New travel rules for international arrivals in India
All travellers coming from abroad to India will undergo mandatory home isolation for a week from yesterday.
The seven-day home quarantine will be followed by an RT-PCR test on the eighth day.
The guidelines will come into force from January 11 and will remain effective till further government orders.
As per the existing rules, which have been retained in the revised guidelines, travellers coming from countries specified as “at-risk” have to submit samples for Covid testing on arrival and then are required to wait for the results at the airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
Those who test positive will be sent to an isolation facility.
If they test negative, they need to undergo home quarantine for seven days and then get the RT-PCR test done on the 8th day. If again negative, they have to further self-monitor their health for the next seven days.
They are also required to upload the results of the RT-PCR test conducted on the 8th day on the Air Suvidha portal (to be monitored by the respective states/UTs).