International travellers could search exemption from necessary institutional quarantine

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 2

International travellers arriving in India could also be exempted from going by means of necessary institutional quarantine offered they submit a destructive RT-PCR report on arrival, says the Ministry of Civil Aviation quoting heath ministry tips, which is able to come into impact from August 8, 2020.

In the rules the well being ministry stated, “Travellers may seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration.”

Each passenger shall additionally submit a declaration “with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, if found otherwise”, it stated, including that the check report “could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India”.

Under the brand new tips all travellers “should submit self-declaration form on the online portal ( at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. “They should also give an undertaking on the portal that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health,” the order stated.

It additional stated just for compelling causes/instances of human misery equivalent to being pregnant, loss of life in household, severe sickness and father or mother(s) with youngsters of the age of 10 years or beneath, dwelling quarantine could also be permitted for 14 days.

After arriving within the nation and going by means of thermal screening in India, if a passenger checks optimistic, she or he shall be assessed clinically below these factors: a. if the passenger is assessed as asymptomatic/pre-symptomatic/very gentle instances, she or he shall be allowed dwelling isolation or remoted within the Covid Care Centre (each public & non-public amenities) as acceptable; b. these having gentle/average/extreme signs shall be admitted to devoted Covid Health amenities and managed accordingly.

“Furthermore, all passengers shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices and only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board the flight after going through thermal screening.” 


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