What fliers need to know
* Travellers need to submit a self declaration form on Air Suvidha portal; upload -ve RT-PCR report (conducted 72 hours prior to travel), and a declaration of authenticity of the report, and download Arogya setu app
* Airlines need to ascertain fulfillment of these conditions
* Thermal screening & copy of self-declaration
* RT-PCR tests mandatory for passengers arriving/transiting from ‘at-risk’ countries. They will be allowed to leave/transit only aftera -ve result. 7-day home quarantine even if tested negative; re-test on 8th day. Genomic testing, isolation for those testing +ve
* Random 2% passengers arriving from not-at-risk countries to be tested; passengers advised self-monitoring at home for 14 days
* exemption from post-arrival testing only if a person is travelling from a not at-risk country and has only a transit (without leaving immigration) in at-risk country before taking the destination flight
* Same rules apply to those arriving at seaports/land ports; self-declaration form must on arrival
* Children under 5 exempted from pre- and post-arrival testing. If symptomatic, testing & treatment as per SOP
What states are doing
*The state has declared six “ultra-risk” nations — South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lasotho, Zimbabwe and Eswatini. Passengers from these countries will have to undergo institutional quarantine under the revised airport rules.
* 7-day institutional quarantine for travellers arriving in the state from ‘at-risk’ countries; RT-PCR test on second, fourth and seventh day of the arrival for such passengers; if last test is negative, the passenger will then have to undergo seven-day home quarantine
* Passengers from other countries will have to undergo a compulsory RT-PCR test on arrival, and then undergo 14-day home quarantine, even if test result is negative. Passengers testing positive will be transferred to a hospital.
* BMC circular says all domestic passengers landing at the city airport have to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours.
Both the cases detected in India are from Karnataka. Those arriving from abroad to be tested on arrival; seven days home quarantine must.
RT-PCR test must for arriving passengers at Bhopal if they are unable to give a recent test report
Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu divisional commissioner directs concerned officers to access data from the Air Suvidha portal for early detection of passengers coming from ‘at-risk’ countries
* Random testing on the state’s borders
* All healthcare and frontline workers to be tested
* District and block level control rooms to be operational 24X7 with a dedicated helpline number.
* bed occupancy and drug availability status should be updated on covid19.uk.gov.in and https://cdashboard.dcservices.in/, respectively
* Contact tracing/home isolation monitoring teams reactivated
Apart from implementing Central guidelines, LNJP Hospital earmarked for treating those infected by the new Omicron variant of coronavirus