Rules and Regulations of Air Travel

Many of you might have travelled by aircraft or have been to an airport. There are specific rules and regulations set by the aviation department. Here we have compiled some of those rules which are required for air travel.

Firstly you must know what to carry and what not to carry.  Please check the information concerning the carriage/prohibited items on board. Here is brief list of Prohibited Items

  • Lighters
  • Sharp objects
  • Sporting goods
  • Guns and Firearms
  • Tools
  • Explosives
  • Flammable items
  • Disabling Chemicals
  • Dangerous items

Passengers are requested to take a look at the list of items prohibited to be carried on-board from the website of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India. For further clarification regarding carrying any item on-board, whether in handbags or checked in bags, passengers are requested to further check with their airline for any restrictions so that that the travel is hassle free.

Passport and Visa Rules

-For Indian Nationals

Indians travelling aboard need to carry a valid Indian passport and also a travel authority for the destination country. The travel authority is generally a Visa, which is to be obtained beforehand unless you are travelling to a country which provides ‘Visa on arrival’.

It must be noted that while travelling aboard, certain countries insist on a minimum period of passport validity for allowing entry.

-For Foreign Nationals

Foreign National coming to India need to possess a genuine and valid national passport. In case this is not available, he/she is required to hold any other internationally recognised travel document which establishes his/her nationality and identity. The id has to be a photo id.

However, there are certain exceptions. Citizens of Nepal and Bhutan when entering India are not required to possess a passport. However, they are required to hold an authorised identity proof.

-Visa regulations

Visa is a necessary travel document for foreign nationals entering India. The fees for getting Indian Visa vary from country to country. Further information can be obtained at the Indian Embassy in the respective countries.

Visa on arrival is not provided to all countries. It is recommended for foreigners to carry a valid Indian visa before they begin their journey to India. The government of India currently allows ‘E Visa’ for travellers from select countries.

Powers of VISA conversions and extensions to foreigners residing in India, vests with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties. Customs is focused on controlling the flow of goods including animals, personal effects and hazardous items in and out of a country

The baggage clearance at the major International Airports in India includes two channels for approval.

  • Green Channel: These include goods which are not having duties.
  • Red Channel: these include goods for which the duty has to be declared.

It must be noted that failing to declare or wrongful declaration of dutiable goods may attract confiscation of goods, fine or penalty. Serious offences such as attempts of smuggling may lead to arrest and prosecution. The Indian Revenue Department has specified a list of items, including the size that can now be imported duty-free as part of the baggage.

In addition to checking the rules before travel, you must check air schedule. And if you are travelling to Bangalore from Delhi, then make sure you check Delhi to Bangalore Flights Schedule for a well-planned journey.

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