Eye on variant, India updates norms for international passengers
Sunday, 28 November 2021 All international passengers, except those under five years of age, flying into India from Covid at-risk countries must undergo RT-PCR test on arrival, starting from 12.01am (IST) of December 1, 2021. This will include those transiting from these places too. Those testing negative must home quarantine for seven days and then re-test on the eighth day.
Passengers wait in the international departures terminal at Cape Town International Airport after their flight was cancelled as the world shut down travel from South Africa, where the concerning new Covid-19 variant called Omicron was detected.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 15,815 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall number of Covid-related infections in the country to 4,42,39,372. The active COVID-19 cases decreased to 1,19,264, thereby way below the 1.5 lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
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Taking stock of the COVID-19 situation in a meeting on Saturday, PM Modi had asked officials to review plans for easing international travel restrictions. Zee News Also reported by •newKerala.com •IndiaTimes