Customs, Baggage, Health


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.

Green channel: Not having any dutiable goods to declare.
Red channel: Having dutiable goods to declare.

Remember: 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.


General Baggage RULES:

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 
  • Baggage dimensions
  • Excess Pieces and weight
  • Oversized Baggage 
  • Special items 
  • Cabin Baggage
  • Personal items 
  • Luggage Precautions
  • 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: Click Here 

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.

Do’s and Don’ts:

Small tips can make a big difference, making travel a lot easier and hassle free.

> DON’T carry your passport and important travel documents at all times.

> DO carry attested photocopies of travel documents in person and keep the originals safely.

> DON’T buy Air/Rail or travel tickets from unauthorized persons.

Help Desk
– Information Desk is available at Level F Domestic Departures ‘B’ Row and Information Desk at Airport Village. The purpose of the Help Desk is to assist travelers with a variety of needs and concerns pertaining to Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.