All international arrivals must undergo mandatory seven-day home quarantine upon arrival in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced Friday, January 7.
Following this, they would have to undergo an RT-PCR test on the eighth day of arrival. The Ministry updated rules for India-bound travellers in view of the rising prevalence of the Omicron variant. The new standard operating procedure shall be made effective from January 11 onwards.
The Ministry confirmed children under five years were exempted from both pre-and post-arrival testing. “However, if found symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or during the home quarantine period, they shall undergo testing and treated as per laid down protocol,” stated the revised list of guidelines.