Karnataka mandates a 7-day quarantine for visitors from these nations

Posted by Team on: Jan 2, 2023

According to a recent development, the state government of Karnataka has now mandated a seven-day home quarantine for travellers arriving at the Bengaluru airport from China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. This action follows an increase in COVID cases in other nations. In the meanwhile, the Center has already declared that travellers from specified high-risk nations will be required to submit to RT-PCR tests.

Passengers travelling from these nations must present a COVID negative report before they are permitted to leave the airport, according to amended procedures in Karnataka.

Additionally, in accordance with the regulations, any international passengers from the aforementioned nations who are discovered to be symptomatic will be segregated promptly and transported to the specified medical facility. Their samples should be collected and sent for RT-PCR analysis and genome sequencing in the interim.

Asymptomatic travellers will be permitted to leave the airport, but they will be cautioned to keep an eye out for COVID symptoms and strictly adhere to COVID-appropriate behaviour, such as wearing face masks, maintaining social distance, and using hand sanitizer. They will also be required to stay in their homes for the following seven days as a quarantine.

In any case, individuals must self-isolate and report to the local surveillance team for testing if they experience symptoms such a cough, cold, fever, body ache, loss of taste and smell, breathing problems, or diarrhoea.

A second sample will be taken for the RT-PCR test in the event that the genome sequencing report reveals BF.7 (seven days later) or confirms any new subvariant, and the subject will be required to rigorously adhere to all COVID guidelines.