As per the latest quarantine protocol by the Karnataka government, international passengers entering the state can be exempted from home quarantine on furnishing a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test report immediately after arriving in the state.
Bengaluru: The state government has decided to simplify quarantine rules for international passengers arriving in Karnataka.
Those who are returning from other countries to the state, can seek exemption from mandatory home quarantine on providing a COVID-19 negative certificate.
Mandatory institution/home quarantine for international passengers arriving in Karnataka was put in place in mid-March when COVID-19 cases were detected among those returning from overseas.
However, rules have been updated based on the situation on a regular interval.
As per the latest quarantine protocol issued by the Health Commissioner, all international passengers entering the state will have to undergo a 14-day home quarantine. However, they can be exempted from the same if they are asymptomatic and by submitting a negative RT-PCR report for a test done 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.
The test report should be uploaded on the Air Suvidha portal.
Further, an undertaking should be submitted to the Ministry of Civil Aviation on the portal that they would abide by the decision of an appropriate government authority to undergo facility or home quarantine, or self-monitoring of their health for 14 days.
Those wishing to seek exemption from home quarantine should undertake RT-PCR testing at the facility available at airports and should obtain a COVID-19 negative test report.
However, this can be done only at airports which offer this facility. Else, it is mandatory to undergo 14 days of home quarantine.
Last Updated 16, Nov 2020, 9:34 AM