Thursday, February 10, 2022

Centre revises international travel guidelines; no home quarantine for foreign arrivals

The Centre on Thursday revised its guidelines for international arrivals in the wake of an improvement in the COVID situation, recommending self-monitoring of 14 days against the current seven days of home quarantine. It also removed the 'at risk' category of countries introduced when the Omicron variant emerged. The new guidelines will come into effect from February 14. The central government has also stressed the "need to monitor the continuously changing" COVID-19 virus but also acknowledged that "economic activities need to be taken up in an unhindered manner".

As per the guidelines, all international passengers travelling to India must submit complete and factual information in the self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha Portal ( ) before the scheduled travel, including travel details of the last 14 days.

They must also upload a negative RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours of the travel date. Alternatively, they can also upload a certificate confirming they have received both vaccine doses.

The airlines and agencies concerned should provide the Dos and Don'ts to the travellers along with their tickets. Airlines are only allowed to board those passengers who have filled all details in the above self-declaration form and present their RT-PCR test report or vaccination certificate, the guidelines added.

10/02/22 News Nine

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