Health ministry tweaks quarantine norms for international passengers

Worldwide travellers arriving in the state can now seek an exemption from institutional quarantine by publishing a unfavorable Covid-19 test result.

The RT-PCR test would have to have to be taken 96 several hours just before the flight and the result will have to be uploaded on Delhi airport web page, the Union wellbeing ministry claimed in its new guidelines for intercontinental travellers. The guidelines will appear into result from August 8.

All travellers arriving in India are essential to bear a required quarantine for 14 times – 7 times paid institutional quarantine at their individual cost, adopted by 7 times isolation at household with self-monitoring of wellbeing in line with existing guidelines.

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Though travellers coming to India would nonetheless be essential to bear a 14 times institutional quarantine, they now have an option of skipping the institutional quarantine on submission of a unfavorable test certification.

“Each and every passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for prison prosecution if located usually. The test report could also be made on arrival at the issue of entry in India,” the ministry claimed.