Travel details

  • Date of departure: 28.11.2020
  • Date of arrival: 29.11.2020
  • Departure: Munich (München), Germany
  • Arrival: Bangalore, India
  • Airlines: Emirates
  • Transit: Dubai

Covid test

Took the PT PCR test (Covid test) at Munich airport on 28.11.2020 which costs around 128€.

Payment

It is possible only with the credit card.

Arrival at the test centre

Arrived 3 hours earlier to the test centre and enquired whether it is possible to take the test immediately. They have accepted and asked for the ID. They gave the swab and QR code for the result.

Swab

The swab was done in less than a minute. It was a little uncomfortable and felt like something was stick in the throat after the test.

Result

The result arrived in 4 hours (on the same day) as a push notification after scanning the QR code in the app. Downloaded the result as pdf.

Air Suvidha – Self Declaration form

Filled the Air Suvidha self declaration form.

Air Suvidha – Exemption form

It was not necessary to fill the Air Suvidha exemption form because the final destination was Bangalore from Dubai. So didn’t fill that form.

Aarogya Setu App

Installed the Aarogya Setu app which was checked later during the check-in at the airport.

At the Airport

Reached Munich airport 4 hours prior to the flight departure. Took a printout of the covid result by sending an email at the terminal 1.

Few shops were opened and not all the shops. Check-in counter was opened at app. 11:30 but people were standing in the line from 11:15 pm. There were not too many people, only app. 15 people.

Check-in

Online check-in was not an option due to covid, there were lots of document which they checked before issuing the boarding pass. It is advisable to keep all the documents beforehand to provide as soon as possible. Else you may have to waste your time.

Documents

  • PT-PCR (covid) test result
  • Air Suvidha – Self Reporting Form
  • Aarogya Setu App
  • Destination home address

Note

Covid test results were not required for Bangalore airport but they asked during the check-in at the Munich airport for Emirate airlines.

Security check

Security check was normal as before but with the social distance between the passengers. There was one shop at gate C where I got some foods to eat.

Travel

Boarding

Boarding started at app. 13:30 and there were the only approximately 20 passengers in total. Travel hygiene kit was provided to each passenger which contains,

  • 2 masks
  • 2 gloves
  • 2 sanitary wipes
  • 2 normal wipes

Food was provided in the flight.

Transit

After 6 hours of journey, I have reached the Dubai airport. Things are totally different at the airport. There were lots of people. I have reached my gate after a quick security check.

Flight to Bangalore was at gate B. There were lots of people and not enough places to sit. It was also common to see a few people without wearing masks.

Boarding a Dubai airport

During the boarding at the Dubai airport, face shields were distributed to the passengers. Some people have worn PPE kits. The destination home address was asked before the boarding.

There were enough free seats in the flight and it was possible to leave a free seat between the window and aisle seats. The food was also served on the flight from Dubai to Bangalore.

Arrival at the Bangalore airport

Approximately 4 hours later, the flight was landed at the Bangalore airport. Self-reporting form was issued at the flight and filled it before landing. There were 3 things that had happened at the Bangalore airport while waiting in the queue with the self-reporting form.

  1. They write the measured temperature on the self-declaration form after doing the thermal screening.
  2. We should keep our fingers in the oximeter and then sanitize it. It was also noted in the self-reporting form.
  3. Shown the covid test result and the boarding pass. The boarding pass was sealed with OK.

After these steps, immigration and the baggage claim had happened as usual. Before the exit, they have asked the contact number and address. No instructions regarding the quarantine were given.

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Note

This post is the travel experience from one of my friend. Kindly consider this post as the reference and refer to the official websites because the rules and regulations may change periodically.