I’m writing this post based on the experience what my friend who had travelled to India from Germany.

Flight booking

The flight was booked in 07.11.2020 through the travel agency “Bobbys Travel” and it cost 650 euros including rail and fly.

Travel details

  • Date of departure: 03.12.2020
  • Date of arrival: 04.12.2020
  • Departure: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Arrival: Chennai, India
  • Airlines: Air India
  • Transit: Delhi airport

Covid test

Took the Covid test at Centogene in Düsseldorf airport on 02.12.2020 at 9:00 am and received the result at 21:30 on 02.12.2020 which is within the 13 hours.

Air Suvidha – Exemption form

The flight was on 03.12.2020 at 20:30 from Frankfurt to Delhi. Therefore applied the Air Suvidha exception on 02.12.2020 at 21:30, as soon as receiving the covid test result.

The Air Suvidha exception was approved on 03.12.2020 at 10:30 before mine flight.


Then applied for the Tamilnadu E-Pass.

Aarogya Setu App

The installation of Aarogya Setu App was checked before check-in at the Air India counter. They had first checked before letting us stand in the queue for the check-in. Apart from that, it was not asked in any other places.



During the check-in at the Frankfurt airport, they had asked whether he would like to collect the luggage in Chennai or in Delhi. Since the final destination is Chennai, he had accepted to collect it in Chennai.


Reached the Delhi airport and there was nothing asked. He had transferred to the domestic terminal to catch the flight to Chennai. Waiting at the Delhi airport was a bit long for 8 Hours. After that took the flight from Delhi to Chennai.


Arrived at the Chennai airport and collected the baggage until then nothing was asked. While heading towards the exit there were two policemen who had enquired about the Covid Test result. They took the hard copy of covid test report and asked about my Tamilnadu E-Pass (TN E-pass) and Air Suvidha – Exemption approval.

Even if the Exception approval is pending, they let us go if we have a covid negative test report.

Hope this Information will be Useful. To be in Short “Travelling to India via Air India is comparatively easier nowadays with a Negative Covid Test Report“.



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 regulation may change periodically.