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COVID Travel Advisory for international travellers

COVID Travel Advisory for international travellers

In the wake of rising Covid cases, the government of India has been issuing guidelines for international arrivals for the past few weeks.

Now, a fresh advisory has been issued by the government. As per the new guidelines issued by the government, passengers coming from the six nations must submit a negative RT-PCR report to enter India. These six countries are China, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that all transiting passengers through the above six countries should submit their negative Covid report before entering any Indian Airport, irrespective of their originating countries. In other words, all passengers who enter an Indian airport must submit their Covid test report.

The Covid test must be the latest, i.e. conducted within 72 hours of their journey to India. Passengers should upload their negative test report on the Air Suvidha portal before their departure. In addition, they also should submit a self-declaration form.

Besides, the Ministry also released a statement to states with revised guidelines, effective from January 1.

Apart from the new guidelines, the existing guidelines will also continue to be in force. As per the existing guidelines, 2 per cent of passengers will have to undergo a Covid test at the airport.

Passengers are selected randomly for Covid testing at various airports by airlines. They should cooperate with airlines and give their samples to designated test centres in different airports across the country.

In addition, they have to follow all Covid protocols to protect against the new variants of the disease.

The Union Health Ministry also advised all states and union territories to take necessary precautions to control Covid. They should track the number of cases in their regions. Also, they should ensure that people follow Covid appropriate behaviour.

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