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New travel rules for international arrivals in India from today. Details here

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Delhi, Jan 11 (LiveMint) – All travellers coming from abroad to India will undergo mandatory home isolation for a week from today, the Union Health Ministry had said last week. The seven-day home quarantine will be followed by an RT-PCR test on the eighth day.

The guidelines will come into force from today, January 11 and will remain effective till further government orders.

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As per the existing rules, which have been retained in the revised guidelines, travellers coming from countries specified as“at-risk” have to submit samples for Covid testing on arrival and then are required to wait for the results at the airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight.

Those who test positive will be sent to an isolation facility.

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If they test negative, they need to undergo home quarantine for seven days and then get the RT-PCR test done on the 8th day. If again negative, they have to further self-monitor their health for the next seven days.

They are also required to upload the results of the RT-PCR test conducted on the 8th day on the Air Suvidha portal (to be monitored by the respective states/UTs).

Children under 5 are exempted from both pre-and post-arrival testing. However, if found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the home quarantine period, they shall undergo testing and be treated according to the laid down protocol.

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Prior to undertaking the journey, all travellers will have to upload a negative RT-PCR report of the test conducted within 72 hours of the beginning of the journey.

Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for a criminal prosecution, if found otherwise, according to the guidelines.

Guidelines for international flyers coming to India from not-at-risk countries

  • Mandatory seven-day home quarantine and follow all other protocols followed by passengers from at-risk countries.
  • However, airlines coming from not-at-risk countries will randomly select 2 per cent of travellers who will have to undergo RT-PCR tests at airports on arrival.
  • Those found positive will be sent to an isolation facility and those found negative will follow the seven-day quarantine procedure.
  • For not-at-risk countries, the 2 per cent passengers to be tested at the airports will preferably be those coming from a third country who would have taken a connecting flight in the not-at-risk country, according to the revised guidelines.

List of at-risk nations :

All countries in Europe including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Israel, Congo, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia and Zambia.

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