All international passengers entering India will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine of 14 days, according to new guidelines issued by India’s Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare.
■ Before boarding, all travellers to give undertaking that they will undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days – 7 days paid institutional quarantine at own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.
■ Home quarantine may be permitted for exceptional and compelling reasons. Use of Aarogya Setu app shall be mandatory in such cases.
■ All passengers shall be advised to download Arogya Setu app on their mobile devices.
■ At the time of boarding the flight/ ship, only asymptomatic travelers will be allowed to board after thermal screening.
■ Self-declaration form in duplicate shall be filled by the person in the flight/ship and a copy of the same will be given to Health and Immigration officials present at the port of entry. The form may also be made available on Aarogya Setu app.
■ Suitable precautionary measures to be ensured, including wearing of masks, social distancing and hand hygiene.
■ On arrival, thermal screening of all passengers to be carried out by the health officials present at the port of entry.
■ The remaining passengers shall be taken to suitable institutional quarantine facilities, to be arranged by the respective State/ UT Governments.
■ These passengers shall be kept under institutional quarantine for a minimum period of 7 days. If they test positive, they shall be assessed clinically.