India Travel update Revise International rule due to Omicron for Arrivals
stringent quarantine policy.
Ministry of Family & Health Welfare (MoHFW) has revised guidelines for international arrivals in India. As per the reports, these will come into effect starting from January 11, 2022. As per the rules, Guests originating/transiting from ‘at-risk’ countries, will now have to undergo ‘stringent isolation’ if they test positive on arrival.
Above rule move comes in the wake of rising cases of new variant, Omicron, in India. Those Guests transiting or originating via countries that are classified as ‘at risk’, shall have to be informed by the airline companies that they will be required to undergo post-arrival testing at Indian airports, and undergo quarantine as per the protocol. Also note, All international Arrival passengers will not be allowed to exit the airport before the test results.
Further, International Guests to India will need to register on Air Suvidha portal, and self-declare all their travel details; upload the negative report of COVID-19 that has been obtained within 72 hours; declare its authenticity; and msut submit an undertaking that they would abide by the decision of appropriate authority to undergo quarantine as per the revised guidelines.
arrival in India, including post-arrival testing (Countries at-risk)
2. South Africa
8. New Zealand
11. Hong Kong
situation of COVID-19 in these countries including circulation of Variants of Concern.