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India revises COVID-19 guidelines for international arrivals

For those travelling from or transiting through 'at-risk' nations, stricter guidelines have been amended.

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Union Health Ministry of India has revised guidelines for international arrivals as concerns are growing over the emergence of a potentially more contagious coronavirus strain, termed Omicron, across many countries. The revised guidelines are made to be effective starting from Dec. 1.

Prior to the journey, the revised guidelines require submitting 14 days' travel details and uploading a negative RT-PCR test report to the Air Suvidha portal. For those traveling from or transiting through 'at-risk' nations, stricter guidelines have been amended, as well as a slew of directives to authorities to boost testing-surveillance methods and health facilities.

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