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Plea in Delhi HC to review 7-day mandatory quarantine on arrival

The petitioner said that the 7-day mandatory home quarantine has affected the international passengers, especially NRIs and Indians working abroad to make a short visit to the country for various reasons.

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A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Delhi High Court, proposing to the Government of India to reconsider its guidelines for overseas arrivals, which require all of them to undergo home quarantine for seven days upon their arrival in India.

The petitioner Pravasi Legal Cell, represented by Advocate MP Srivignesh, submitted that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines for international arrivals on Jan. 7, 2022, including protocols to be followed by overseas travelers as well as airlines and all points of entry (airports, seaports and land border). The aforementioned Standard Operating Procedure went into effect on Jan. 11, 2022, and will remain in effect until additional orders are issued.

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