India releases new SOPs for international travel
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for worldwide travel on non-planned
business trips under the Air Transport Bubble course of action and the Vande Bharat Scheme. According to the convention,
anybody wishing to head out to India will initially need to enroll themselves with the Indian missions in the nation that they
are presently abandoned or living in, alongside all the necessary subtleties as endorsed by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Supposedly, the SOP has been given to contain the spread of COVID-19 disease, and is expected to keep a beware of the
development of global travellers in an adjusted way.
However, those coming to India on flights under air-bubble arrangements will not be required to register themselves
with the Indian missions.
Starting at now, India has figured out how to make reciprocal ‘air pockets’ or air travel courses of action with the
accompanying nations—the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Qatar,
the United Arab Emirates, and the Maldives. Aside from these, India is likewise haggling with
13 additional nations for comparative sort of course of action.
Apparently, the SOP plots that need will be given to specific cases in trouble, for example, those momentary
visa holders who are approaching the expiry of their visa, labourers who have been laid off, pregnant ladies,
older people, those people with health related crisis, or those required to come back to
India because of death of relatives and understudies.
For all inbound travellers, the External Affairs Ministry will prepare a flight/ship wise database that will
include all the required details, such as name, age, gender, place of residence, mobile phone number,
their final destination, and information on their RT-PCR test taken and its result.
Then, the same will be shared by MEA in advance with the respective state or union territory.