The Omicron variant has put all countries on alert again. Here are the latest updates from India.
Latest Quarantine Requirements for India
It requires international travelers to submit 14 days of travel history and negative Covid test results.
The amended travel requirements for foreign passengers include a required 7-day home quarantine for travelers from “at-risk” nations who test negative for the virus.
Is PCR test enough?
Passengers must fill out a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha website, detailing their recent travels.
They must also file a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of travel.
A statement verifying the legitimacy of the Covid test findings is also necessary; falsified reports subject the passenger to criminal punishment.
The new rules take effect on December 1, 2021.
Travelers from 12 high-risk nations will be tested and monitored. They must take the Covid test upon arrival and wait for the findings before departing or connecting.
If the test is negative, they will quarantine at home for 7 days, retest on the 8th day, and continue self-monitoring for 7 days.
Which countries are on the watch list
The UK, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel were among the “at-risk” nations on November 26.
If a passenger shows symptoms during screening, they will be segregated and treated at a hospital.
SARS-CoV-2 genome variants are being monitored by the INSACOG laboratory network, a multi-laboratory, multi-agency network established up by the Indian government.
They’ll be relocated to a different isolation unit and treated as usual. Contacts of such positive patients would be put under institutional or home quarantine, rigorously supervised by the state government.
Travelers from non-risk nations will be able to depart the airport and self-monitor for 14 days.