Quarantine for passengers arriving at Bangalore Airport from six countries: China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Singapore
According to recent developments, the government of Karnataka has introduced a mandatory home quarantine for seven days for passengers arriving at Bangalore Airport from six countries: China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. The move comes as the number of COVID-19 infections in other countries is on the rise. Meanwhile, the Center has already announced that RT-PCR tests will be mandatory for those traveling from high-risk countries.
Under the revised rules of the state of Karnataka, passengers arriving from these countries will be required to submit a negative COVID report before being allowed to leave the airport. In addition, according to the guidelines, if any of the international passengers from these countries show symptoms, they must be immediately isolated and transferred to a designated medical facility. Meanwhile, their samples must be collected and sent for RT-PCR testing and genome sequencing.
Asymptomatic passengers will still be allowed to leave the airport, but will be advised to self-monitor their health for COVID symptoms and strictly follow appropriate COVID behaviors such as wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, practicing hand hygiene, and staying at home in quarantine for the next seven days.
If, in in any case, they will develop symptoms such as cough, cold, fever, body pain, loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing and diarrhea, they will need to self-isolate and contact the local observation team for testing.
In the event that the genome sequencing report shows BF.7 (in seven days) or confirms any new subvariant, another sample will be taken for the RT-PCR test, with the person expected to be With strictly follow all COVID protocols.