As India reported two cases of Omicron, Maharashtra has revised its travel restrictions. According to revised guidelines, passengers arriving from three ‘high-risk’ countries – South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana – are required to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test immediately on arrival, as well as a seven-day institutional quarantine.
They have to remain institutional quarantined until their second RT-PCR test is conducted on the seventh day. If the report comes positive, they would be shifted to a hospital. While passengers with negative test reports would be home quarantined for seven days.
#Omicron | Govt of Maharashtra revises its guidelines for passengers arriving in the state
In the case of domestic air travel, Passengers will either have to be fully vaccinated or compulsorily carry RT-PCR Test certificate showing negative result within 72 hours before boarding pic.twitter.com/JOCGeHZOmA
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For domestic travellers, the state government revoked their earlier imposed rule mandating a negative RT-PCR test report for domestic arrivals irrespective of their vaccination status. Now, fully vaccinated passengers will be allowed to travel to Maharashtra. But if a person is partially or unvaccinated, they have to carry a negative RT-PCR test report within 72 hours before boarding.