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COVID DATA January 20, 2022 INDIA: New Cases: 3,17,532 Total Cases: 3,82,18,773 New Deaths: 491 (including old unreported deaths) Total Deaths: 4,87,693 New Tests: 19,35,180 Total Tests: 70,93,56,830 New Vax: 73,38,592 Total Vax: 159,67,55,879 Hot Spot States (daily deaths above 10) Assam: New Deaths: 15 Total Deaths: 6,248 Bengal: New Deaths: 38 Total Deaths: 20,193 Bihar: New Deaths: 11 Total Deaths: 12,156 Delhi: New Deaths: 35 Total Deaths: 25,460 Gujarat: New Deaths: 12 Total Deaths: 10,186 Haryana: New Deaths: 12 Total Deaths: 10,136 Jharkhand: New Deaths: 12 Total Deaths: 5,225 Karnataka: New Deaths: 21 Total Deaths: 38,486 Kerala: New Deaths: 49 Old Unreported Deaths: 85 TPR 37.17% Total Deaths: 51,160 Maharashtra: New Deaths: 49 Total Deaths: 1,41,934 Punjab: New Deaths: 29 Total Deaths: 16,846 Rajasthan: New Deaths: 12 Total Deaths: 9,031 Tamil Nadu: New Deaths: 35 Total Deaths: 37,073 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    
Omicron covid: 7-day home quarantine for all international travellers from Tuesday
India has made a 7-day home quarantine compulsory for all international travellers coming in from both 'at-risk' and 'not at risk’ countries. Those arriving from or transiting via 'at-risk' countries will have to follow additional stringent conditions like RT-PCR testing and quarantine in isolation facility if found positive on arrival. The new guidelines will take effect from January 11.

NEW DELHI, Jan 9: With Omicron covid cases showing a steep rise all over the world, India has made it compulsory for all international travellers coming into the country to undergo a 7-day home quarantine. The new guidelines will take effect from January 11, according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. International travellers arriving through seaports/land ports will also have to undergo the same protocol.

Those transiting via or starting from 'at-risk' countries will be informed by airlines (or others as the case may be) that they will have to take the test for covid on arrival and will undergo quarantine as per the protocol.

Travellers coming from specified countries at risk will undergo covid test at the place of arrival. The testing fee will be paid by the traveller. If tested positive for covid, stringent isolation protocols will be followed and if the result is negative they can isolate themselves in home quarantine for 7 days for observation.

The travellers will have to wait till the result is known for leaving the airport or taking a connecting flight. Those testing negative will go in home quarantine for 7 days and shall undertake another RT-PCR test on the 8th day. They will also upload the result on the Air Suvidha portal. They will further self-monitor their health for the next 7 days too. The samples of those testing positive will also be sent for genome sequencing. Their contacts will be kept in monitored home quarantine.

A self-declaration form has to be filled and uploaded on the Air Suvidha portal. before starting the jpurney. A negative covid test report taken within 72 hours of the start of journey also needs to be uploaded.

GO TO: Air Suvidha portal

SEE: Revised Guidelines notification

Also SEE: Algorithm for revised guidelines

Check: List of countries at risk

The following are the guidelines for travellers arriving from countries at risk:

  • Submission of sample for post-arrival covid test at the point of arrival (self-paid).
  • Such travellers will be required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
  • If tested negative they will follow home quarantine for 7 days and shall undertake RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India
  • Travellers shall also be required to upload results of repeat RT-PCR test for COVID-19 done on the 8th day on Air Suvidha portal (to be monitored by the respective States/UTs).
  • If negative, they will further self-monitor their health for next 7 days.
  • However, if such travellers are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.
  • They shall be managed at isolation facility and treated as per laid down standard protocol including contact tracing.
  • The contacts of such positive case should be kept under home quarantine monitored strictly by the concerned State Government as per laid down protocol.

The guidelines for travellers arriving from 'not-at-risk’ countries:

  • A sub-section (2% of the total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.
  • These 2% of such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines (preferably from different countries).
  • Laboratories shall prioritize testing of samples from such travellers.
  • All travellers (including those 2% who were selected for random testing on arrival and were found negative) will undergo home quarantine for 7 days and shall undertake RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India.
  • Travellers shall also be required to upload results of repeat RT-PCR test for COVID-19 done on the 8th day on Air Suvidha portal (to be monitored by the respective States/UTs).
  • If negative, they will further self-monitor their health for next 7 days.
  • However, if such travellers are tested positive, their samples should be further sent for genomic testing at INSACOG laboratory network.
  • They shall be managed at isolation facility and treated as per laid down standard protocol including contact tracing.

The new guidelines supersede all other previous guidelines, said the Ministry.

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