Kerala Revises Covid Rules For International Travellers From Monday

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Thiruvananthapuram: Devastated by the second wave of COVID-19, Kerala has decided to implement new mandatory quarantine measures for international travelers from Monday based on the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said on Sunday that travelers arriving from Britain will have to undergo a ten-day quarantine at home or at their destination address. As per the new guidelines, travelers from South Africa, Brazil and Europe will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine upon arrival in Kerala. Also Read – How International Travel Certificates Will Fully Benefit Travelers Traveling Abroad From India

The minister said in a statement that all international passengers irrespective of their vaccination status will have to undergo RT-PCR test upon arrival at airports in the state. Travelers from other countries will have to undergo self-monitoring for 14 days if they test negative in the RT-PCR test. Samples from travelers from countries such as Botswana, UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, European countries, Middle East, Bangladesh, China, Mauritius and Zimbabwe will be sent for virus mutation testing. Also Read – International Flights: This Country Is Newest To Approve KoviShield Vaccine For Incoming Travelers

After imposing such quarantine measures for Indian visitors, the Center had ordered a 10-day mandatory quarantine for travelers arriving from the UK. George also said that three RT-PCR tests are required for an international passenger in the state – one 72 hours before the journey, the second on arrival at the airport in the state and the third eight days after arrival in the state. Also Read – Travel Alert! Bali will reopen its borders to international travelers from October

(Based on IANS input)

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