International Guidelines

International Guidelines

International  Guidelines

For all international arrivals in India A new set of rules has come into effect from  11 January. The new and more effective guidelines for international travellers have been set by  the motive to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. As per new rules, All the Foreign travellers will now have to undergo a quarantine for seven days. The seven-day home quarantine will end right  after an RT-PCR test that will be conducted on the eighth day. All international travellers who have  to undertake testing on arrival have been directed to pre-book a self-paid COVID-19 test online on Air Suvidha portal.

Below are a few details of the Government order for International passengers:

  • On arrival, international passengers coming to India will undergo a thermal screening by health officials at the airport. Meanwhile, the self-declaration form that has been filled online should be shown to the airport health supervisor.
  • After all travellers are tested, they will have to undergo home quarantine for seven days and also undertake a RT-PCR test on the eighth day. If anyone tests negative, they will further have to self-monitor their health for the following seven days.
  • Passengers are requested to submit a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal and also upload a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR report. This report should be conducted within 72 hours, before taking the journey.
  • On the revised guidelines, the centre has updated its new list of ‘countries of concern’. The countries included are: South Africa, countries in Europe including Tanzania, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, United Kingdom, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Tunisia, Zambia, Congo and Ethiopia.
  • So, passengers arriving from these countries will necessarily undergo post-arrival testing. They will also be needed to wait for their test results before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
  • All those who are found to be symptomatic during screening will  soon be isolated. They will be taken to a medical facility as per health protocol.
  • Those travellers arriving through seaports or land ports will also have to undergo the same procedure. However, children who are 5 .have been exempted from both pre-and post-arrival testing.
  • Further, all passengers must upload a negative Covid-report before boarding their flights

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