Travelers from any country arriving in India who test Covid positive will not be mandatorily managed in an isolation facility from today, but must self-quarantine at home according to protocols, authorities said.
In its revised “Guidelines for International Arrivals” released Thursday, the government said foreign arrivals who test positive must undergo an additional seven days of home quarantine, even after testing negative, and perform an RT-PCR test on the eighth day of arrival in India.
The revised guidelines came into effect today.
Previously, the norm was that travelers coming from any country, including those deemed “risky,” would be managed and treated in an isolation facility according to standard protocols, the government said.
In the revised guidelines, this clause that made it mandatory to stay in ‘isolation facility’ on arrival has been removed.
The government said passengers still showing symptoms during the screening will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility.
If they test positive, their contacts will be identified and managed according to the standards, it said.
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