December 1, UMH revised guidelines for international arrivals in India as Omicron variant

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In view of the outbreak of new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the Union Health Ministry on Sunday revised guidelines for international arrivals in India which will be effective from December 1.

The goverment of India issued a detailed notification regarding the guidelines which mandates submitting 14 days travel details and uploading negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha portal before the journey.

Here's a detailed look at the order issued by the government:

A.1. Planning for Travel All travellers should

Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal ( before the scheduled travel travel, including last 14 days travel details.

Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report". This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.

Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution, found otherwise.

They should also give an undertaking on the portal or otherwise to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of through concerned airlines before they are allowed to undertake the India, journey that they would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.

Continuing with the earlier approach, travellers from certain specified Countries (based on epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in those Countries) are identified for additional follow up. The listing of such specified countries is a dynamic exercise based on evolving situation of COVID-19 across the world and will be made available on the websites of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, (mohfw and the link of the same will be available at website of Ministry of External Affairs and Air Suvidha Portal.

Before Boarding

Passengers originating or transiting from at-risk countries shall be informed by the airlines that they will undergo post arrival testing, quarantine if tested negative, stringent isolation protocols if tested positive.

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