The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has simplified the institutional quarantine norms for international travellers. With the new guidelines, international travellers can travel to India with a self-declaration on the online portal at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel or physically after arrival at the respective health counters.

While the government prefers international passengers to arrive with a valid RT-PCR negative test report conducted 72 hours before the scheduled travel, with the revised guideline, travellers travelling without such valid negative certificate and seek exemption from institutional quarantine can avail of RT-PCR test at the airport where the facility is available. Such passengers will be exempted from institutional quarantine with a self-monitoring assurance.

However, those flying in without valid negative certificates and if RT-PCR testing facility is not available at the airport, they must undergo 7 days each of institutional and home quarantine.