Digital Desk: India revised its international passenger travel guidelines on Thursday. According to the revised guidelines, the 14-day statutory quarantine has been eliminated in favour of a self-monitoring period for overseas passengers."For the next 14 days after arrival, all travellers will self-monitor their health. Suppose travellers under self-health monitoring acquire signs and symptoms suggestive of covid-19. In that case, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call the national helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number." the revised order stated.The revised air travels rules are:
The order stated that international travellers coming by seaports/land ports would have to follow the same routine as above, except that online registration is unavailable for such passengers.
On arrival at seaports/land ports, such travellers shall submit the self-declaration form to the appropriate authorities of the government of India.
All overseas travellers will be subjected to thermal screening by health experts stationed at the airport. In addition, the online self-declaration form must be shown to the airport health officials.
According to health procedures, international travellers who are symptomatic during screening will be segregated and transported to a medical facility. If they are found to be positive, their contacts will be identified and addressed according to policy.
On arrival at the airport, a sub-section of the passengers (2 per cent of the total) will be subjected to random post-arrival testing. The aircraft responsible for each passenger must identify such passengers (ideally from different countries). They will submit the samples and will be allowed to release from the airport.
If such travellers test positive, their samples should be transferred to the INSACOG laboratory network for genomic testing. They will be treated/isolated in accordance with the established standard protocol.
Before boarding a journey to India, fill out a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal with complete and accurate information, including the latest 14 days' travel details. Take a printout of the completed online form as well.
Upload a covid-19 RT-PCR data that is negative or a comprehensive vaccination certificate. The test should have been completed within 72 hours of leaving for the trip.