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"The government has taken this decision as these countries have been witnessing a sustained and significant decline in the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in the last four weeks," Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.

Isolation not mandatory for travellers from foreign testing COVID positive

Travellers, arriving in India from other countries, who will test positive for COVID-19 shall be treated/isolated as per the laid down standard protocol and will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation facility.

According to the revised Guidelines for International Arrivals released on Thursday, the new norm will apply from January 22 till further order.

The rest of the provisions have remained the same in the revised guidelines.

The existing guidelines state that travellers coming from any country, including from those considered at-risk, shall be managed at isolation facility and treated as per laid down standard protocol.

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The revised guidelines removed the clause that mandated staying at isolation facility upon arrival.

Passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility as per health protocol.

If tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed as per protocol.

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Foreign arrivals who test positive will still have to undergo home quarantine for seven days, even after they test negative, and undertake RT-PCR test on the eight day of their arrival in India.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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