Defined: Journey restrictions imposed by states amid Omicron scare


The entire variety of Omicron instances in India rose to 578 on Monday because the nation witnessed its highest spike. The 578 instances have been detected throughout 19 states and UTs with Delhi recording the utmost variety of 142 instances adopted by Maharashtra at 141, Kerala 57, Gujarat 49, Rajasthan 43 and Telangana 41.

From Delhi to Maharashtra, we check out the journey guidelines imposed by the assorted state governments in view of the Covid-19 menace.


Amid the Omicron scare, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, on Friday, had issued tips for individuals flying to Delhi.

In accordance with the rule, random pattern assortment will probably be executed for passengers arriving from states the place there was a spurt in quantity for Covid-19 instances. Passengers will probably be allowed to exit solely after their samples have been collected. Thermal screening will even be executed for all passengers upon arrival. If somebody is travelling on a connecting flight and never leaving the airport in transit station, the rules of the ultimate vacation spot could be relevant for them.

Passengers who’re discovered constructive will probably be quarantined at dwelling or Covid care centres for 10 days. Worldwide travellers ought to submit a self-declaration type on the net Air Suvidha portal earlier than the scheduled journey. In addition they must add a unfavourable Covid-19 RT-PCR report. The check ought to have been performed inside 72 hours earlier than enterprise the journey.

Passengers originating or transiting from at-risk international locations will probably be knowledgeable by the airways that they are going to bear post-arrival testing, quarantine if examined unfavourable and stringent isolation. The passengers will submit samples post-arrival which. If examined unfavourable, they are going to bear necessary 7-day quarantine and be re-tested on the eighth day. In the event that they check unfavourable once more, then they are going to self-monitor for one more 7 days.

Worldwide passengers coming from non-at-risk international locations will probably be allowed to depart the airport and shall self-monitor their well being for 14 days.


Excessive-risk worldwide flyers shall need to bear RT-PCR assessments on arrival on the respective worldwide airports and shall bear necessary 7-day “institutional quarantine” with a second check to be carried out on the seventh day. If any of the assessments are discovered to be constructive, he/she shall be shifted to a hospital with Covid-19 remedy services. If the check result’s unfavourable, the passenger must bear dwelling quarantine for 7 extra days.

Within the case of home air travellers, passengers will both need to be totally vaccinated or carry an RT-PCR unfavourable certificates which ought to be no more than 72 hours previous.


The Mumbai civic physique on Friday made seven days’ dwelling quarantine necessary for passengers arriving from Dubai. In accordance with the rules, all arriving passengers from Dubai, who’re Mumbai residents, will compulsorily bear seven days of dwelling quarantine.

There will probably be no want for an RT-PCR check on arrival if they’re totally vaccinated. The civic physique stated the ward warfare room will contact the passengers in dwelling quarantine for seven days, and an RT-PCR check will probably be executed on the seventh day. If the check is unfavourable, the traveller must self-monitor for seven extra days. “If the check is constructive, they are going to be shifted to institutional quarantine as per the present tips for the worldwide traveller,” BMC stated.

For travellers residing in cities apart from Mumbai, the collector will organize transportation for such passengers. Travellers won’t be allowed to take public transport.

West Bengal

Travellers from different states should carry unfavourable RT-PCR reviews, the assessments for which have been performed no more than 72 hours earlier than their journey. These arriving within the state from Omicron-hit nations need to spend seven days in isolation.

Instructions have additionally been given to arrange a particular ward on the government-run Beleghata ID Hospital, particularly for sufferers who check constructive for Omicron.


Worldwide flyers arriving within the state must mandatorily bear RT-PCR assessments and stay in dwelling quarantine for seven days. If examined constructive, the pattern will probably be despatched for genomic sequencing and they are going to be admitted to a separate isolation facility. They are going to be discharged on the discretion of the treating doctor if the genomic sequencing is unfavourable for the Omicron variant.

For travellers coming from international locations excluding these enlisted because the “at-risk” ones, a random pattern of 5 per cent of travellers with unfavourable outcomes will bear RT-PCR testing on arrival.

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Jammu and Kashmir

Foreigners flying to Kashmir must bear RT-PCR assessments on the airport. These testing constructive could be shifted to a quarantine facility and their contacts will probably be traced and examined.

Folks from ‘at-risk’ nations who check unfavourable will, nonetheless, need to be in dwelling quarantine for seven days. They’d be examined once more on Day 8, and if unfavourable, will probably be suggested to self-monitor for a minimum of two weeks.

Travellers from different international locations would even be requested to observe themselves rigorously for a minimum of two weeks.


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