Airports get 2 months to implement new customs norms


Customs check in area of Thiruvananthapuram
International airport

New customs rules under which Indian flyers will no longer be required to fill immigration forms when they return from abroad, among other changes, will now be applicable at international airports in the country from March 1.

According to the new rules, under Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations, 2013, an Indian citizen would need to fill up the immigration form only when he or she goes out of the country. There will be no immigration form for Indian citizens returning from abroad.

These regulations were to come into force from January 1 but now the date to implement them has been set ahead by two months. The Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations, 2013, will be implemented from March 1, a notification issued by Finance Ministry said.

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