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Institutional Quarantine For Fliers From 'At-Risk' Nations In Maharashtra

Institutional Quarantine For Fliers From 'At-Risk' Nations In Maharashtra

Centre's travel guidelines to be taken as "minimum restrictions" in Maharashtra.

Mumbai:

The Maharashtra government today said that all international passengers arriving from "at-risk" countries will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine and take RT-PCR tests for Covid thrice - on the second, fourth, and seventh days after arrival. Travellers who test positive will be shifted to a hospital while those testing negative will have to undergo an additional seven days of home quarantine, the government order said. The state government said that travel guidelines issued by the Centre on November 28 in view of 'Omicron', the new strain of Covid that has been designated a variant of concern, will act as "minimum restrictions".