New COVID tests and quarantine rules announced


New Delhi: Kerala on Saturday revised its guidelines for international travelers and issued new COVID rules for those arriving in the state from abroad. Under the new guidelines, international travelers will need to undergo symptom monitoring upon arrival at the airport. International travelers, who show symptoms of COVID-19, will be required to undergo an RT-PCR test at the airport.Also Read – Kerala Man Drives Burning Truck To Safety And Receives Praise From Netizens | Watch a dramatic video

Under the new rules, home quarantine has been advised for international travelers and they will have to self-monitor their health for seven days from the day of arrival. If they show symptoms of coronavirus, they will have to undergo mandatory COVID tests, according to the order. Also Read – COVID-19 Travel Update: 8 Places That Allow Unvaccinated Tourists With Special Guidelines

“Any international traveller, regardless of the duration of their stay in Kerala, will be monitored for symptoms. If symptomatic, she will initiate the RTPCT test at cost and take further action based on the results,” the order said. Also Read – Kerala Hospital uses Morgan Freeman’s photo in skin treatment ad and apologizes after online backlash

According to the new order, “the random testing of two percent of international travelers in the flight, regardless of the country of departure, must be carried out free of charge (the State bears the cost. and the selection of passengers must be carried out by airline agents”.

Last month, Kerala imposed a seven-day home quarantine for people arriving in the state from “at risk” countries. In addition, the government had also made the RT-PCR test mandatory for people coming from countries affected by Omicron. However, new guidelines released today (February 5) indicate that travelers will be required to undergo home quarantine.


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