No 7-Day Home Quarantine for International Arrivals: What Are the Latest Rules?

What are the guidelines on international arrival? Are there guidelines before boarding? Here is all you need to know

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The Union Ministry of Health on Thursday, 10 February, issued revised guidelines for international arrivals, recommending 14-day self-monitoring post arrival as against seven days home quarantine, which was mandated earlier.

What are the guidelines on international arrivals? Are there additional guidelines before boarding? Here is all you need to know:

When will the guidelines come into effect?

The guidelines will come into effect from 14 February.

What are the guidelines for international arrivals?

On arrival, all international travellers shall:

  • Go through thermal screening at the airport.

  • Follow 14-days self-monitoring post-arrival.

What if the travellers/passengers show symptoms during thermal checking?

Travellers/passengers found to be symptomatic during thermal screening will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility.


What if the travellers develop symptoms during self-monitoring?

If travellers under self-health monitoring post-arrival develop symptoms, they will be required to:

  • Immediately self-isolate.

  • Report to the nearest health facility.

Are there separate guidelines for travellers from "at-risk" countries?

No. The demarcation of countries ‘at-risk’ and other countries has been removed for now.

What are the guidelines before travelling?

While planning for travel, all travellers should submit the following on the online Air Suvidha portal:

  • Complete and factual information in a self-declaration form before the scheduled travel.

  • A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report, conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey, or

  • Upload certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination.

Are there additional guidelines before boarding?

At the time of boarding the flight, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board after thermal screening.

If tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed as per protocol.

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