New Delhi, November 28: On Sunday In the middle of rising threats of new covid-19 variant, Omicron, the Union Health Ministry revised the guidelines for international arrivals in India will be effective from December 1. The government has remandate the submitting 14 days travel details, uploading negative .RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha portal before the journey.
As per Health Ministry’s guidelines, the travellers from ‘countries at-risk’ will need to take COVID-19 test post arrival and wait for results at airport. If tested negative they’ll follow, home quarantine for 7 days.
It is important to note that re-test will be done on the 8th day & if negative, the traveller will have to further go to self-monitor for next 7 days.
Here are some of the important details:
Planning for Travel
- All travellers should Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details.
- Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report*. This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
- Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise.
- They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
- Continuing with the earlier approach, travellers from certain specified Countries (based on epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in those Countries) are identified for additional follow up. And the rest additional measures are given below-