public and private hospitals in India have injected a total of 2.1098 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses. In the past 24 hours, India has reported only 360 new infections and 5 deaths across the country.

The Indian government no longer requires people to wear masks when they go out, and they no longer need to take their body temperature when entering and leaving public places.

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