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COVID: Staying at isolation facility not mandatory from today for foreign arrivals testing positive

The govt said still passengers found to be symptomatic during screening will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 22, 2022 14:26 IST
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From today, staying at isolation facility not mandatory for foreign arrivals testing Covid positive. 

Highlights

  • The revised guidelines for international arrivals came into effect from Saturday
  • Govt said passengers found to be symptomatic during screening to be immediately isolated
  • If tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed according to norms, it added

The travellers from any part of the country arriving in India, who test Covid positive, will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation facility from Saturday (January 22) onwards, but he/she will have to quarantine themselves at home according to protocols, the authorities said today.

In its revised 'Guidelines for International Arrivals' released on Thursday (January 20), the government said that foreign arrivals, who test positive, will still have to undergo home quarantine for seven days even after they test negative, and also undertake RT-PCR test on the eighth day of arrival in India.

The revised guidelines came into effect from today

Earlier the norm was that travellers coming from any country, including those considered 'at-risk', would be managed at an isolation facility and treated according to the standard protocols, the government said.

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In the revised guidelines, this clause that mandated staying at 'isolation facility' upon arrival, has been removed.

The government said still passengers found to be symptomatic during screening will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility.

If tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed according to norms, it said.

(With PTI inputs) 

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