India revises its international travel guidelines amid Omicron scare
New Delhi : The Union Health Ministry on Sunday revised the guidelines for international arrivals in India, which will come to effect from December 1 onwards. According to the revised guidelines, passengers are required to fill last 14 days travel details and a negative RT-PCR report needs to be uploaded on Air Suvidha app before the journey.
As per Health Ministry's guidelines, travellers from 'countries at-risk' will need to take Covid test post arrival and wait for the results at the airport. If tested negative, they'll follow home quarantine for seven days.
A re-test needs to be done on the eighth day and re-monitor them for the next seven days.
Travellers from countries excluding the 'countries at risk' will be allowed to leave the airport and should self-monitor their health for 14 days. A sub-section (5% of total flight passengers) should undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.
Till Saturday, passengers who were considered 'at risk' were from the countries South Africa, China, Botswana, those in Europe including the UK, Brazil, Israel, Bangladesh, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Israel and Hong Kong.
Earlier on Saturday, the central government had said that they will review the resumption of international flights as announced by PM Narendra Modi.
The Centre said it will take a decision on the effective date for resumption of commercial international passenger flights after reviewing the "evolving global scenario" over Omicron variant of coronavirus.
On Friday, the Indian authorities had announced the resumption of commercial international flights from December 15 onwards.