KLM India Operations

Flight Operations are in strict compliance with the regulations and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by the competent authorities in India.
 

Eligibility and Process

KLM is operating flights from India in accordance with the “bilateral agreement” between India and The Netherlands. KLM is operating 7 weekly flights from 2 gateways; Delhi & Mumbai.

KLM operations from India are in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulations provided by the competent authorities in India.

Tickets can be purchased on KLM websites or via your travel agents.


GUIDELINES FOR REQUIRENMENT OF RT-PCR TEST REPORT WITH QR CODE FOR TRAVEL EX INDIA



In compliance with the guidelines issued by The Ministry of Civil Aviation India, for international departures ex India effective 22nd May 2021, passengers travelling with negative RT-PCR report are required to carry the test report with a QR code. This is a mandatory requirement and non-compliance will lead to denied boarding.

SCOPE: EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA and AFRICA


ELIGIBILITY - FLIGHTS FROM INDIA
Passengers are personally responsible to ascertain eligibility based on ENTRY conditions for final destination and TRANSIT regulations.
For additional information visit https://klm.traveldoc.aero/ 


1. Indian nationals who are eligible to travel to EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa. 
2. All foreign nationals destined for EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa. Their dependants / spouses accompanied or otherwise. 
3. Seamen of any foreign nationality destined for countries in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa. 
4. Seamen holding Indian passport subject to clearance from Ministry of Shipping and destined for countries as mentioned above.


ELIGIBILITY - FLIGHTS TO INDIA

1. Indian nationals permitted to travel from any country in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa. 
2. All OCI cardholders (Overseas Citizen of India) / POI cardholders (Person of Indian Origin) travelling from any country in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa. 
3. All foreign nationals from any country in EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa and their dependants / spouses accompanied or otherwise. Relevant category of dependent visa is required. Travel not permitted based on tourist visa. 
4. Seamen of all nationalities from EU / Schengen area, South America and Africa.

SCOPE:USA

Starting 1st January 2021, the “bilateral air bubble” agreement between India and The United States permits partner Delta Air Lines to codeshare with KLM and fly passengers between India and USA via Amsterdam. 

To purchase tickets visit www.delta.com  

Passengers are personally responsible to ascertain eligibility based on the ENTRY requirements applicable at destination. 

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SCOPE BY AUTHORITIES IN INDIA, TRAVEL NOT PERMITTED TO/FROM INDIA - UK AND CANADA ON KLM FLIGHTS.

IMPORTANT ADVISORY FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING FROM INDIA
HEALTH SCREENING AND QUARENTINE REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 14, 2021 FOR TRAVEL TO THE NETHERLANDS 

As per the latest advisory, the Netherlands Government has shifted India from category “high-risk area where there is a variant of concern” to “very high-risk area without a virus variant of concern.”

Accordingly, there is an update in the travel and health screening requirements for passengers travelling from India with final destination in the Netherlands.

1. The following conditions apply If you are vaccinated by the vaccinations approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and as listed on: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/requirements-for-proof-of-vaccination 

• Covishield (Serum Institute of India) is now included in the accepted list of vaccinations for the Netherlands.

• Passengers who are fully vaccinated with Covishield (2 weeks after their last dose) are allowed to travel to the Netherlands under all visa categories.

• For more information refer: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/checklist-entry/from-outside-the-eu 

2. Restrictions apply If you are not fully vaccinated with the approved EMA vaccinations or are vaccinated by any other vaccinations.

Travel is permitted ONLY if you fall under one of the EU Ban Exemption Categories.

Ref : https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban/eu-entry-ban-exemption-categories 

3. MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS :

All of the below is applicable for passengers aged 12 and older with final destination in the Netherlands and irrespective of their vaccination status.

Non-compliance could lead to being fined by Dutch authorities.

negative result from a NAAT (PCR) test  conducted up to 48 hours before departure, or

• negative antigen test result conducted up to 24 hours before departure.

You must also ensure the test results meet the listed: 

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/mandatory-negative-test-results-and-declaration/information-on-the-test-result 

• The digital or hard-copy negative test result must be in English. 

• The test result must include the passenger's given name and surname as stated in their passport, date and time when the passenger is being tested, name and contact information of the institute, doctor or laboratory that conducted the test (logo or stamp) 

• No other type of test is valid including Self-tests.


Effective 22 September 2021, passengers fully vaccinated with approved vaccinations are no longer required to undergo mandatory self- quarantine when travelling to the Netherlands as final destination. 
https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/self-quarantine/mandatory-quarantine  

For information on approved vaccination and timelines

Refer: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/requirements-for-proof-of-vaccination 

  

Vaccination certificate & declaration:

Your proof of vaccination will only be accepted if it meets the requirements and if you were vaccinated with an approved vaccine.

More information: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/requirements-for-proof-of-vaccination 

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban/eu-entry-ban-exemption-categories 

Declaration : https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/documents/publications/2021/07/01/vaccine-declaration-covid-19 


The classification of countries has been made based on public health indicators. The country lists may be modified according to developments in their epidemic situation. For latest information and details refer to https://www.government.nl/ 


b.  TRANSIT VIA AMSTERDAM

• For information on requirements when in transit in Amsterdam, visit https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/checklist-transit-or-short-stay  

• You are personally responsible to comply with entry regulations, heath and quarantine protocols for final destination


PROCEDURE POSITIVE TESTING, AFTER CORONA

  
Sometimes it can happen that you still test positive even though you are no longer sick and/or contagious. The Dutch government allows an exception to the negative test policy if you hold all of the following documents: 
• A positive NAAT test result that is a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 weeks old; 
• A positive NAAT test result that is up to 72 hours old; 
• A negative rapid test result before departure. 

If you test positive permanently with the rapid test, you are also allowed to travel, provided you hold all of the following documents: 

• A positive NAAT test result that is a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 weeks old; 
• A positive NAAT test result that is up to 72 hours old; 
• A doctor's statement stating that you are no longer contagious. 

Passengers are personally responsible to check ENTRY requirements, health regulations and restrictions at destination country.

PROCESS: FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING TO INDIA

It is MANDATORY for passengers to adhere to the below regulations from Government of India. Non-compliance would lead to denied boarding.


1. Registration with the Embassy of India via here  as per Government of India norms

a. Passengers must register before purchasing tickets.
b. This portal is global in nature and passengers can register from any place in the world.
c. Passengers must have a copy of the registration confirmation at boarding in AMS.

2. Bookings should be updated with valid email id for passengers. This is imperative to keep them updated of mandatory and important updates. Kindly refrain from using travel agency email ids. 

3. Passengers are advised to download "Aarogya Setu app" on their mobile devices.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation India has issued new arrival guidelines and health measures. This is applicable for passengers arriving to India with immediate effect

All Passengers arriving to India are required to ensure mandatory compliance with the below.


1. It is mandatory for passengers arriving in India to submit a negative RT-PCR test report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on  https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/covid-19-exemption-international-passenger   for consideration. Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise. The decision taken by the government authorities as communicated via the portal will be final. Passengers are advised to carry a copy of the report to be produced on arrival if needed.
2. All passengers must submit a self-declaration via  https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration   at least 72 hours prior departure.
3. Arrival in India without negative RT-PCR test report shall be allowed only for those traveling due exigency of death in the family. If passengers wish to seek such exemption, they shall apply to the online portal (  www.newdelhiairport.in   ) at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final.
4. Passengers are required to give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, before undertaking the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home quarantine/ self-monitoring / hotel quarantine as applicable or as warranted.

In view of detection of more transmissible variants of SARS -COV-2, the Government of India has implemented additional health measures. 

The regulations apply to all passengers arriving in India, from/transiting through Europe, South Africa, Brazil, UK, Middle East, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

• All international passengers are required to submit Self- Declaration Form (SDF) via Air Suvidha portal : https://www.newdelhiairport.in/  before departure and declare their travel history (of past 14 days)

• Additional RT-PCR upon arrival in India 

    o Effective 3rd September 2021, ALL passengers with travel itinerates as above are required to undergo mandatory self-paid RT-PCR upon arrival 

    o The requirement for this test is in addition to the negative RT-PCR done before commencing journey to India. 

    o All exemptions granted to this regard earlier shall no longer be applicable (i.e. full/double COVID-19 vaccination, passengers age 65 and above etc) 

    o After giving the test sample passengers can exit the airport, including those who have onward domestic connections. 

    o In case passenger tests positive they will undergo treatment as per standard health protocol as applicable in the state. 

• Additional MANDATORY requirements for passengers with final destination in Maharashtra 

    o All passengers are required to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. 

    o Submit in original undertaking form  and passenger details form .


d) International Travellers (short stay less than 14 days)

i) Regulations as above to apply.

The above requirements change frequently, all passengers are requested to visit the below websites for more information visit:
• Delhi:  https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19 
• Mumbai:  https://csmia.aero/traveller.aspx 

Passengers are personally responsible to comply with regulations. Protocol, exemptions, heath measures & quarantine regulations related to COVID-19 implemented in India and as applicable at Destination State / Union Territories Government to be adhered.

In addition to above, all passengers are personally responsible to arrange and be in possession of the required health and travel documentation such as passport, visas, health certifications any relevant documents for ENTRY into India and confirmation of Embassy registration.

For departures ex India, passengers are required to check the ENTRY requirements at destination country.

For more information refer to     klm.traveldoc.aero 
The regulations stated here are subject to updates.