The Centre on Wednesday issued new pointers for worldwide arrivals as mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 unfold the world over. These will supersede all pointers issued since August 2, 2020. In view of 5 circumstances of Covid-19 brought on by mutant variants rising in South Africa and Brazil being present in India, the Union Well being Ministry yesterday stated that it was in discussions with the Civil Aviation Ministry to see if the technique of controlling air site visitors from the 2 nations, as was finished following the detection of the UK variant, could possibly be applied right here as properly.
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- This Normal Working Process shall be legitimate w.e.f. 22nd February 2021 (23.59 Hrs IST) until additional orders,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation stated in a press release on Wednesday.
- The guideines have been divided in three sections primarily based on the origin of journey.
- All worldwide travellers besides these coming via flights originating from United Kingdom, Europe and Center East will likely be required to submit a self-declaration type on the net ‘Air Suvidha’ portal earlier than the scheduled journey.
- They’d additionally must add a destructive Covid-19 RT-PCR check report. This check ought to have been performed inside 72 hours previous to endeavor the journey.
- “Every passenger shall additionally submit a declaration with respect to authenticity of the report and will likely be responsible for legal prosecution, if discovered in any other case,” the rules stated.
- In accordance with the rules, all worldwide travellers coming or transiting via flights originating from the UK, Europe and Center East need to moreover submit a Self-Declaration Type (SDF) for Covid on the net ‘Air Suvidha’ portal earlier than the scheduled journey and will likely be required to declare their journey historical past of the previous 14 days.
- “Whereas filling SDF, other than offering all different info required within the SDF, passengers want to pick: Whether or not they plan to disembark on the arrival airport or take additional flights to achieve their last vacation spot in India.”
- “Based mostly on this choice, the receipt of SDF will show ‘T’ (Transit) in simply readable and larger font than different textual content. The passengers might want to show this receipt to the state authority or authorities officers on the airport for segregation.”
- As per the rules, travellers from the UK, Brazil and South Africa taking connecting flights from the worldwide airport they land at should give a pattern at designated space and exit the airport solely after affirmation of destructive check report which can take 6-Eight hours.
- “These transit travellers from UK, Brazil and South Africa who’re discovered destructive on testing on the airport shall be allowed to take their connecting flights and can be suggested quarantine at residence for 7 days and usually adopted up by the involved state or district IDSP.”
- “These travellers shall be examined after 7 days and if destructive, launched from quarantine, and proceed to watch their well being for an extra 7 days.”
(With inputs from IANS)