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We at RGIA give utmost importance to the safety and security of the passengers and their baggage. We have a robust security system duly aided by electronic surveillance system to ensure that RGIA is truly a theft and pilferage free airport. While being so, we still feel the need to familiarize the passengers about important Dos and Don’ts to enable them to secure their baggage and valuables like cash and jewelry not only at this airport but also at destination/transit airports. More so, passengers who take long haul international flights with transit through more than one airport need to take the following precautions to secure their valuables :
Always carry your valuables like cash/gold/diamond jewelry etc., in your hand baggage only.
All the check in baggage should be secured with a lock of a standard quality.
You can purchase TSA approved locks at the airport. Please contact GMR Information Desk (Departures) for further information.
Use standard baggage which are tamper proof.
Do not part with your valuables at any point of time, except for security check.
Don't forget to label your laptop as these are one of the most forgotten items at security screening points.
For any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact on :
040 66601400 to 1404
Log on to :
to see how a baggage with zip can be opened for committing a theft.
Eligible countries for E.T.A
Papua New Guinea
Rep. of Korea
Kingdom of Tonga
Rep. of Nauru
Republic of Kiribati
Federated of Micronesia
Republic of Marshall Islands
Tourist Visa On Arrival
Terms and conditions are as follows:
The Passport should be of ordinary kind. (Diplomatic & Official Passport holders are not authorized to avail TVoA facility)
The Passport should be valid for at least 6 months and the Passport should contain a minimum of two blank pages.
Return or round ticket is mandatory.
The passenger should duly fill the application form provided by the Immigration Officer.
The filled in form along with two photographs of the visitors should be submitted to the Immigration Officer.
The foreigners should have to pay 60 $ (equivalent Indian currency) towards visa fee for availing TVoA facility.
The TVoA will be granted for a period as requested by the foreigner for a maximum period of 30 days. However, the TVoA is granted based on return journey + two days.
Only two visits on TVOA in a calendar year and a gap of 60 days in successive visit.
For further details, please visit
Tourist Visa Application Process
Upload Photo and Passport Page
pay visa fee online
Using Credit / Debit card
Receive ETA Online
ETA Will be sent to your e-mail
Fly To India
Print ETA and carry at the time of travel
For Indian nationals
travelling abroad require a valid Indian passport and travel authority for the destination country. The travel authority is normally in the form of Visa, which is obtained prior to the journey, except in case of countries where "
Visa on Arrival
" is available.
Indians travelling abroad may also note that some countries insist for certain minimum period of
for allowing entry.
For further details and updated information,
For Foreign nationals
coming to India are required to possess a genuine and valid national
or any other internationally recognized travel document establishing his/her nationality and identity and bearing photograph of self.
Nepal and Bhutan
nationals if entering India by land or air from the Nepal or Bhutan border respectively do not require a passport for entering into India. However, they are required to possess, authorized
. Further if they are entering India from a place other than their own country then possession of passport is a must.
Foreigner's regional registration offices
Foreigner's Regional Registration Offices (FRROs)
in New Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras, handle visa renewals as well as permits for Restricted Areas, via Andaman Islands, Sikkim, Assam, Ladakh, Lahaul Spiti, etc.
1st Floor, Hans Bhavan, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi - 110002. Telephone: (91 11) 3319489
9/1, Gariahat Road, Calcutta - 700020. Telephone: (91 33) 443301, 2470549
9, Village Road, Nungabakkam, Madras - 600034. Telephone: (91 44) 8270549
2nd Floor, 414 V.S. Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400001. Telephone: (91 22) 430133
123-D, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar - 143001. Telephone: (91 183 2214186)
It is advised to visit the Contact Address section on the following link for latest & updated details.
The fees for getting Indian Visa vary from country to country. Please check with the Indian Embassy in the respective country for the applicable fee.
VISA conversions and extensions
to foreigners residing in India, vests with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigner's Division, Jaisalmer House, 26, Man Singh Road New Delhi.. For this purpose the foreigners can approach the
Ministry of Home Affairs
(Foreigners Division), Jaisalmer House, 26, Man Singh Road, New Delhi between
10 AM to 12 Noon
on all working days (Monday to Friday). The change of VISA status from one category to another category is normally not allowed. It can be considered by the Ministry of Home Affairs, only in extraordinary circumstances.
All about Customs
is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties and for controlling the flow of goods including
animals, personal effects and hazardous items
in and out of a country.
The baggage clearance at major International Airports in India consist of two channels for clearance.
not having any dutiable goods to declare.
having dutiable goods to declare.
Non declaration & wrongful declaration of the dutiable goods may attract confiscation of goods, fine or penalty. Serious offences like attempting to smuggle Gold, without declaration may lead to arrest & prosecution. The Indian Revenue Department has specified a list of items, including the size that can now be imported duty-free as part of baggage.
Please visit the official website of Customs department, Government Of India, for detailed information
General Baggage RULES:
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All arriving/departing passengers are requested to check with their respective airlines on the baggage rules. However, Government of India also mentions details on these rules.
General Baggage rules
Allowed baggage in weight
Excess Pieces and weight
General Notice Of Baggage Liability Limitations
Prohibited Items in Hand Baggage
Please click on the links below for more details
There are several countries regarded as Yellow Fever-infected. For further details and updated information, please visit
The following regulations apply to citizens of the affected countries:
(A) For entry into India:-Any person, Foreigner or Indian, (excluding infants below six months) arriving by air or sea without a vaccination certificate of yellow fever will be kept in quarantine isolation for a period up to 6 days if:
1. He arrives in India within 6 days of departure/transit from a yellow fever endemic area.
2. Has come on a ship which has started from or transited at any port in a yellow fever endemic country within 30 days of its arrival in India provided such ship has not been disinfected in accordance with the procedure laid down by WHO.
(B) For leaving India:-There is no health check requirement by Indian Government on passengers leaving India.
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