The Central government on Friday announced that all international travellers flying to India will have to undergo seven days of mandatory home quarantine.
The Central government on Friday announced that all international travellers flying to India will have to undergo seven days of mandatory home quarantine starting 11 January 2022.
The official notification by the Centre informed that the travellers from ‘at-risk’ countries will need to follow additional measures on arrival in the country, which also includes post-arrival testing. These passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at the airport before being quarantined and will have to take an RT-PCR test on the 8th day of their arrival. As of now, 19 countries have been put into the ‘at-risk’ category.
As of now, the list includes countries in Europe including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Israel, Congo, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Zambia.
The list of the ‘at-risk’ countries is being updated regularly based on the prevalent epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in these countries including circulation of Variants of Concern.
The Centre has also ordered submission of a self-declaration form for all passengers on the online Air Suvidha portal before their scheduled travel date, including the last 14 days travel details. In addition to this, a negative RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hrs prior to their journey has been made mandatory.