With the brand new tips in view of the Covid-19 surge within the nation kicking in on Tuesday, all worldwide passengers coming to India should mandatorily quarantine at house for seven days, adopted by an RT-PCR check on the eighth day.
Whereas isolating was earlier necessary for these arriving from “in danger” international locations, the foundations have been prolonged to all worldwide passengers. On the eighth day, in the event that they check adverse, they must additional self-monitor their well being for subsequent 7 days. Nonetheless, if discovered optimistic, they “shall be managed at an isolation facility” as per protocol and their samples will likely be despatched for genomic surveillance.
The Union Ministry of Well being & Household Welfare has additionally elevated the record of “in danger” international locations from 12 to 19 final week. Eight extra international locations — Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia and Zambia — have been added to the record. Earlier, international locations in Europe, together with the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong and Israel have been specified as “in danger”. All travellers from these international locations should endure necessary RT-PCR assessments on arrival. The should anticipate the outcomes on the airport earlier than leaving or taking a connecting flight.
For different international locations, about 2 per cent of the overall passengers on a flight endure random assessments on arrival on the airport, whereas all are required to “self-monitor” their well being for 14 days post-arrival. Now, below the brand new tips, the RT-PCR check is necessary for all of them on their eighth day of arrival.
In response to the federal government’s press launch, “all travellers shall even be required to add outcomes of RT-PCR check for Covid-19 achieved on eighth day on Air Suvidha portal.”
Additional, all passengers should add a adverse Covid-report earlier than boarding their flights.
The rules additionally exempt youngsters below 5 years of age from pre- and post-arrival testing. “Nonetheless, if discovered symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or throughout house quarantine interval, they shall endure testing and be handled as per laid down protocol,” the rules state.