New Delhi: With the rising concerns over Omicron Covid variant across the globe including India, strict travel curbs and restrictions are put in place in a bid to avoid the spread of the virus.Also Read - West Indies U-19 Get Two COVID-19 Replacements
So far in India, only two cases of Omicron variant have been found in Karnataka. The Health Ministry has urged people not to panic and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. Also Read - Global Tourism Not Possible Just Yet, UN Experts Say 'Omicron Variant Will Disrupt The Recovery'
For the convenience of our readers, here we have curated a list of state-wise Covid-related travel guidlines for the people planning to travel within the country amid the Covid variant Omicron scare, which is dubbed as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Also Read - Is Omicron Really Mild? Doctors Worldwide Are Saying The Otherwise
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- All international travellers should submit self-declaration form on the online ‘Air Suvidha’ portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) before their scheduled travel, including details of last 14 days.
- A negative RT-PCR report should also be uploaded and the test should have been conducted 72 hours prior to the journey, as per the central government guidelines.
- Uttarakhand government has announced that people arriving in the state will have to undergo mandatory tests. If positive or symptomatic, they will be quarantined for 14 days.
- All Covid-19 samples will be sent to Government Medical College in Dehradun for genome sequencing.
Officials will also conduct random testing on the state’s borders.
- District authorities will test all healthcare and frontline workers in accordance with the latest ICMR guidelines.
Jammu and Kashmir
- RT-PCR test of all international passengers arriving at Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar Airport would be conducted, followed by a seven-day home quarantine for those who test negative.
- The passenger will then be retested on the eighth day of home quarantine or whenever they develop symptoms during the course of quarantine.
- If the report of RT-PCR comes negative, they will self-monitor for one more week at strict home quarantine.
- The state government has said that international travellers arriving in the state will have to mandatorily undergo RT-PCR test and be in seven days home quarantine.
- Those who are negative will be home quarantined for seven days. Those who are symptomatic and negative will have to undergo testing at home on the fifth day.
- Those who are asymptomatic will be tested on the seventh day. If positive, they will be immediately hospitalized and treated separately.