14-days quarantine mandatory for foreign passengers: DGCA

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Home Ministry has made 14 days quarantine mandatory for all international passengers coming to India. In a fresh set of guidelines issued by the government will be applicable from August 8, 2020.

The aviation ministry has also extended the ban on international flights to and from India till August 31. Earlier, these flights were banned till July 31st. However, the ministry has kept the cargo flights out of these restrictions.

Here are some of the highlighters of the new guidelines by the DGCA.

  • All travelers will have to submit a self-declaration form on the website at least 72 hours before travel.
  • The passengers will have to give an undertaking on the website that they will undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
  • The mandatory quarantine period includes 7 days paid institutional quarantine at passengers’ own cost, and the other 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring.
  • In addition to the mandatory quarantine, the state governments may also develop their own quarantine protocol for foreign passengers.
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