Starting today, all passengers travelling abroad from India will need to carry a negative RT-PCR report with a QR code that is linked to the original report. The decision has been made to prevent the use of false and forged negative RT-PCR reports at airports and to ensure the safety of all passengers.
The decision, that came into force on May 22, was taken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation last week after several reports of passengers procuring fake negatives came to light.
“The airline operators are advised to accept only those passengers who are carrying a negative RT-PCR test report with QR code for boarding international flights departing from India after 0001 hours on 22nd May 2021,” the ministry stated.
The QR code, which links to the passenger’s original report, will allow for verification with minimum physical contact and delays.
The rule, however, is applied to only those passengers who are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report as per the…