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14-Day Historical past, Other New Rules For International Travellers: Full Text

14-Day History, Other New Rules For International Travellers: Full Text

The Well being Ministry revised worldwide journey guidelines in view of ‘Omicron’ (File)

New Delhi:

The Centre at the moment introduced a revised set of pointers for worldwide travellers amid renewed fears over a brand new Covid variant ‘Omicron’ – categorized as a variant of concern by the World Well being Organisation.

All worldwide passengers should submit 14 days’ journey historical past and add adverse Covid check outcomes on the federal government’s Air Suvidha portal, the federal government mentioned. The brand new pointers will come into impact from December 1, 2021.

Learn the complete textual content of the revised pointers right here:

The worldwide trajectory of COVID-19 pandemic continues to say no with sure regional variations. The necessity to monitor the repeatedly altering nature of virus and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) should nonetheless stay in focus. The present pointers for worldwide arrivals in India have been formulated taking a risk-based method. The present pointers have been revised in view of reporting of a brand new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529; named Omicron) which has been now categorized as Variant of Concern by the World Well being Group.


This doc gives protocols to be complied with worldwide travellers as nicely these to be adopted by airways, factors of entry (airports, seaports and land border) for threat profiling of passengers.
This Normal Working Process shall be legitimate w.e.f. 1st December 2021 (00.01 Hrs IST) until additional orders. Primarily based on the chance evaluation, this doc shall be reviewed now and again.

A.1. Planning for Journey

i. All travellers ought to
a. Submit self-declaration type on the web Air Suvidha portal
(https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) earlier than the scheduled journey, together with final 14 days journey particulars.
b. Add a adverse COVID-19 RT-PCR report*. This check ought to have been performed inside 72 hrs previous to endeavor the journey.
c. Every passenger shall additionally submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and shall be answerable for felony prosecution, if discovered in any other case.
ii. They need to additionally give an endeavor on the portal or in any other case to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Authorities of India, by involved airways earlier than they’re allowed to undertake the journey that they might abide by the choice of the suitable authorities authority to endure house/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
iii. Persevering with with the sooner method, travellers from sure specified Nations (based mostly on epidemiological state of affairs of COVID-19 in these Nations) are recognized for extra observe up. These embrace want for extra measures as detailed in para (xv) under. The itemizing of such specified Nations is a dynamic train based mostly on the evolving state of affairs of COVID-19 the world over and shall be made obtainable on the web sites of Ministry of Well being & Household Welfare,
(mohfw.gov.in) and the hyperlink of the identical shall be obtainable at web site of Ministry of Exterior Affairs and Air Suvidha Portal.

A.2. Earlier than Boarding

iv. Passengers originating or transiting from at-risk international locations shall learn by the airways that they may endure put up arrival testing, quarantine if examined adverse, stringent isolation protocols if examined optimistic and many others. as talked about in para (xv).
v. Do’s and Don’ts shall be offered together with tickets to the travellers by the airways/companies involved.
vi. Airways to permit boarding by solely these passengers who’ve crammed within the Self Declaration Kind on the Air Suvidha portal, uploaded the adverse RT-PCR check report.
vii. On the time of boarding the flight, solely asymptomatic travellers shall be allowed to board after thermal screening.
viii. All passengers shall be suggested to obtain Aarogya Setu app on their cellular units.

A.3. Throughout Journey

ix. In-flight announcement about COVID-19 together with precautionary measures to be adopted shall be made at airports and in flights and through transit.
x. Throughout in-flight crew shall be certain that COVID acceptable behaviour is adopted always.
xi. If any passenger reviews signs of COVID-19 throughout flight, he/she shall be remoted as per protocol.

A.4. On arrival

xii. De-boarding ought to be achieved guaranteeing bodily distancing.
xiii. Thermal screening could be carried out in respect of all of the passengers by the well being officers current on the airport. The self-declaration type crammed on-line shall be proven to the airport well being workers.
xiv. The passengers discovered to be symptomatic throughout screening shall be instantly remoted and brought to medical facility as per well being protocol. If examined optimistic, their contacts shall be recognized and managed as per laid down protocol.
xv. Travellers from specified Nations in danger [as mentioned in para (iii) above] will observe the protocol as detailed under:

  • Submission of pattern for post-arrival COVID-19 check* on the level of arrival (self-paid). Such travellers shall be required to attend for his or her check outcomes on the arrival airport earlier than leaving or taking a connecting flight.
  • If examined adverse they may observe, house quarantine for 7 days. Re-test on the eighth day of arrival in India* and if adverse, additional self-monitor of their well being for subsequent 7 days.
  • Nonetheless, if such travellers are examined optimistic, their samples ought to be despatched for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory community.
  • They shall be managed at separate isolation facility and handled as per laid down normal protocol together with contact tracing talked about in para (xiv).
  • The contacts of such optimistic case ought to be stored below institutional quarantine or at house quarantine monitored strictly by the involved State Authorities as per laid down protocol.

xvi. Travellers from Nations excluding these Nations in danger, shall be allowed to go away the airport and shall self-monitor their well being for 14 days’ post-arrival. A sub-section (5% of the full flight
passengers) shall endure post-arrival testing at random on the airport on arrival.
a. The 5% of such travellers in every flight shall be recognized by the involved airways (ideally from totally different international locations).
b. Such travellers shall be escorted by the involved airways/MoCA to the testing space on arrival.
c. The price of testing of such travellers shall be borne by MoCA.
d. Laboratories shall prioritize testing of samples from such travellers.
e. If such travellers are examined optimistic, they shall be managed as per laid down normal protocol and samples could be additional despatched for genomic testing.
xvii. If travellers below house quarantine or self-health monitoring, develop indicators and signs suggestive of COVID-19 or check optimistic for COVID-19 on re-testing, they may instantly self-isolate and report back to their nearest well being facility or name Nationwide helpline quantity (1075)/ State Helpline Quantity.

International travellers arriving at seaports/land ports:

xviii. International travellers arriving by seaports/land ports will even must endure the identical protocol as above, besides that facility for on-line registration isn’t obtainable for such passengers presently.
xix. Such travellers shall submit the self-declaration type to the involved authorities of the Authorities of India at seaports/land ports on arrival.

Kids below 5 years of age are exempted from each pre- and post-arrival testing. Nonetheless, if discovered symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or throughout house quarantine interval, they shall endure testing and handled as per laid down protocol.

Contacts of the suspect case are the co-passengers seated in the identical row, 3 rows in entrance and three rows behind together with recognized Cabin Crew. Additionally, all of the group contacts of these travellers who’ve examined optimistic (throughout house quarantine interval) could be subjected to quarantine for 14 days and examined as per ICMR protocol.


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