State wide measures for quarantine for international travellers

ANDAMAN
 
All incoming passengers from the mainland have to undergo compulsory Home Quarantine for 7 days irrespective of being tested negative. Any person Violating the above direction shall be liable to be fined to the tune of Rs 5000/- each time.
 
All the passengers proceeding to SWARAJ DWEEP (Formally Havelock Island), SHAHEED DWEEP (Formally Neil Island) and Little Andaman shall invariably undergo 10 days mandatory Home Quarantine irrespective of being tested Negative. Any person violating the above direction shall be liable to be fined to the tune of Rs 5000/- each time.
 
All incoming passengers arriving at VSI Airport, shall have to mandatorily carry RT-PCR negative test report issued from a ICMR recognized lab, subject to condition that the RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to the commencement of journey.
 
ANDHRA PRADESH
 
All passengers traveling to Andhra Pradesh must enroll themselves on the Spandana website, before their travel. All asymptomatic passengers arriving at AndhraPradesh will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.
 
ASSAM
 
All arriving passengers will have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for 7 days, even if the result of COVID-19 test undergone on arrival, is negative.
 
However, Government officials and those travelling due to medical reasons and family bereavement are exempted from this mandatory 7-day home quarantine.
 
All passengers arriving from Mumbai & Bengaluru disembarking in any airport in Assam will mandatorily need to carry a negative RT-PCR report, conducted within 72 Hours prior to the departure, W.E.F 09th April, 2021.
 
All other asymptomatic passengers arriving at Assam with same day return tickets are exempted from quarantine.
 
Other passengers without symptoms will have to undergo a combined institutional and home quarantine for at least 14 days. Period of institutional quarantine will be for 7 days or till the test results come in, whichever is less.
 
Asymptomatic passengers from the list below, areexempted from institutional quarantine, but will have to undergo home quarantine: Pregnant women.
 
Elderly person, over 75 years and requiring assistance. Person due to attend funeral and rituals associated with death of an immediate relative.
 
Children below 10 years of age along with their parents & siblings of Immediate relative of hospitalized patient Patients who have recently undergone cardiac, kidney, cancer treatment/surgery/transplant. Husband and wife travelling together and also their children and/or parents accompanying them, if any.
 
BIHAR
 
Passengers coming from Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala to Patna are required to carry out RT PCR Test 72 hours prior to departure. 10 days of home quarantine is mandatory for all these passengers.
 
Passengers coming from Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala and New Delhi to Gaya are required to carry out RTPCR Test 72 hours prior to departure.
All passengers arriving from the states of Delhi, Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh will be tested for COVID-19, and those found positive shall be directed to pursue the SOP issued by the Health Department, of the Government of Bihar.
 
However, "the following passengers will be exempted fromthe COVID-19 testing" i. Passengers holding Negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) report conducted within 24 hours before departure.
 
ii. Passengers holding Negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 72 hours before departure.
 
iii. Passengers holding COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or having been
 
All administered with both the doses of vaccination and have completed 14 days after the second dose.
 
CHHATTISGARH
 
Effective 4th May 2021, all passengers travelling to Chhattisgarh mandatorily need to be in possession of RT-PCR negative report not earlier than 72Hrs. RT-PCR timeline starts from the swab collection time. 7 days home quarantine for all passengers arriving into the state of Chhattisgarh. Passengers having return tickets within 72 hours of arrival are exempted from quarantine rule.
 
DELHI
 
A negative RT-PCR report (not older than 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey) shall be compulsory for all such persons who are arriving from Maharashtra to Delhi. The passengers who are found without a negative report will have to remain quarantine for 14 days. All Constitutional & Government functionaries and their staff members are exempted from these instructions, if they are asymptomatic. All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Delhi from otherstates will have to undergo 7 days of home quarantine.
 
GOA
 
Any passenger coming from outside Goa shall be checked for the full vaccination certificate or Covid negative test report for a test done within 72 hours of entry in Goa.
 
The following categories are exempted from above requirement.
1) Residents of Goa on production of proof of residence
2) Persons coming to Goa for work on production of work ID proof/letter from employer.
3) Persons entering Goa for a medical emergency, on production of proof.
 
There is no Covidtest facility available at Goa Airport presently.
 
GUJARAT
 
As per the directive from the State Govt. of Gujarat, it is mandatory for all the passengers traveling from all other states and arriving at any location in Gujarat to have the RTPCR Negative Report, where the test is conducted within 72 hours of flight departure.
 
Only Ahmedabad airport is having a facility to take the RTPCR test on arrival, at passenger’s own cost. In this case a passenger is detained at Ahmedabad airport till the result of the test is issued, which normally takes 6 to 7 hours.
 
Passenger with positive test result has to undergo Institutional Quarantine at passenger’s own expense.
 
No other airport in Gujarat is having this facility of taking the test on arrival, hence it is mandatory for all the passengers arriving in Gujarat from all other states to carry the Negative RTPCR report.
 
It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Surat to install the SMC Covid-19 Tracker App and must also fill the Novel Corona Self Reporting form.
 
HARYANA

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Haryana will have to undergo home quarantine for14 days.
 
HIMACHAL PRADESH
 
It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Himachal Pradesh to install the Aarogya Setu App and also to register, at least 48 hours prior to their arrival, on the Covid E-pass portal here - . Army/CAPF personnel are not required to register on E-pass software if they have arrived to join back their official duty. They can enter/pass through the state on the strength of their official identity cards.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving from all states will be exempted from quarantine, if they are carrying a COVID negative certificate through RT/PCR test or Trunaat/CB Naat test by an ICMR-authorized lab issued not earlier than 96 hours from the time when the sample was taken. However, they must take adequate measures like wearing a mask, social distancing etc to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

All other asymptomatic passengers arriving from cities with high prevalence of Covid-19 will have to undergo 7 days of institutional quarantine, followed by 7days of home quarantine.

Passengers arriving from cities with high prevalence of Covid-19 may only be exempted from institutional quarantine if they are travelling for exceptional and compelling reasons such as human distress, pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) accompanied by children below 10 years.

However, these passengers will then have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. 
 
All asymptomatic passengers arriving from otherstates will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. Institutional and home quarantine will be as per the directives of the health department issued from time to time.
 
Asymptomatic residents of Himachal Pradesh who had travelled to other states for medical, business or work purposes, may be exempted from quarantine if they exit or re-enter the state within 48 hrs.
 
JAMMU AND KASHMIR
 
All passengers arriving at Jammu & Kashmir will have to undergo Covid19 antigen test through RT-PCR method or Rapid Antigen test. Until the test results are reported negative, all passengers with contactable phone number with updated Aarogya Setu App will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.

Passengers without contactable phone number with updated Aarogya Setu App will have to undergo institutional quarantine for 14 days or till their test results are reported negative, in which case they will be released for home quarantine.

Asymptomatic Business travelers carrying a confirmed return ticket, confirmed hotel booking and their Business ID will be exempted from quarantine and will be permitted to proceed to their hotel from the airport after undergoing the Covid-19 test. However, they will have to ensure that their interactions would be restricted to the business purpose only and they must also maintain details of persons they interact with during theirstay at Jammu & Kashmir.

Personnel of Defense and Central Armed Police Forces returning on duty, including transit labour hired by BRO to go to Ladakh, will be exempted from Covid-19 antigen testing. They will be permitted to proceed for institutional quarantine at their respective units as per their internal procedures.
 
JHARKHAND

Passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab will require RTPCR/RAT negative report from ICMR accredited labs done within last 72hrs.

RT-PCR timeline startsfrom the swab collection time. Passengers without RT-PCR report will be tested at the airport. RTPCR/RAT test will be free of cost at arrivals. Random RAT test will be done for other sectorpassengers.

For GAYA only : Passengers arriving from Madhya Pradesh, Delhi & NCR, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala &Punjab will require Vaccination Certificate/RTPCR/RAT negative report from ICMR accredited labs. RT-PCR timeline starts from the swab collection time. Following are the scenarios for valid RAT/RT-PCR report / Vaccination certificate Rapid Antigen Report within 24 hours.RT-PCR report within 72hours.
 
14 days past certificate of both doses of COVID vaccination. Rapid Antigen Facility is available at arrivals (free of cost).
 
KARNATAKA

It is COMPULSORY for passengers arriving from Punjab, Chandigarh, Kerala & Maharashtra to carry a COVID negative report from an ICMR approved lab not earlier than 72 hours of arrival into the state of Karnataka.

Permitted exemptions for negative RT-PCR certificate:
(i) Constitutional functionaries and health care professionals.
(ii) Children below 2 years
(iii) In dire emergency situation (death in the family, medical treatment etc.,)
- the passenger's swab shall be collected on arrival in Karnataka
with necessary details like phone number, address etc., duly verifying from his ID card. On receipt of the RT-PCRtest report, further action will be taken as per the State protocol.

Also, it has been informed by District Surveillance Unit, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangalore, that, in case any of the passengers arriving from Mumbai, do not carry RTPCR certificate, they have to be compulsorily tested at the checking point at Mangalore airport at a cost to be borne by the passengers.

All other asymptomatic passengers arriving at Karnataka are exempted from quarantine. However, they must self-monitor themselves for 14 days.
 
KERALA

As per regulations imposed by State Governments, all passengers arriving at Kerala must have a valid e-pass after registering their details in state’s COVID Jagratha portal, without which the passenger will not be permitted to exit the airport.

Travelers from other States to Kerala shall carry a RT- PCR negative certificate taken within 72 hours before the start of journey. Those undertaking RTPCR on arrival shall be in isolation till report is available.
All asymptomatic passengers to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Passengers visiting Kerala for less than7 days are exempted from home quarantine provided they obtain an entry pass for short visit from the Jagratha portal here

If a passenger is travelling further to Tamil Nadu or any other State/UT, it is mandatory to obtain an e-pass for Tamil Nadu or any other State/UT depending upon his/her final destination, without which entry will be denied at the state border.
 
LADAKH

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Ladakh will be exempted from quarantine if they are carrying a Covid-19 negative certificate by an ICMRauthorized lab issued within 48 hours before arrival. All other passengers will have to undergo mandatory home quarantinefor 7 days.

Workers are advised to arrive at Ladakh through contractor(s) or Labour agencies and will be exempted from quarantine if they are also carrying a Covid-19 negative certificate by an ICMR-authorized lab issued within 48 hours before arrival. If they do not carry this report, they will have to undergo7 days ofinstitutional quarantine followed by a Covid-19 test.
 
MADHYA PRADESH
 
Negative RT-PCR certificate, not older than 48 hours, shall be compulsory for the flights arriving in Indore from Maharashtra. Passengers without RTPCR test report will be compulsorily tested on arrival at Indore Airport with a charge which will be borne by the passengers.

NegativeRT-PCR certificate, not older than 72 hours, shall be compulsory for the flights arriving at Bhopal from Maharashtra. Passengers without RT-PCR test report will be compulsorily tested on arrival at Bhopal Airport with a charge which will be borne by the passengers.

All other asymptomatic passengers arriving into Madhya Pradesh are exempted from quarantine and must self-monitor their health for at least 14 days.
 
MAHARASHTRA

It is mandatory for passengers to carry negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 48 hours before the time of entry into Maharashtra. Passengers without RT-PCR report will not be permitted to board the flight.

All passengers who intend to stay in Maharashtra for a period of 7 days or less shall be exempted from mandatory quarantine. Such passengers will have to share the details of their return/onward journey. Other passengers will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Toseek exemption from home quarantine, it is mandatory to upload the request online, before your travel.
 
Application sent for exemption via emails will not be accepted. All arriving passengers to retain their boarding cards as proof of travel once they leave the terminal till, they reach their final destination.
 
MANIPUR

All persons entering Manipur irrespective of place of origin shall be allowed entry only on mandatory production of a negative RAT/RT-PCR/True Nat/CBNAAT COVID-19 test report taken within 72 hours from arrival in Manipur.
 
MEGHALAYA 

RT-PCR test for all arriving passengers on chargeable basis incase passenger is not carrying a negative COVID-19 report on arrival (not earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival).

All passengers must register on the State portal to generate a unique e-invite.
 
MIZORAM

Passengers without negative COVID report from ICMR recognized lab will be subjected to screening at medical counter at entry point by RAPID ANTIGEN TEST. Test should be within 96 hours from arrival. 
 
NAGALAND

All passengers arriving by their flights must have their RT-PCR (negative) report with them from an ICMR approved lab not earlier than 72 hours of arrival into the state of Nagaland through RT-PCR / TrueNat / CBNAAT . In case the person concerned does not have the negative test report or if he/she hasn't completed COVID-19 vaccination, then the person has to quarantine for 10 (ten) days in the State.

All travelers are required to install and register on the Covid Nagaland visitor’s app and fill the Self Declaration form. 7 days of Institutional Quarantine followed by 14 days of Home Quarantine for all other passengers.
 
Below categories of passengers shall be exempted from Institutional Quarantine subject to 28 days of Home Quarantine with active surveillance

1. Person above the age of 60 years,
2. Children & parents of children 10 years & below
3. Pregnant women & accompanying spouse.
 
ODISHA

All passengers coming from West Bengal alighting at Bhubaneswar/ Jharsuguda Airport shall be mandatorily subjected to institutional quarantine / paid quarantine for 14 days.

Any person who has been successfully vaccinated (two doses) and produces certificate to the effect or tested Negative (-ve) in RTPCR test (report to be produced) within 48 hours of entering Odisha, may be allowed home quarantine for 14 days.

All other passengers de-boarding at BPI Airport, Bhubaneswar have to produce mandatory RT-PCR negative report which must have done maximum 72 hours prior to landing at Bhubaneswar or Final dose vaccination certificate.

Screening as per COVID protocol & on-site Rapid Antigen Test for all symptomatic passengers arriving from the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab & Chhattisgarh. 7 days of mandatory home isolation for all passengers arriving from the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab & Chhattisgarh.
 
PUNJAB

All passengers arriving into the state must carry negative RT-PCR report of not more than 72 hours old or Vaccination certificate (at least one dose) over 2 weeks old.

All passengers landing at Punjab must download and register themselves on the Cova App before their travel. RT-PCR testing facility will not be available on domestic arrivals at Amritsar airport.

All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Punjab will have to undergo home quarantine for 14days.
 
RAJASTHAN

It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Rajasthan to install the Aarogya Setu App. All passengers arriving Jaipur by their flights must have their RT-PCR (negative) report with them from an ICMR approved lab not earlier than 72 hours of arrival into the state of Rajasthan. In case any passenger lands at Jaipur airport without RT-PCR report, he will have to undergo RT-PCR test at airport and will be home quarantine till the time report comes and if report is positive passenger will be home quarantine for 14 days as per State Govt. guidelines.
 
In case passenger does not belong to Jaipur or Rajasthan (Tourist, Businessman), he will may have to make his own arrangements for getting quarantine. Medical team and other Govt. agencies will keep his record/track till the time he is quarantine.
 
TAMIL NADU
 
COVID Testing will be done to symptomatic persons coming from Maharashtra & Kerala. All passengers arriving into Tamil Nadu must obtain a mandatory TN e-pass by registering on this before their travel.
It is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Coimbatore to have Auto E-Pass & also carry a negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours from the time of departure. The same is not applicable for passengers arriving from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Puducherry.

In case the passenger arrives without RT-PCR report, COVID testing shall be done free of cost at Coimbatore airport.

7 days of Home Quarantine & 07 days of self-monitoring for all passengers arriving into Tamil Nadu from Maharashtra & Kerala. Other asymptomatic passengers from all states, apart from Maharashtra and Gujarat, must undergo home quarantine for 14
days. 

Symptomatic passengers will be required to go for Institutional Quarantine till the time COVID test results are available, at the discretion of Health officials.
 
TELENGANA

It is mandatory for all passengers to install the Aarogya Setu App. All asymptomatic passengers arriving atTelangana are exempted from quarantine. However, they must self-monitor their health for at least
14 days.

TRIPURA

Effective 24th April 2021, negative test report for COVID-19 done by RT-PCR/True NAAT/CBNAAT of 72 hours prior to journey for entry into the state is mandatory. Otherwise, the concerned passenger will undergo testing at the entry point as per the State Government norms.

All the passengers coming by air from Maharashtra will be mandatorily tested by Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19. In addition to this, all the passengers coming from outside of India and at least 10% of `passengers coming from other parts of India will be tested for COVID-19.

The test will be done by state health officials & passengers do not need to pay for the swab test. All Symptomatic passengers shall undergo 14 days Quarantine.
 
UTTARAKHAND

COVID Test will be done (free of cost) for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala & Gujarat. Passengers with positive COVID result will be sent to quarantine center for Further processing.

Official of Uttarakhand on return to state after 5 days shall get the COVID-19test done.

No quarantine fortravelers coming to Uttarakhand with stay less than 7 days. Visitors will provide residence/stay address to authorities. Home quarantine for visitors coming for more than 7 days.

10 days ofInstitutional quarantine for Army & paramilitary personal. Govt official from state & center, Judges of Supreme & High court and other judicial officers, MP’s & MLA of Uttarakhand & support staff are exempted from quarantine.

All passengers will be exempted from home quarantine if they arrive with RT- PCR/True NAT/CBNAAT/Antigen test with negative report mot more than 96hrs before arrival. This is not mandatory. All passengers travelling to Uttarakhand need to register (Mandatory) on state website.
 
UTTAR PRADESH
 
It is mandatory for all passengers arriving at Uttar Pradesh to install the Aarogya SetuApp and register on https://reg.upcovid.in. Passengers arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra will require RT-PCR negative report from ICMR accredited labs done within last 72hrs.
 
If the passengers are not carrying theRT-PCR negative report, then they will undergo the “RAPID ANTIGEN TEST” at Varanasi Airport.

Any passengers found with SYMPTOMS and not carrying the RT-PCR negative report will only undergo “RT-PCR test” at Varanasi Airport. Both RAPID ANTIGEN &RT-PCR test will be free of cost by the state authorities. All passengers will undergo14 days of Home Quarantine. Passengers exiting Uttar Pradesh within 7 days of arrival shall be exempted from mandatory quarantine subject to validation of return/onward travel.

All other asymptomatic passengers arriving at Uttar Pradesh are
exempted from quarantine if they are in the state for 7 days or less. Such passengers will have to carry the details of their return journey.
 
WEST BENGAL

With effect from 23:59 hrs of 7th May 2021, all flight passengers coming from outside the state of West Bengal shall mandatorily possess an RT-PCR negative test report for a test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure. In case any passenger is found to have landed in West Bengal without such test report, (s)he will be quarantined for 14 days at their own cost."
 
It is mandatory for all passengers arriving into West Bengal to fill-up and submit the declaration form using the Sandhane App developed by H&FW Department of West Bengal. Please download the App here

Only emergency cases like death of kin will be exempted from prior testing. However, they will have to get themselves tested on arrival at the airport at their cost Children are not exempted from RTPCR Test. Infants (0-24 months) who don’t occupy a seat are exempted.

People carrying Vaccination Certificate are also not been exempted from Testing. If a person is on an official duty and is tested negative for COVID-19, he/she will be allowed to perform the duty & return without any restrictions.
 
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Author : Sourav Choudhury

Sourav Choudhury is a social entrepreneur living in France since 2003 and working for the cause of Indian community of France, since 2007. He is founder of multiple projects: the largest social network of the Indian community of France, a French language school for english speaking expatriates, this website, and few other projects.