New Delhi: On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, issued revised guidelines for international passengers, arriving in India. The new orders will be implemented from August 8, 2020.
According to the new guidelines, all travelers are required to submit self-declaration form on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in), 72 hours prior to the scheduled travel.
“If they wish to seek such exemption, they shall apply to the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final,” it stated.
Further, the order stated that the passengers are required to give an undertaking on the portal that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.
“Only for compelling reasons/ cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) with children of the age of 10 years or below, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days,” it added.
“Travelers may also seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RTPCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration,” it stated, among others.