India revises Covid-19 guidelines for international arrivals amid Omicron fears
Union Health Ministry issues a revised guidelines for international arrivals in India to be
effective from December 1
amid the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant termed Omicron.
The revised guidelines mandate
submitting 14 days' travel details
and uploading a negative RT-PCR test report on the Air
before the journey.
Passengers coming from '
countries will have to undergo RT-PCR testing on arrival in India now.
If tested negative, they'll follow
home quarantine for seven days
. Re-test will take place on the 8th day, which if negative, further self-monitoring will happen for next seven days.
(5% of total flight passengers)
will undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.
The Health Ministry has
classified countries in Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel as 'at-risk’.