The Union Health Ministry updated the criteria for international arrivals on Thursday, proposing that all travelers self-monitor their health for the next 14 days, rather than the previously obligatory 7-day home quarantine.
The revised standards, which will take effect on February 14, have also abolished the distinction between 'at risk' and other countries.
The boundary between 'at-risk' countries and other countries has been erased. As a result, there is no need to collect samples at the port of entry and wait for the results from 'at-risk' countries," stated Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in a tweet.
He also announced in a series of tweets that the need for an RT-PCR test on the eighth day and uploading the results to the Air Suvidha portal is no longer necessary," said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
He also stated in a series of tweets that the need for an RT-PCR test on the eighth day and uploading the results to the Air Suvidha portal is no longer necessary...
On arrival, 2% of international travelers from all countries will be randomly sampled. After providing the sample, passengers are free to depart the airport.
If travelers experience signs and symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 while self-monitoring their health, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call the national helpline number (1075)/state helpline number, according to the revised instructions.
Passengers who are found to be sick during post-arrival screening will be segregated and transferred to a medical facility according to health procedure. If they test positive, their contacts must be identified and dealt with according to protocol, as outlined in the updated recommendations.