COVID-19 revised rules: Foreigners coming to India need not stay at isolation centres on testing positive

According to the revised 'Guidelines for International Arrivals' released on Thursday, the new norm will apply from 22 January till further order

Press Trust of India January 21, 2022 15:51:00 IST
COVID-19 revised rules: Foreigners coming to India need not stay at isolation centres on testing positive

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New Delhi: Travellers arriving in India from any country who will test positive for COVID-19 shall be treated/isolated as per the laid down standard protocol and will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation facility, authorities have said.

According to the revised Guidelines for International Arrivals' released on Thursday, the new norm will apply from 22 January till further order. The rest of the provisions have remained the same in the revised guidelines.

The existing guidelines state that travellers coming from any country including those considered at-risk shall be managed at an isolation facility and treated as per laid down standard protocol.

The revised guidelines removed the clause that mandated staying at an isolation facility upon arrival.

Passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility as per health protocol.

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

Foreign arrivals who test positive will still have to undergo home quarantine for seven days even after they test negative and undertake RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India.

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