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Traveling to India via France - Advisory (09/08/2020)

Posted on: August 09, 2020 | Back | Print

Government of India has announced 18 Air India flights under Vande Bharat Mission as per the schedule below:


2. Some Air France flights are also operating between France and India under the "Air bubble" arrangement agreed between the two countries.

3. All passengers availing these flights from Paris are required to mandatorily register with Embassy of India, Paris at https://forms.gle/ddKHqae5cVrstXbu8 .

4. Tickets may be purchased directly from the website of Air India/ Air France. No confirmation is required from the Embassy of India, Paris for purchasing the tickets. However, for ensuring smooth processing, you are requested to purchase your tickets at least 48 hours prior to the departure of the flight.


5. At this stage, travellers belonging to the below mentioned categories would only be allowed to enter into India:

(i). Indian nationals stranded abroad, wanting to return to India.

(ii). OCI card holders who fall under any of the following categories:

-Minor children who hold OCI cards and whose parents are Indian nationals.

-OCI card holders who wish to come to India on account of family emergencies like critical medical conditions of immediate family members or death.

-Married couples where one spouse is an OCI cardholder and the other is an Indian national.

-Students, who are OCI cardholders where at least either of their parents are an Indian citizen or an OCI cardholders.

(iii). Foreign nationals holding diplomatic, official, UN/ International organisation, Employment and Project category visas.

(iv) Foreign nationals holding visas issued after March 18, 2020.

6. Indian nationals are allowed visa free transit through internationals zone of the CDG Airport, Paris till up to 24 hours.


7. Passengers should submit a self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel date. They should also give an undertaking on the portal that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.

8. 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. If they wish to seek such exemption, 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.

9. Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 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 the 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.

10. Passengers of Air France flights FROM Paris to Bengaluru under the "Air bubble" arrangement need to undergo Rapid antigen test for Covid- 19 and only those who are negative would be allowed to board.

11. Covid test facilities at CDG airport, Paris is only available for incoming passengers. Bengaluru bound Air France passengers and those seeking exemption for institutional quarantine should have completed the test before taking the respective flights.