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Government revises guidelines for international travelers

Government revises guidelines for international travelers

As a new COVID-19 variant, Omicron detected, many countries announced travel restrictions. The Government of India also revised guidelines for international arrivals in India.

Yesterday, the Union Health Ministry issued new guidelines for international travellers arriving in the country. The new rules will come into force from December 1.

Here are the details of the revised guidelines:

  • As per new guidelines, submitting travel details before 14 days of the journey are mandatory.
  • Also, all travellers except children should upload a negative RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha portal before the journey. Children below five years are exempted from pre-and post-arrival testing.
  • The test report should be the latest, i.e. conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled journey. Aarogya Setu application is mandatory on their mobile devices.
  • A self-declaration about the authenticity of the COVID-19 is also mandatory. All those who upload manipulated reports are liable for criminal prosecution.
  • The travellers arriving from countries will also need to take the COVID-19 test after they arrive in India and wait for their results at the airport.
  • If their test report is negative, they have to follow home quarantine for seven days. They have to undergo a re-test on the 8th day and again monitor for the next seven days if the test report is again negative.
  • However, all those travellers from the remaining countries can leave the airport but should monitor their health for 14 days.
  • Concerned airlines will provide Dos and Don’ts along with tickets to passengers who have uploaded the negative COVID-19 test report and filled in the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal.
  • There will be a thermal screening at the airport. Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the flight.
  • International passengers arriving through other routes such as seaports or land ports should also follow these protocols.

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