The detection of the Omicron variant in India has raised alarms in several states. The new variant has been identified as a problem of concern because of its efficacy against vaccines. As India steps up its airport security, here’s a comprehensive guide for passengers, both international and domestic, planning to land in Goa soon.
The thermal screening on arrival will be carried out by the APHO. The self-report form must be completed online to be shown to airport health personnel by passengers. Covid test According to MoHFW guidelines for international arrivals dt. 30.11.2021. Travelers from high risk countries (European countries including UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore , Hong Kong and Israel) are identified for further tracking as detailed below:
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1. Submission of the sample after arrival for the Covid 19 test, the cost of the test being the responsibility of the
passenger. These travelers will have to wait for their test results at the arrival airport.
before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
2. If the test is negative, will follow the home quarantine for 7 days. Retest on the 8th day of arrival in India
and if he is negative, continue to monitor his condition for the next 7 days.
3. If a passenger tests positive, they are managed in a separate isolation facility and treated as
according to the established standard protocol. Contacts of these positive cases should be kept under institutional control /
home quarantine in accordance with the protocol established by the government of the state concerned.
According to MoHFW guidelines for international arrivals dt. 30.11.2021. Travelers from safe countries A subsection (2% of the total number of passengers) in each flight should be identified by the relevant airlines (preferably from different countries) should undergo random post-arrival testing at the airport on arrival.
The cost of their test will be borne by the travelers themselves. If these travelers test positive, they will be treated according to established standard protocols. Exemption Children under 5 are exempt from pre and post arrival tests. However, if he is found to be symptomatic of COVID-19 on arrival, he should undergo testing and be treated according to established protocol.
All arriving passengers seeking to enter the State of Goa must be provided with a negative Covid test report for a test performed no more than 72 hours before entering Goa. The covid negative report will mean RT-PCR / TrueNat / CBNAAT, Angen rapid test or any other test approved by the ICMR.
In addition, in the case of a person coming from Kerala, entry will be allowed with a negative RT-PCR report with
the following additional conditions: – A. Students / employees coming from Kerala will be subject to a 5 day institutional quarantine. Quarantine arrangements for students will be made by administrators / principals
educational institutions. For employees, this should be done by the respective office / company / business. After 5 days, they will be tested by RT-PCR.
B. Arrivals from Kerala other than students and employees must produce the negative RT-PCR test report and must be in home quarantine for 5 days.
C. The quarantine exemptions are as follows:
1. Constuonal officials, health professionals and their spouses.
2. Children under 2 years old.
3. In extreme emergency situations (death in the family, medical treatment, etc.)
4. Passengers in transit to and from Kerala via any mode of transport.
(II) Persons entering Goa for medical emergencies upon production of proof thereof.
(III) Asymptomatic passengers who are fully vaccinated possessing a vaccination certificate from both
doses of Covid-19 vaccine delivered via the COWIN portal, provided that 15 days have elapsed since the
administration of the second dose of this vaccine.
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