As the world witnesses a sudden increase in Covid-19 cases, the Indian government on Friday asked all international arrivals to undergo a 7-day home quarantine.
The daily increase in coronavirus infections was recorded above a lakh after 214 days on Friday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases in India to 3,52 26,386, including 3,007 cases of Omicron reported in 27 States and UT, according to the Union. Data from the Ministry of Health.
Read the full guidelines for international travelers here:
Travelers from specified risk countries will be required to undergo a 7-day home quarantine and perform an RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India, as directed. These travelers will be required to submit samples for the post-arrival Covid-19 test at the point of arrival (self-paid). These travelers will have to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before departing or taking a connecting flight. If they are negative, they will undergo a home quarantine for 7 days and will have to do another RT-PCR test on the 8th day of their arrival in India.
Here is the list of countries at risk listed by the Indian government:
Travelers will also be required to upload the results of the repeated RT-PCR test for Covid-19 performed on the 8th day on the Air Suvidha portal. If they are negative, they will monitor their health more for the next 7 days. However, if these travelers test positive, their samples must then be sent for genomic testing to the INSACOG laboratory network, in accordance with the new guidelines.
Travelers from countries other than the risk country list will also be quarantined at home for 7 days and will be required to undergo an RT-PCR test on the 8th day of their arrival in India. They will need to upload the results of the repeated RT-PCR test to the Air Suvidha portal and if they are negative, they will monitor their health more for the next 7 days.
The guidelines state that all travelers must submit full and factual information in a self-report form on the Air Suvidha online portal prior to their planned trip, including travel details for the last 14 days. They must upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report. The test must have been carried out within 72 hours of the trip.
Passengers coming from or going to countries at risk will be informed by the airlines that they will be subject to post-arrival checks. They will be quarantined if they test negative and will be subject to strict isolation protocols if they test positive, according to the new guidelines.
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(with IANS inputs)
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