Health ministry issues revised Covid guidelines for international travellers

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Health on Thursday issued revised Covid-19 guidelines for international travellers. They will no longer have to quarantine at home for a week, but need to self-monitor for 14 days. It will come into force from February 14, reported news agency ANI.

As per the newly revised guidelines, foreign travellers can now choose the option of uploading a certificate of completing the full primary vaccination schedule of Covid-19 from selected 82 countries on a reciprocal basis, besides uploading negative RT-PCR report  (taken 72 hours prior to journey),

The need for undertaking RT-PCR test on the eighth day and uploading the same on Air Suvidha portal has also been dispensed with.

Random sampling of 2 percent of international arrivals from all countries will be undertaken on landing. The revised guidelines stated that travellers can give a sample and are allowed to leave the airport.

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