Indian government announces new guidelines for travellers

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New Delhi. 18/2 (AO Bureau): Amidst the new Covid strains from South Africa and Brazil were reported in India, the Government has issued a fresh set of Guidelines for travelers. The Health Ministry has said that the new rules will apply to all incoming international passengers except those from the UK, Europe, and the Middle East.

The South African strain of the virus has been detected in four people and the Brazil variant seen in one so far, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The UK strain has 187 cases in India.

According to the new rules, only passengers who test negative in RT-PCR tests 72 hours ahead of departure will be allowed to board the aircraft. The exception will be passengers who are traveling because of a death in the family.

In a tweet, the health ministry said: “Attention Passengers! All incoming international travelers (except travelers coming on flights originating from UK, Europe, and the Middle East) should make sure that they follow the guidelines issued by @MoHFW_India”.

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