Sunday, October 03, 2021

Kerala prepares new quarantine rules for international travellers from Oct 4

Thiruvananthapuram: The Union health ministry has informed the state about the new guidelines for fixing mandatory quarantine periods for international travellers, said health minister Veena George.

Under the new guidelines travellers from the United Kingdom will have to undergo 10 days of quarantine at home or destination address. Those coming from South Africa, Brazil and Europe had to undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 7 days. The new restriction will come into force from October 4. All international travellers, irrespective of their vaccination status, will have to take RT-PCR upon reaching the airports in the state.

Travellers from other countries have to observe 14-day self-monitoring if they test negative in the test. Besides the RT-PCR test, samples of travellers from countries such as UK, South Africa, Brazil, Europe, Middle East, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be sent for testing the presence of virus mutation.

03/10/21 New Indian Express

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