Travelling to India from the United States. - COVID-19 Rules
As of February, 2022, due to the escalating cases of COVID-19 in India, the United States of America has advised its people to reconsider travelling to the country. The current travel warning comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a level-three Travel Health Notice for India in response to an increase in COVID-19 infections. Due to the surge of the new variant of the COVID-19 virus, India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation formulated new and reformed guidelines. In short, the guidelines state that:
i) Travellers planning to visit India must get COVID tested 48 hours before boarding the flight.
ii) Upon landing in India, travellers will be allowed to leave the airport on the condition that the travellers will self-monitor their health for 14 days. To this effect, it has been recommended to pre-arrange quarantine facilities.
iii) 2% of the passengers of an on-arrival flight will be tested at random at the airport. The cost of the testing of such passengers shall be borne by the passengers themselves.
iv)If passengers under home quarantine or self-health monitoring exhibit signs and associated symptoms of COVID-19, or are tested positive again, they should self-isolate and notify their closest health facility, or contact the National Support Line (1075)/State Helpline Number.
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