From tomorrow, December 1, travelers flying in or traveling from nations impacted by the new Covid variation Omicron will require an obligatory negative report of RT-PCR test directed on appearance in India before leaving the air terminal, else they would be shipped off government-distinguished quarantine communities. 

The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday night gave a request asking air terminals to have separate holding regions (while travelers from in-danger nations are anticipating their RT-PCR test results). All approaching travelers likewise might be encouraged, while swirling all around Suvidha entryway, that they should design their onwards venture remembering the stay at the air terminal to get the experimental outcomes," it says. 

All worldwide appearances need to give the movement history of the most recent 14 days. In the interim, the Union Health Ministry has given updated 'Rules for International appearances'. The refreshed rules require all voyagers (independent of COVID-19 immunization status) coming to India from nations recognized as 'nations in danger' to compulsorily go through post-appearance COVID-19 testing at air terminal on appearance notwithstanding pre-flight COVID-19 testing embraced 72 hours before the takeoff. For travelers tracked down sure in these tests, they will be separated and treated according to the clinical administration convention other than their examples likewise taken for Whole Genome Sequencing. The travelers observed negative can leave the air terminal however need to go through home disengagement for 7 days, trailed by rehash testing on the8th day of appearance in India, trailed by 7 days of self-checking. 

Further, taking into account reports of an expanding number of nations announcing the Omicron variation, the present Guidelines additionally command that 5% of the voyagers coming from nations that are not in the 'in danger classification' will likewise be tried on an irregular premise at the air terminals for COVID-19. Tests of all people testing positive for Covid-19, either at air terminals under home disengagement or during arbitrary examining, will likewise be sent for Whole Genomic Sequencing at distinguished INSACOG network research centers to decide the presence of SARS-CoV-2 variations (counting Omicron). The B.1.1.529 variation (Omicron) was first announced from South Africa on 24 November 2021 has been delegated Variant of Concern (VoC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) considering an enormous number of changes noted in the variation,

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