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Indian states that have imposed travel restrictions amid Omicron scare

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has triggered waves of fear all across the world. It’s not only numerous countries that have implemented new travel rules, but several Indian states have also announced updated travel guidelines. Read on to know which states have implemented travel restrictions amid Omicron scare.

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The Maharashtra state government has requested all international travellers to send details of their travel history of the past 15 days, before boarding a flight to Mumbai. Passengers travelling from at-risk nations, will have separate counters for checking. Additional RT-PCR tests as well as institutional quarantine will be mandatory. Further, all those who have connecting flights, will also be required to undergo an RT-PCR test. They will be allowed to board their connecting flight only if the result comes negative. Domestic travellers will be permitted to travel if they are fully vaccinated, or are able to produce a negative COVID test report, which has been done 48 hours before travel.

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The state government has announced that all international travellers arriving in the state will have to take a mandatory RT-PCR test, and should also be in seven days home quarantine. Those who test negative or are symptomatic, will have to undergo home testing on the fifth day, while those who test negative, will be in home quarantine for seven days. Further, the asymptomatic ones will be tested on the seventh day; if they test positive, they will be treated separately, or will be immediately hospitalized.

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New Delhi

As per the updated travel rules, all international travellers before their scheduled travel, would be required to submit self-declaration form on the online ‘Air Suvidha’ portal (, including details of last 14 days. Further, travellers will need to upload a negative RT-PCR test report, which has been conducted within 72 hours prior to the journey.

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Uttarakhand state government has announced that all travellers arriving in the state will be required to undergo mandatory tests. Anybody found symptomatic or positive will be required to undergo quarantine for 14 days. At the state’s borders, officials will be conducting random testing. As per the reports, all COVID-19 samples will be sent to the government medical college in Dehradun for genome sequencing.

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Madhya Pradesh

Anybody arriving in the state will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test if they are unable to produce any recent Coronavirus test report.

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Jammu and Kashmir

All international passengers will be required to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test at Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar Airport, which will be followed by a 7-day home quarantine for all. Passengers will then again be retested on the eighth day of home quarantine, or if they develop any symptom during the quarantine. And even if the report of RT-PCR comes negative, they will be required to self-monitor for one more week at strict home quarantine.

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Andhra Pradesh

The state government has set help desks at international airports to keep a tab on arrivals from South Africa and its neighbouring countries. As per the reports, the help desks will be monitoring travellers for symptoms. While those who test positive will be required to undergo quarantine, those who test negative can proceed to their destination under observation.

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