India wants all air passengers to complete Self Declaration Form for safety of all (Download Form Here)
Tuesday 10 March 2020 3:20 AM UTC
NEW DELHI March 10: Indian health minister Harsh Vardhan wants all air passengers arriving in India to complete the self-declaration form at the airport, which will help authorities in tackling the coronavirus outbreak.
The ‘self reporting form’, is issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and asks for details about the flight number, the origin of the journey and a passenger’s final destination (in case he/she is staying in India for layover), apart from the regular details about the person’s name, address, mobile number, e-mail ID etc.
The self-declaration form issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for all inbound passengers.
Below this information, there is a set of questions specifically about China, where the coronavirus originated in December last year.
The questions mentions on the form ask a passenger what all cities he/she visited in China, if Wuhan was one of them; if yes, the period of stay in Wuhan and did the passenger visit any seafood market.
Finally, the traveller has to declare if he/she is suffering from fever, cough or any other respiratory distress.
The advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made it mandatory for the passengers to furnish duly-filled self-declaration form to health officials and immigration officials, and undergo universal health screening at the designated health counters at all points of entry.
“In addition to visa restrictions already in place, passengers travelling from/having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need certificate of having tested negative for Covid-19 from the designated laboratories authorised by the health authorities of these countries,” the advisory further says.