If you’re traveling to any of these states, here’s what you need to know


Amid concerns over the Omicron variant, the Center has issued guidance for States and UTs to effectively monitor and undertake surveillance of international passengers while extending national Covid-19 containment measures until December 31st. Some states have also ordered new preventive measures to combat the threat. of the new variant

What aviators need to know

* Travelers must submit a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha portal; download -ve RT-PCR report (carried out 72 hours before travel), and a declaration of authenticity of the report, and download the Arogya setu application

* Airlines must ensure that these conditions are met

At the arrival

* Thermal screening and copy of the self-declaration

* Mandatory RT-PCR tests for passengers arriving / transiting from “at risk” countries. They will only be allowed to leave / transmit after a result. 7-day home quarantine even if the test is negative; repeat the test on the 8th day. Genomic testing, isolation for those testing + ve

* Random passengers 2% arriving from countries not at risk to be tested; passengers advised home self-monitoring for 14 days

* exemption from post-arrival control only if a person is traveling from a non-risk country and only has transit (without leaving immigration) in a country at risk before taking the flight to destination

* The same rules apply to those arriving at seaports / land ports; self-declaration form must on arrival

* Children under 5 exempt from tests before and after arrival. If symptomatic, test and treatment according to SOP

What are states doing

Maharashtra

* 7-day institutional quarantine for travelers arriving in the State from “at risk” countries; RT-PCR test on the second, fourth and seventh days of arrival for these passengers; if the last test is negative, the passenger will then have to undergo a seven-day home quarantine

* Passengers from other countries will need to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival and then undergo a 14-day home quarantine, even if the test result is negative. Passengers who test positive will be transferred to a hospital.

* The BMC circular states that all domestic passengers landing at the city’s airport must carry a negative RT-PCR report that is less than 72 hours old.

Karnataka

Those arriving from abroad must be tested on arrival; seven days of home quarantine must

Madhya Pradesh

RT-PCR testing is mandatory for passengers arriving at Bhopal if they are unable to provide a recent test report

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu Divisional Commissioner asks relevant officers to access data from Air Suvidha portal for early detection of passengers from “at risk” countries

Uttarakhand

* Random tests at state borders

* All healthcare and frontline workers should be tested

* District and block level control rooms must be operational 24/7 with a dedicated hotline number.

* bed occupancy and drug availability status should be updated at covid19.uk.gov.in and https://cdashboard.dcservices.in/, respectively

* Home isolation monitoring / contact tracing teams have been reactivated

Delhi

In addition to the implementation of central guidelines, the LNJP hospital is intended for the treatment of people infected with the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus

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