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Airports Authority Of India Issues Fresh Guidelines For Passengers Flying To Goa, Mandates 14 Day Quarantine

Passengers flying to Goa are required to go for either 14 days home quarantine or paid institutional quarantine, states updated guidelines issued by the Airports Authority of India

Airports Authority Of India Issues Fresh Guidelines For Passengers Flying To Goa, Mandates 14 Day Quarantine
Highlights
  • Passengers producing COVID-19 negative certificate can avoid quarantine
  • Thermal screening must for all passengers; test symptomatic passengers: AAI
  • Symptomatic people to stay in institutional quarantine till COVID results

New Delhi: With India unlocking its economy in a staggered manner after over 60 days of total lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic air travel resumed. Indian skies opened up for domestic passenger services on May 25 and from August 8 international travel will also restart. To ensure safe travel for both passengers and the airline staff amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued state-wise guidelines.

On August 5, AAI issued updated guidelines for passengers flying to Goa according to which, all passengers are required to go for either 14 days home quarantine or paid institutional quarantine, with exemptions.

Also Read: Here Are The Latest Guidelines For International Passengers Travelling To India Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Asymptomatic passengers are given three options to choose from:

1. Produce a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) recognised lab not more than 48 hours prior to the arrival in Goa.

2. Mandatory 14 days home quarantine. If an individual does not have facilities for home quarantine, he/she can opt for paid institutional quarantine for 14 days.

3. Opt for giving swab and getting a COVID-19 test done for Rs. 2,000. And until the results come, passengers will have to be in paid quarantine.

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If an asymptomatic passenger is either able to produce a COVID negative report or opt for COVID test, he/she will be exempted from mandatory 14 days home quarantine.

AAI has directed thermal screening for all passengers and COVID test for symptomatic passengers. Until the COVID test results are available, symptomatic passengers are to stay in institutional quarantine.

All passengers flying to Goa are expected to certify the status of their health through the Aarogya Setu mobile application or a self-declaration form.

Guidelines For Tourists Flying To Goa

For tourists, AAI has mandated pre-booking of accommodation at hotels registered with the Department of Tourism. On arrival, tourists will have to show the proof of pre-booking for the entire duration of their stay in the state.

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All tourists will have to undergo basic screening at the entry point. Any tourist exhibiting sickness or COVID-19 related symptoms upon arrival will be subjected to a COVID-19 test at designated testing centers or hospitals at the tourist’s cost, reads the guidelines.

In case a passenger is not carrying a valid COVID negative certificate, he/she will have to undergo testing at designated testing centers or hospitals. Travellers will have to stay in self-isolation until the reports are out.

The isolation facilities will be provided by the accommodation units themselves, where the tourist made a pre-booking. Once results are received, only and if found COVID-19 negative, the tourist shall be allowed to travel outside the isolation facility. In case any tourist is found COVID-19 positive, the accommodation unit will act as per the extant protocol issued by the state health department. All costs for COVID-19 test including the stay at the isolation or quarantine facilities shall be borne by the tourists themselves, added the guidelines.

If necessary, tourists will be asked to fill a self-declaration form provided at the accommodation unit for contact tracing.

Also Read: Serum Institute Of India Partners With The Gates Foundation For Manufacturing 100 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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World

26,14,68,997Cases
22,22,61,229Active
3,40,08,183Recovered
51,99,585Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,14,68,997 and 51,99,585 have died; 22,22,61,229 are active cases and 3,40,08,183 have recovered as on November 29, 2021 at 3:42 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

129

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  1. Pp

    August 20, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Nice! Now more people will travel by car

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