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14 day quarantine mandatory for international travellers: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Sunday issued guidelines for international arrivals, saying that before boarding, all travellers shall give an undertaking that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

powered by Rubicon Project The guidelines come a day after Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said India will try to restart a good percentage of international passenger flights before August. 14 day quarantine mandatory for international travellers All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25.

UP to home quarantine air travellers, outsiders on brief visit exempted While domestic flights will resume from Monday, international flights remain suspended. Before boarding, all travellers shall give an undertaking that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health, the guidelines said.

Only for exceptional and compelling reasons such as cases of human distress, pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) accompanied by children below 10 years, as assessed by the receiving states, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days, they said. Use of Aarogya Setu application shall be mandatory in such cases, the guidelines said.

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