New covid guidelines For Foreign Arrivals: No RT-PCR, quarantine:


Finally, a piece of news that feels like honey to the ears is on the way! New Covid guidelines:

The Government of India has issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines for international passengers arriving in the country from February 14.

The government now removes the compulsion of 7-day isolation after negative tests at the airport.

“All travellers will self-monitor their health for the next 14 days of arrival. In case the travelers under self-health monitoring, develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19. They must immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call the National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.”

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Previously it was mandatory to self isolate ourselves for the next 7 days after testing negative at the airport.


The Ministry of Health has issued revised guidelines for International arrivals guidelines to come in effect from 14th February. The Ministry urges to Follow these diligently, stay safe, and strengthen India’s hands in the fight against Covid-19.” Union Health Minister tweeted.

“Besides uploading negative RT-PCR report (taken 72 hrs prior to journey), option to upload a certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination provided from countries on a reciprocal basis. 14 days Self-Monitoring post-arrival as against 7 days Home Quarantine as was mandatory earlier. The Need for undertaking the RT-PCR test on the 8th day and uploading the same on the Air Suvidha portal is dispensed

The latest guidelines also mention,’ the mandatory 72-hour report of RT-PCR is not required anymore’ and the travellers can show their full Vaccination Certificate.

A random sampling of 2% of International arrivals from all countries will be undertaken on landing. The revised guidelines state that travellers can give a sample and are allowed to leave the airport.

The government has also removed the ‘At Risk’ marking for various countries with high Omicron caseloads.


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