India implements revised guidelines from December 1 for international passenger arrivals amidst Omicron concerns

NITN | @notintownlive | 30 Nov 2021, 10:44 pm

India implements revised guidelines from December 1 for international passenger arrivals amidst Omicron concerns Mandatory COVID-19 testing

New Delhi/NITN: Starting December 1, India is implementing its revised guidelines for international arrivals amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus.

The government has advised passengers from ‘at risk’ countries to be prepared to wait at the airport until the result of their mandatory post-arrival COVID-19 testing at airport is known.

India is still on track with its decision to reopen its skies for scheduled international flights from December 15 this year.

At present, India has identified over 40 countries as ‘at risk’, which includes the United Kingdom, all 44 countries in Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel.

Bangladesh, which was on the list, has been removed from December 1, according to latest media reports.

Among other things, from December 1, all international travellers have to submit 14 days' travel history and their negative RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha portal as well as provide an authenticity declaration for the COVID-19 test report.

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Meanwhile, tThe Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced that all international passengers arriving from "at-risk" countries will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine and take RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 thrice - on the second, fourth, and seventh days after arrival, reports said.

Travellers who test positive will be shifted to a hospital.

Even those testing negative will have to undergo an additional seven days of home quarantine, the government order said.

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