The Covid-19 cases have been increasing at an alarming rate
To contain the rising Covid-19 cases, India has put out tighter restrictions on International Travellers. This applies to travellers arriving at its airports and other ports of entry beginning 11th January.
A week long home quarantine is mandatory for all International travellers arriving in India from 11th January. Unlike before, only those who tested positive were sent for home isolation.
Under the new guidelines announced by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare here today, all others will have to take an RT-PCR test on the eighth day of arrival in India after completing one week of home quarantine.
The results of these tests will have to be uploaded on a government portal and will be monitored by local governments where they reside.
Children under five years of age are exempt from both arrival and post-arrival testing unless they are found to be symptomatic for COVID-19.