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Taking Mangaluru to the world

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an travelling to India as an international passenger, we request you to refer to the guideline for detailed information.

D.O. Letter to Secretary Civil Aviation - Testing - 22 Dec 2022

GuidelinesforInternationalarrivalsupdatedon22December2022.pdf (

As per the Guidelines for International Arrival published by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, 2% of the total flight passengers shall undergo random testing on arrival. Passengers shall be allowed to leave the airport post undergoing the test. Children under 12 years of age are exempted from post-arrival random testing.

GuidelinesforInternationalarrivalsupdatedon22December2022.pdf (

In view of the guidelines published by DO Letter to Secretary dated 22d Dec’22 there has to be strict compliance of COVID-19 protocols at Airport and Inside the aircraft. Passengers must wear a facemask at all times during the travel.

Following actions can be taken if the passenger violates COVID 19 protocols or refuses to wear mask even after repeated warnings:
  • CISF personnel deployed at the entrance of the Airport will ensure that no one is allowed to enter the Airport without wearing a mask. Passenger without a facemask will not be permitted to enter the terminal.
  • At the airport, he/ she can be fined as per the State Law and may be handed over to Security Agencies as per the applicable law on the subject.
  • They can be deboarded before departure.
  • During the course of the flight such passenger may be treated as “Unruly Passenger” and procedure in respect of handling such unruly passenger shall be followed by the concerned airline.

Frequent announcements are made to ensure that passengers are wearing facemask and following COVID 19 protocols. Self- Mask vending machines also placed at terminals.

Passengers are advised to wear face mask properly and continue to wear the mask throughout the journey inside the aircraft.

COVID 19 testing facility, managed by Apollo (ICMR approved and NABL accredited lab) is located at International Arrivals in the Pre-Immigration Area. Registration counter and sampling booth has the intake capacity 1000 tests per day.  

Frequent sanitisation is carried out across the terminals, and sanitiser dispensers are also placed at various touchpoints at the airport.  

Mangaluru International Airport

Mangaluru International Airport, previously known as Bajpe Aerodrome, is situated in Bajpe at a distance of 13 km from Mangaluru. It is one of the two international airports in the state of Karnataka. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951, Mangaluru International Airport commenced its global operations in 2006. It is the first airport to have two tabletop runways. The airport is connected to major Indian cities as well as to several cities in the Middle East. The airport was awarded the title of the best airport in the category "Best Airport by Size and Region (2 to 5 million passengers per year in Asia-Pacific Region)" by the Airport Service Quality survey in the year 2019. The airport’s IATA (International Air Transport Association) code is IXE.

Mangaluru is the largest city in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. It is also called the cradle of education for housing many famous colleges of various disciplines. Being an industrial and commercial hub, this city has a bustling ambience. Mangaluru is a melting pot of multiple cultures, languages, and traditions that gives travellers a long list of places to explore within the city. Situated right on the estuaries of Netravathi and Gurupur Rivers, Mangaluru is known among travellers for its breathtaking views.

Since the introduction of international services, passenger traffic at Mangaluru Airport has grown tremendously. In order to provide best-in-class services to travellers, Mangaluru International Airport is constantly upgraded, keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of guests.