Seven days home quarantine for foreign arrivals

New Delhi, 7 January

The government on Friday revised international travel guidelines in the wake of the fast-spreading COVID pandemic and said that starting January 11, all foreign travelers will have to undergo mandatory home quarantine for seven days.

The guidelines came as the daily new Covid cases touched 1,17,100, the highest in 214 days. The last time India saw more than 1 lakh cases was on June 7 (1,00,636 cases). The guidelines stated that all foreign travelers, including 2 per cent, who were selected for random testing on arrival and found negative, would undergo home quarantine for seven days and RT-PCR test on the eighth day. Children under the age of five will be exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing. – tns