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Govt to revamp Air Suvidha: No passport copy, simpler data entry

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Following a number of passenger complaints on the federal government’s Air Suvidha portal, the Civil Aviation Ministry has introduced a revamped web site.

In the brand new portal, incoming worldwide passengers won’t must add a duplicate of their passport — which was a sore level for travellers who complained that the portal wouldn’t settle for the copy in sure codecs. Furthermore, within the new Air Suvidha web site, main travellers will be capable of enter the knowledge for his or her complete household when travelling on the identical flight to the identical vacation spot.

However, passengers will nonetheless must add their vaccination or Covid-19 testing certificates, as relevant. Separately, for states and well being authorities, the portal offers an analytical dashboard to watch knowledge and determine traits in case of an increase in variety of Covid-19 circumstances.

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The Air Suvidha portal was launched in August 2020 as a compulsory self-reporting portal the place incoming worldwide passengers must submit the main points of their journey and their vaccination or Covid-19 testing standing. The pre-arrival registration portal allows authorities to determine if an individual is arriving from a high-risk area.

However, at occasions, passengers have complained of the portal not working and being denied boarding by airways at overseas airports in absence of an Air Suvidha acknowledgement certificates. Last week, The Indian Express reported that the federal government is contemplating scrapping the Air Suvidha requirement, with a call on this set to be taken in August.

As per newest official knowledge, greater than 75,000 worldwide passengers have been arriving into Indian airports day by day for the final month.