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Mrunal Manmay Dash

New Delhi: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued new guidelines for international passengers arriving in India, which will come into force from midnight of August 8.

As per the ministry’s guidelines, passengers would have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid/institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days of isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.

Before planning to travel, all travellers should submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled travel.

They should also give an undertaking on the portal that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Travellers can seek exemptions from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival which should have been conducted within 96 hours prior to journey.

Passengers arriving through the land borders would have to undergo the same procedure and only those who are asymptomatic will be allowed to cross the border.

Upon arrival, the passengers with no symptoms/pre-symptomatic/very mild cases will be allowed home isolation or they could be isolated in COVID care centres as deemed fit.

Similarly, those passengers with severe/mild/moderate symptoms will be admitted to dedicated COVID health facilities.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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