PCR tests mandatory for children travelling to India

SourceGulf Today

The photo has been used for illustrative purposes. Gulf Today Report International travellers, including children arriving in India will have to do a mandatory Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain reaction (RT-PCR) test irrespective of the age at ports and airports in the country. The move came into effect on Monday. Travellers will be exempted from quarantine in the case of a death in the family.

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation said as per latest SOPs issued by Ministry of Health, India, it is mandatory for all passengers travelling to India to submit their self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal (http://newdelhiairport. in) along with negative RT-PCR report, conducted within 72 hrs of departure." It is also learned that passenger arriving in India, for taking domestic connecting flight RT-PCR negative certificate is mandatory as per Government mandate. The ministry said as per the state rules of Karnataka, Kerala, and Odisha, all asymptomatic passengers will undergo home quarantine. All asymptomatic passengers having the...read more...