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Govt mandates all international arrivals to undergo 7-day home quarantine as Covid cases rise. Check details

On Friday, the daily rise in coronavirus infections was recorded above one lakh after 214 days, taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,52,26,386 which includes 3,007 cases of Omicron reported across 27 states and UTs, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 07, 2022 17:20 IST
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Govt mandates all international arrivals to undergo 7-day home quarantine as Covid cases rise. Check details 

Highlights

  • Travelers from 'at-risk' nations will take RT-PCR test 8th day of arrival post 7-day home quarantine
  • Passengers should upload negative RT-PCR report on Air Suvidha portal before their scheduled travel.
  • Travellers have to upload results of repeat RT-PCR test on the 8th day on the Air Suvidha portal.

As the world is seeing a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases, the Indian Government on Friday mandated all international arrivals to undergo a 7-day home quarantine. 

On Friday, the daily rise in coronavirus infections was recorded above one lakh after 214 days, taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,52,26,386 which includes 3,007 cases of Omicron reported across 27 states and UTs, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Read full guidelines for international travellers here:

Travellers coming from specified countries at risk will have to undergo home quarantine for 7 days and shall undertake an RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India, as per the guidelines. These travellers will have to submit samples for the post-arrival Covid-19 test at the point of arrival (self-paid). Such travellers will be required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight. If they tested negative, they will follow home quarantine for 7 days and shall undertake another RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India.

Here is the list of at-risk countries listed by the Indian government:

The travellers shall also be required to upload results of repeat RT-PCR test for Covid-19 done on the 8th day on the Air Suvidha portal. If negative, they will further self-monitor their health for the next 7 days. However, if such travellers are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at the INSACOG laboratory network, as per the new guidelines.

Travellers coming from countries other than the list of risk countries will also undergo home quarantine for 7 days and shall undertake an RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India. They will have to upload results of repeat RT-PCR test on the Air Suvidha portal and If found negative, they will further self-monitor their health for the next 7 days.

The guidelines said that all travellers should submit complete and factual information in a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before their scheduled travel, including travel details of the last 14 days. They need to upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report. The test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

The passengers coming from or travelling to at-risk countries shall be informed by the airlines that they will undergo post-arrival testing. They will be quarantined if tested negative and will be subjected to stringent isolation protocols if tested positive, as per the new guidelines.

Follow Omicron LIVE updates here: Omicron LIVE Updates

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(with IANS inputs)

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