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Domestic flights from today: only asymmetric passengers can fly, according to the government | India News

NEW DELHI: As the Indian skies prepare to open for domestic flights Since Monday after the long pandemic-induced blockade, the Center has clarified once again that only passengers without COVID-19 symptoms You will be allowed to fly and, upon arrival, you must monitor your health for 14 days.
If passengers develop any Covid-like symptoms after travel, they should inform the district surveillance officer or the state / national call center, state the guidelines for national air, train and interstate bus trips issued Sunday by the Union of Health. ministry.
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For international arrivals, the guidelines require that all travelers, prior to boarding the plane to India, “agree to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days: institutional quarantine paid for seven days at their own expense, followed by seven days of isolation at home with self-monitoring of health. ”

Recipient states may allow a 14-day home quarantine only in exceptional cases such as “human distress, pregnancy, death in the family, serious illness, and parents accompanied by children under the age of 10 years.” These passengers must use the Aarogya Setu App.

Domestic flights from today: only asymmetric passengers can fly, according to the government | India News

However, the Center has allowed states to develop their own isolation and quarantine protocols. This allows different states to have different entry protocols, which passengers must verify individually before boarding a train, plane, or bus. Travelers have also been advised to download the Aarogya Setu app, but it is not mandatory for them, except for those who undergo 14-day home quarantine upon their return from abroad.
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Aviation Minister HS Puri tweeted: “The Union Ministry of Health has issued the latest guidelines on national and international travel. I hope that travelers will strictly follow these self-regulatory rules and strengthen India’s hands in this fight against Covid-19. Remember, each of us is a soldier against the pandemic. ”

The guidelines for domestic travelers say: “Those who are symptomatic will be isolated and taken to the nearest health center. Clinical severity will be assessed at the health center. Those with moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated Covid health centers and managed accordingly. Those with mild symptoms will have the option of home isolation or isolation in the Covid care center. ”
“If they are positive, they will continue in the Covid care center and will be administered according to clinical protocol. If negative, the passenger can go home, isolate himself for another 7 days. In the event of symptoms, they should inform the district surveillance officer or state / national call center“They added the guidelines.
Video: Domestic flights resume from India today, excluding Andhra and West Bengal

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