The central government Thursday released the new guidelines for international arrivals. The new guidelines removed the tag of ‘At-risk’ countries from many countries which were specified during the 3rd wave of Omicron Variant. The passengers were recommended to self-monitor themselves for 7 to 14 days and should follow 7 – day home quarantine.
The new rules for International arriving passengers will come into effect from 14th Feb 2022 said the union ministry of health.
“Before taking a negative RT-PCR report (prior to 72 hrs before the journey), passengers have to upload a full vaccinated certificate which is not compulsorily provided from the respective country of vaccination. The list of countries removed from ‘at-risk’ countries is mentioned below the article.
Recomendations of Center
The center has recommended 14 days of self-monitoring of a passenger rather than 7 days quarantine. If the passenger has any symptoms of covid-19 then he has to report it to the nearest health facility or the state helpline.
Documents on Arrival
The Centre has set the guidelines that a passenger traveling from abroad should carry a self-declaration form online (available at Air Suvidha web portal) including the travel history of the last 14 days. The passenger should carry a negative RT-PCR test taken not before 72 hours.
What if passenger is having Symptoms?
If the passenger traveled from abroad and found some symptoms of Covid-19 during the 14 days of self-quarantine then the person will be immediately quarantined and tested. Contact tracing will be carried out if the person is found to be Covid-Positive.
Removal of ‘At-Risk’ tag
The list of countries whose ‘at-risk’ statues got removed by the center are as follows:
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- San mario
- Saudi Arab
- Sierra Leone
- Slovak Republic
- Sri Lanka
- United states of America