Guidelines For International Travellers Reviewed And Applicable From Monday

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Guidelines For International Travellers Reviewed And Applicable From Monday
25 Oct 2021
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A huge update has been made in the covid testing and quarantine requirements for the travellers entering and exiting a flight. Seeing the fall of the global trajectory of covid-19 cases except for a few regional variations, authorities have decided to take this decision. Although, the need to monitor the continuously changing nature of the virus and the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) must remain in focus.

Partially or not vaccinated people will have to submit a sample for post-arrival Covid-19 test at the point of arrival after which they will be allowed to leave the airport, home quarantine for seven days, re-test on the eighth day of arrival in India and if negative, further self monitor their health for the next seven days.

While planning for travel, all travellers should submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before the scheduled travel and upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours before undertaking the journey. while planning for travel, all travellers should submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before the scheduled travel and upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report.

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) shall be valid from Monday till further orders. Based on the risk assessment, this document shall be reviewed from time to time, the ministry said.

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