Seven-day home quarantine for all international passengers arriving in India
08 January 2022
All international travellers arriving in India will have to undergo home quarantine for 7 days and should undertake RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India as per the revised guidelines coming into effect from 11 January 2022.
Union ministry of health and family welfare revised the guidelines for international arrival on 6 January 2022 in view of the changing nature of Covid -19 virus and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern (VOCs), ie, the Omicron variant and reported increase in the cases worldwide. These guidelines shall be valid from 11 January 2022.
These were last updated on 30 November 2021.
The following changes have been made in the Revised Guidelines of 6th January 2022 as compared to previous guidelines (of 30th November 2021):
All travellers (including those 2 per cet who were selected for random testing on arrival and were found negative) will undergo home quarantine for 7 days and shall undertake RT-PCR test on the eighth day of arrival in India.
Travellers shall also be required to upload results of RT-PCR test for Covid-19 done on eighth day on Air Suvidha portal (to be monitored by the respective states/UTs).
All travellers who need to undertake testing on arrival, should preferably pre-book the test online on Air Suvidha Portal, to facilitate timely testing and avoid inconvenience.