Revised guidelines for international arrivals in India in view of new Omicron variant come into effect

In view of reporting of Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19 the Union Health Ministry has revised guidelines for international arrivals in India to be effective from today. The Ministry has mandated submitting 14 days travel details, uploading negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha portal before the journey. The RT-PCR test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

Meanwhile Home Ministry has asked the States and UTs to go for rigorous screening and testing of all international arrivals. It said, these international travelers must also be closely tracked and tested as per Health Ministry’s guidelines and the samples of travelers turning positive are sent to the designated Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium INSACOG Genome Sequencing Laboratories promptly, as per the INSACOG Guidance Document.

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