Posted on Jul 22nd, 2021 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated on Feb 18th, 2022
Before you plan to fly from Canada to India, it is important to know about the quarantine guidelines and travel restrictions stated in Indian states. Whether you plan to land in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai or any other state, you need to keep caring about the different protocols laid out by the state government. The news about guidelines and India travel restrictions have come up after the increased spread of the novel virus across the globe. We have jotted the mandatory quarantine restrictions imposed by the government authorities. However, state regulations are subject to change, please also visit the state government website for further details.
Take a glance at the current guidelines related to the RT-PCR Test Reports for travellers from Canada to India must follow.
- Asymptomatic passengers travelling via connecting flights will be exempted from the institutional quarantine at the transit city, only if they are carrying a negative RT-PCR test report that should be conducted within 96 hrs prior to their flight.
- RT-PCR test is not required for the ones who are travelling on direct flights to India. The test is also not required for passengers who do not desire to seek exemption from institutional quarantine.
- It is compulsory for all passengers arriving in India to submit a self-declaration form on the online portal- https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration, at least 72 hours prior to their travel date.
- Passengers who are asymptomatic and are travelling under exceptional situations like serious illness, death in the family, pregnancy, and parents accompanied by children of the age of 10 years or below will be exempted from institutional quarantine. Although, they need to undergo a mandatory 14 days of home quarantine.
- International asymptomatic passengers can apply for exemption from institutional quarantine by providing a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted 96 hours prior to the departure.
- The passengers who are travelling from Canada to India should have the Aarogya Setu App installed on their mobile phones.
- It’s important for all passengers including children and infants to submit their self-health declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal.
- All passengers including children and infants are also required to upload the latest COVID-19 negative RT-PCR on Air Suvidha Portal. The test should have been taken within 72 hours prior to the departure.
- All customers including children and infants have to submit an online declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and to obey the decision of the government authority to undergo self-health monitoring/ home quarantine for 14 days or as warranted.
- Exemptions from the RT-PCR requirement shall be permitted only in case of death in the family and must be applied online at least 72 hours prior to the departure on the Air Suvidha Portal.
- All customers need to present online SDF/RT-PCR exemption approval to the health authorities upon arrival.
- All customers including children and infants should have a physical or digital copy of the acknowledgement of their self-health declaration form submitted on the Air Suvidha Portal along with their RT-PCR report. If they fail to do so, they will be denied boarding at the origin station.
Now, when you are aware of the COVID 19 India travel restrictions, take a look at the state-wise quarantine guidelines introduced by the international travel guidelines india.
- After landing in India, the passengers coming from Canada need to quarantine themselves for 7 days at government-designated hotels.
- Then, they will have to quarantine themselves for another 7 days at home, post-institutional quarantine.
- Thermal screening is necessary for all passengers arriving from Canada.
- The passengers landing from Canada will have to quarantine themselves for 7 days at government-designated hotels.
- Domestic asymptomatic passengers need to home quarantine themselves for 14 days, after landing at Punjab airport.
- It is important to register on the COVA Punjab app will be checked for each passenger.
- The international passengers will have to quarantine themselves for 7 days at government-designated hotels, following the coronavirus India travel restrictions.
- Asymptomatic Domestic passengers will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days at their home.
- Thermal screening will be conducted for all passengers.
JAMMU & KASHMIR
- Passengers need to quarantine themselves for 14 days at government-designated hotels, after landing in Jammu & Kashmir.
- There will be no home quarantine for the Defense Personnel.
- The state residents will have to go through a Swab test and then they need to home quarantine themselves if the test results are negative.
- COVID 19 tests will be conducted at the airport.
- After the COVID test, passengers will be kept in Institutional quarantine until test results are negative.
- Post the negative test result passengers will be kept in-home quarantine.
- Passengers need to go for institutional quarantine for 10 days, if symptomatic on arrival and get tested positive after the COVID test.
- They will continue to be in Institutional Quarantine till their reports get negative.
- Asymptomatic passengers will have to home quarantine themselves for 7 days, as advised by the government.
- Thermal screening and health profiling on arrival from Canada.
- If the passenger turns to be symptomatic, a COVID test will be conducted. Then, they will have to go for institutional quarantine till the negative test result.
Passengers need to home quarantine themselves for 14 days, after their arrival in Chandigarh.
The residents of Punjab should undergo the COVID 19 test that is free of cost.
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
Passengers need to quarantine themselves for 14 days after arriving in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- The current COVID 19 restrictions state that passengers will have to quarantine themselves for 7 days at government-designated hotels.
- The elderly person above 75 years
- Pregnant women
- Children below 10 years
- The person who has to attend the funeral of immediate relation
- An immediate relative of hospitalized patients
- People with pre-existing health conditions.
- Passengers need to quarantine themselves for 7 days, post completion of institutional quarantine.
Passengers must go through the thermal scanning done at the airport’s exit point.
Passengers are required to home quarantine themselves for 14 days, after arriving at Chattisgarh.
Thermal screening will be conducted for every passenger.
- Passengers will have to quarantine themselves at home for 7 days, as per the India Travel Advisory.
- People who have to return within 72 hours from their arrival into the state of Jharkhand.
- Government of India officials that are on official duty.
- Passengers who are moving through the state during interstate movement.
- Passengers who undertake daily interstate travel for purpose of industrial, agriculture or health care activities.
- Post-arrival, the thermal screening will be conducted for all passengers.
Passengers without RT-PCR/RAT negative report or vaccination final certificate will be subject to mandatory home/paid institutional quarantine as advised by the India Travel Advisory.
- Asymptomatic passengers will have to self-monitor their health conditions for 14 days.
- A person who is on official duty and has tested negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the duty & return without facing any restrictions.
All the asymptomatic passengers will be exempted from quarantine.
- Asymptomatic passengers who are arriving at Surat, Rajkot, and Ahmedabad, are exempted from quarantine, as per the new COVID rules.
- Symptomatic passengers will have to do the RT-PCR test at their own cost upon arrival.
- The thermal screening will be mandatorily conducted for all the passengers.
- Asymptomatic passengers will have to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days.
- Symptomatic passengers will have to go through a COVID test.
- They will be then isolated at the nearest health facility.
- It’s mandatory for all passengers to submit a Self-Health Declaration Form and go through the screening process.
- Passengers who are travelling to Udaipur are advised to upload a copy of their RT-PCR negative report on http://emitra.rajasthan.gov.in.
- Passengers who are asymptomatic will have to undergo a home quarantine of 7 days.
- The asymptomatic passengers who want to stay in Maharashtra for a period of 7 days or less will be exempted from mandatory quarantine.
To seek exemption from home quarantine, it is mandatory to upload the request online at the government website- https://portal.mcgm.gov.in, before your travel.
- Thermal screening will be conducted for all passengers at the airport.
- It is necessary for the passengers to carry an RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours before the scheduled time of landing or who are fully vaccinated with the two doses and have completed 15 days from receipt of 2nd dose
- Asymptomatic passengers must self-monitor their health conditions for at least 14 days post-arrival.
- Thermal screening is to be done for all the passengers landing in Telangana.
- It is important for all the asymptomatic passengers arriving at Karnataka to self-monitor themselves for at least 14 days.
- Thermal screening to be conducted for all passengers arriving in Karnataka.
- Asymptomatic passengers need to show their e-pass to the health department at the airport. Then, they will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.
- Passengers who are coming to Kerala for less than 7 days are spared from home quarantine provided they get an entry pass for a short visit from the Jagratha portal site.
- It is mandatory to obtain an e-pass for the passengers travelling to Tamil Nadu or any other state depending upon their final destination. Without the e-pass, the travellers will be denied entry at the state border.
- The thermal screening will be done for all passengers.
- Asymptomatic passengers will have to quarantine themselves at their home for at least 7 days.
- Thermal screening and health profiling on arrival are mandatory.
- Symptomatic passengers will have to perform a COVID test and instit
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