India makes quarantine mandatory for overseas travellers
Those who test negative will have to self-monitor their health for another week, according to the latest rules.
The Ministry also added more countries to the list of “at-risk” nations — South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Israel, Congo, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Zambia.
Those arriving from these 19 “at-risk” nations will be required to submit samples for Covid testing at the airport itself. They will not be allowed to leave the airport till their results come.
On the other hand, people arriving in India from countries other than “at risk” nations also face the prospect of an RT-PCR examination as airport authorities will pick two percent of such passengers randomly for Covid test, as per the latest Health Ministry rules.