Visa advisory and online self-reporting form for Coronavirus for travellers to India


Are you searching for the online self-reporting form for coronavirus for travellers coming from abroad to India? This article provides the online link to download the coronavirus self-reporting proforma for travellers going to India. The latest travel advisory on visas/e-visas issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the health advisory for those landing in India is also provided.

At the outset, it is requested to all travellers, whether Indian nationals or foreign nationals, to please cooperate in following the guidelines and advisories issued by the crew on flights and by the officials at the airport where you land in India. Do not avoid health screenings and create a ruckus. Be patient if there are queues. Be responsible, not stubborn and argumentative. We have to get together in solidarity to fight this pandemic of coronavirus.

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has issued a strict advisory for everyone who comes to India arriving from any of the COVID-19-countries that they must fill up a self-reporting form (the link to the form is provided later in this article. The information that is required in the form is to ensure that the traveller's health is safeguarded and can be monitored if required, as also those of anyone with whom he/she has been travelling with. in case there are later symptoms of coronavirus.



Health travel advisory for travelling to India

In case during the flight to India from a coronavirus-affected country you feel unwell, immediately inform the crew and take a mask from them. Cooperate with the crew in following their directions and immediately on disembarking at the airport in India, cooperate with the airport health and immigration officials.

If you come to India from a coronavirus-affected county (as of today the Govt. advisory mentions China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany) then you must remain at home in isolation for at least 14 days from the date of arrival in India. You must restrict your outdoor activities and avoid going for functions, celebratory gatherings and general crowds. If during this time of isolation the symptoms of coronavirus occurs, namely fever and dry cough with breathlessness, you must immediately call the national helpline number of the Health Advisory Call Center (HACC) at 104 or +91-11-23978046 (this is a 24-hour helpline number). The operator will give you guidance on whom you need to contact further. Stay in isolation in a separate room and wear a mask till you are checked by a health official.

State Governments have also been directed to set up control room numbers for citizens to answer queries and get medical assistance. Here's a comprehensive Statewise list of COVID-19 helpline.

Visa travel advisory to India

Visa restrictions have been enforced, wherein already-granted visas to Indian nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan on or before 3rd March 2020 and those granted to foreign nationals who have travelled to Peoples Republic of China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan on or before 1st February 2020 stands cancelled. In case you must travel to India for a valid reason, you should approach the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

Further, as on 10th March 2020, those arriving from or those who have visited Italy or the Republic of Korea must have a certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from an authorized designated lab of those countries.

Note: The above restrictions do not apply to Diplomats, officials of the United Nations and other international organizations, OCI-cardholders (Overseas Citizen Of India card holders) and crew of airline carriers from the afore-mentioned countries. However, it is mandatory for them their health screening is compulsory.



Self-reporting proforma

The details required in the self-reporting form includes the (a) travel history; and (b) personal information. The travel history will give information on the originating place of travel (where the traveller came from), the date of arrival in India and the final destination. You also need to mention the Flight Number and Seat number, as well as the Passport number. The details of personal information are to provide the contact details in India. This includes the address, contact phone numbers (landline if any and mobile number) and email ID.

The other part of the form requires you to mention which cities you visited during the previous 14 days. Note that the form mentions China only, as this was where the coronavirus first started, so if you have come from any other country also, mention that and the cities over there that you visited. Then indicate Yes/No if you are having any of the symptoms of COVID-19.



As per the direction issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), all international airlines must provide the self-reporting form to passengers on the flight itself. Passengers can fill-up the form during the flight to save time on landing and make the task of health and immigration officials easier to segregate them. It is also mandatory to go through the Universal Health Screening at the point of entry. The form is available online here: Self-reporting form for coronavirus.

Useful links

  • For information on Coronavirus and updates on it, refer to the website of National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD): https://ncdc.gov.in/index4.php?lang=1&level=0&linkid=127&lid=432.

  • Transferring a coronavirus-affected patient in an ambulance: https://ncdc.gov.in/WriteReadData/l892s/66149969001580629188.pdf.

  • Here's a list of State Nodal centres of labs: https://ncdc.gov.in/WriteReadData/l892s/6711493411580812298.pdf.

  • Information about coronavirus and guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.

Remember: do not panic and stop spreading mysths and rumours. Be a responsible, supportive individual.


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