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The Omicron variant, which was first detected in South Africa, has spread to several parts of the globe including India. With the gradual rise in the Omicron Covid-19 variant, several states in the country have issued fresh travel guidelines and revised travel restrictions and quarantine norms. Several states and UTs in India have tightened travel rules for both domestic and international flyers and have made it compulsory for all international passengers to submit 14-day travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on the Air Suvidha portal before the journey.

Club Mahindra is looking forward to your visit to our resorts. We request that before you travel, please check the latest COVID-19 related travel guidelines as issued by the respective State/ local authorities, the same being dynamic.

State-wise travel guidelines for air passengers.

Maharashtra

Night Curfew - Yes (11pm to 5am). 

Lockdown - No

Latest Updates - 

People who have completed the double vaccination or have the mandatory negative RTPCR test report which is not older than 72 hours will only be allowed to enter the state.

  • Passengers from High-Risk countries (coming from South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe) may be deplaned on priority and separate counters will be arranged by respective airport management authorities at all international airports of the State of Maharashtra for their screening and verification.
  • “High-Risk’ Air Passengers” will have to undergo RT-PCR Test immediately on arrival at a respective international airport and shall undergo mandatory 7-day “Institutional Quarantine” with second RT-PCR Test to be carried out on the 7th day.
  • If the RT-PCR Test is found to be positive, then such “High-Risk Air Passenger” shall be shifted to a hospital with COVID-19 Treatment Facilities. In case, the result of the RT-PCR test of the 7th day is negative, such “High Risk” air passenger” “will have to undergo a further 7-day of home quarantine.
  • In the case of domestic air travel, passengers will either have to be fully vaccinated or compulsorily carry an RT-PCR Test certificate showing negative results within 72 hours before boarding.
  • The Mumbai civic body on Friday made seven days’ home quarantine mandatory for passengers arriving from Dubai.

Delhi

Night Curfew - Yes (10pm to 5am)

Weekend Curfew - Yes (10pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Lockdown - No

  • RT-PCR of every traveller arriving from abroad is mandatory at the airport.
  • If tested COVID-19 positive, travellers will have to observe strict isolation and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing.
  • Travellers will be kept at a separate quarantine centre, for which a dedicated ward of 40 beds has been created at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital.
  • If tested negative, travellers will have to observe a 7-day home quarantine. They will be tested again on the eighth day.
  • If the report is negative, passengers will self-monitor for seven days. The cost of the test has to be borne by them.
  • No such restrictions are applicable for passengers arriving from countries other than those on the government’s ‘at-risk’ list. They will, however, be advised to self-monitor their symptoms for 14 days. Random testing will be conducted for 5 percent of such passengers.
  • Random sample collection will be done for passengers arriving from states in India where there has been a spurt in number for Covid-19 cases.
  • The cost of testing such passengers and their samples will be borne by the Civil Aviation Ministry and sent for genome sequencing.
  • Children below 5 years of age will be exempted from this test.
  • In case, a child has symptoms, then he/she will be tested.

Rajasthan

Night Curfew - Yes (11pm to 5am)

Weekend Curfew - Yes (Saturday 11pm to Monday 5am)

  • People coming from abroad will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 in Rajasthan.
  • International travellers have to be in institutional or home quarantine for seven days till test reports come negative for the virus.
  • Domestic travellers arriving in Rajasthan will have to produce COVID-19 double vaccine certificates.
  • Traveller coming to the state has to be fully vaccinated or produce RT-PCR negative test report not older than 72 hours.

Goa

Night Curfew - Yes (11pm to 6am)

  • All travellers entering into the State are to have either Final Covid Vaccination certificate and 15 days have elapsed thereafter OR the negative RT-PCR report from the test conducted from within 72 hours before arrival time
  • In case of arrival from Kerala to Maharashtra, 5 days home quarantine is mandatory.

Kerela

Night Curfew - Yes (10pm to 5am)

E-Pass requirement: Not required. However, registration on the Covid19 Jagratha portal is mandatory for entering into the State.

  • In accordance with the Centre’s travel guidelines, five percent of passengers coming from other countries will be tested randomly at the airports in Kerala.
  • Travellers arriving in the state from ‘high risk’ countries will have to undergo RT-PCR tests. They will be kept under special surveillance.
  • If the passengers’ RT-PCR test report is negative, they will be asked to remain under home quarantine for at least two weeks. In case, the report comes out to be positive, they will be shifted to a treatment centre.

West Bengal

Night Curfew - Movement of people and vehicles and public gatherings of any kind would be prohibited between 10 pm to 5 am. 

  • Travellers from other states in India must carry reports of their RT-PCR tests conducted at most 72 hours before they board the flight.
  • Those arriving from Omicron-hit countries have to spend seven days in quarantine.
  • A special ward at the government-run Beliaghata ID Hospital, especially for patients who test positive for Omicron is likely to be set up.

Uttarakhand

Night Curfew - Yes (10pm to 6am)

Lockdown - No

  • For persons coming to Dehradun District from other states, a report from RT-PCR Test conducted within 72 hours of arrival or vaccination certification of both the doses of Covid vaccine is mandatory.
  • If any traveller coming from outside the state shows symptoms of COVID-19, then he/she should be tested and later put under a 14-day quarantine, if tested positive.

Himachal Pradesh

Night Curfew - Yes (10pm to 5am)

Covid Test Required - No

 

Puducherry

Night Curfew - Yes (11pm to 5am) till January 31st except on Vaikunt Ekadashi.

Diu

Night Curfew - Yes (10:30pm to 6am)

All travellers entering into the UT are to have either a final Covid Vaccination certificate or the negative RT-PCR report from the test conducted within 72 hours before arrival time.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Night Curfew - Yes (9pm to 5am)

Covid Test/ Certificate/ Quarantine Requirement:

All travellers entering the UT are to have either a Final Covid Vaccination certificate OR the negative RT_PCR report from the test conducted within 72 hours before arrival time.

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Karnataka

Night Curfew - Yes (10pm to 5am) 

Weekend Curfew - No

Lockdown - No

  • International flyers arriving in the state will have to mandatorily undergo RT-PCR test. They will have to remain in seven days home quarantine.
  • On international arrivals, if tested positive, the sample will be sent for genomic sequencing and the traveller will be admitted to a separate isolation facility.
  • The traveller will be discharged at the discretion of the treating physician if the genomic sequencing is negative for B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant).
  • For those coming from countries other than the once enlisted as countries at-risk, a random sample of five percent of travellers with negative results will undergo RT-PCR testing on arrival. If tested positive, their samples will be sent for genome sequencing.
  • List of countries from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival include all countries in Europe including the UK; South Africa; Brazil; Bangladesh; Botswana; China; Mauritius; New Zealand; Zimbabwe; Singapore; Hong Kong; and Israel.
  • RT-PCR report from the test conducted within 72 hours of arrival is mandatory for persons arriving into the state from Kerala or Maharashtra, irrespective of their Covid Vaccination Status.

Jammu and Kashmir

  • RT-PCR test is mandatory for all foreign travellers arriving at the Srinagar International Airport.
  • If any person is found Covid-19 positive, he/she will have to undergo institutional quarantine and be treated as per standard protocol.
  • The samples of positive cases will be sent to the designated Genome Sequencing Laboratories (IGSLs).
  • There will be close tracking and testing of the contacts of travellers who have tested positive.
  • Passengers from ‘At-Risk’ nations who test negative will, however, have to be home quarantined for seven days. They should be tested again on day 8, and if tested negative will have to self-monitor for at least two weeks.
  • Travellers coming from countries considered ‘not at risk’ and whose samples have tested negative will be advised to monitor themselves for at least two weeks.

Related Article: Travel Checklist For 2022: Things to Keep in Mind

Tamil Nadu

Night Curfew - Yes (10pm to 5am)

Lockdown -  Yes (On Sundays)

  • RT-PCR test is mandatory for all international flyers arriving at any of the airports in the state from ‘at-risk’ nations.
  • Passengers will remain at the respective airport until their RT-PCR test results come negative.
  • Random sampling will be conducted for travellers coming from countries other than ‘at-risk’.
  • All buses, trains, metros will operate at 50 percent occupancy. 

Madhya Pradesh

Night Curfew - Yes (11pm to 5am)

Lockdown - No

  • The international air travellers arriving at the Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal have to undergo an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 detection.
  • Authorities to check the recent RT-PCR test reports of all passengers, domestic or international, coming to the Airport in Bhopal.
  • Arrangements have been made to collect samples of all international passengers arriving at the airport and the same arrangement is in place for domestic travellers.
  • The authorities have been asked to conduct random RT-PCR tests at bus stands and railway stations. The travellers will only be allowed to enter the city after mandatorily undergoing tests if they do not carry recent RT-PCR tests.

Gujarat

Night Curfew - Yes (11pm to 5am) in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Gandhinagar cities.

Lockdown - No

  • All passengers must have their health status updated on the Aarogya Setu app and must follow COVID-appropriate behaviour.
  • Thermal Screening upon arrival is a must. The self-declaration form should be duly filled and shown by the passengers.
  • For flyers travelling from high-risk countries, a test on arrival is mandatory. Travellers will be required to wait at the airport for the test results. All European countries are a part of ‘at-risk’ nations.
  • If international passengers test negative, they will remain in home quarantine for 7 days and take a test again on Day 8.
  • If international passengers test positive, they will be required to remain in a separate isolation facility as per SOP.
  • For international travellers arriving at any city of the state from non-risk countries, 2% of the total flight passengers shall undergo testing at random at the airport on arrival.
  • International passengers, before boarding, should upload a negative RT-PCR report conducted within 72 hrs prior to the journey.
  • As per MoHFW guidelines for International flights, if travellers test positive on retesting, they must immediately self-isolate and report to a medical facility.
  • If tested positive, they shall be managed as per laid down protocol. Their immediate contacts will be identified and tested as well.
  • Mandatory health screening for all domestic passengers and verification of vaccination status.
  • All domestic passengers arriving at Surat from other states are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.
  • Domestic passengers not carrying a negative test report are to be tested at the airport by health officials.

Uttar Pradesh

Night Curfew - Yes (11pm to 5am)

Amid rising cases of Omicron and Coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to impose more restrictions including weekend curfew to prevent the further spread of the infection.

Related Article: Travel Guidelines for a Safe Holiday in 2022

 

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